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Markets 19 Sep 2017 | 10:53 PM

China's rubber appetite fails to boost prices amid over-supply

LAUNCESTON, Australia: Pop quiz. Of the major commodities where China is the world's biggest buyer, which has seen the largest increase in imports so far this year? The answer is rubber, both natural and synthetic.

Markets 16 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Inelastic demand for rubber gloves

ON the surface, it looks like tough times for rubber glove makers — with raw material costs escalating and a weaker US dollar against the ringgit potentially eating into revenue.

Business 31 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Rubber prices seen increasing in 2016 on tyre-demand in US, Japan, Europe

KUALA LUMPUR: Rubber prices may improve slightly next year on an increase in demand for tyres from Japan, the United States and Europe.

Community 18 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

New measures to help rubber holders affected by fall of rubber prices and the on-going dry spell

TEMERLOH: The government will introduce several short and long term measures to help out some 490,000 rubber small holders who are affected by the fall of rubber prices and the on-going dry spell.

Commodities 17 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Rubber price may improve under new mechanism

PUTRAJAYA: Rubber estate smallholders and rubber tappers may expect better returns for the commodity soon under a new price mechanism set to be implemented by the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB).

Business 11 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

M'sia, Thai, Indonesia want no undercutting of rubber prices

SINGAPORE: The International Rubber Consortium (IRCo), which represents rubber producers of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, has recommended its members should not sell natural rubber at the current low prices.

Economy 12 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Headwinds aside, is rubber gloves sentiment rising?

THE rubber glove sector is not an easy one to figure out for investors.

Metro News 05 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

‘Most Sabah rubber planters are smallholders’

KENINGAU: Smallholders form the bulk of rubber planters in Sabah.

Markets 13 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Higher rubber glove prices likely

PETALING JAYA: Rubber glove prices may rise by as much as 9% to 12% within the next few days, mainly due to the after effects of Hurricane Irma. According to the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma), the devastation has caused the prices of butadiene, an important material in the production of nitrile latex, to soar as its production has been severely affected

Business 07 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Margma sees higher rubber glove sales in H2

PETALING JAYA: The rubber glove industry is expected to achieve higher sales and could garner better margins in the second half of this year (H2), said Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) president Denis Low (pic).