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Plantations 30 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Tech way forward for rubber smallholders

IT is an established fact that rubber smallholders, over decades of their existence, have been subjected to boom and bust cycles as characterised by vagaries of widely fluctuating rubber prices. They are at the mercy and held to ransom by rubber prices, over which they have no influence or control whatsoever.

Business 30 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Thai govt seeks investors for Rubber City

It hopes projects will help boost rubber prices and triple local consumption

Focus 14 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Rubber clay’s the way

Rubber eraser manufacturer Armcrest Industries has found a new lease on life with an ingenious new product called rubber clay, which can be used for modelling and even to make artwork on canvas. MEK ZHIN investigates.

Business 25 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian Rubber Board to launch new strategies to spur rubber industry

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) is planning to launch a second edition of strategies for the local rubber industry within the next few months in view of the new challenges and prolonged issues in the thriving industry, according to director-general Datuk Dr Salmiah Ahmad.

Commodities 17 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Speed up purchase of rubber, Thai PM orders

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed government agencies to expedite their purchase of natural rubber in the local market as part of a bid to boost domestic demand and help prop up falling prices, a government spokesman said.

Business 02 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Smooth sailing for rubber gloves

THE rubber glove sector should continue on its smooth-sailing path driven by robust earnings outlook, given that capacity in the sector is still below market demand.

Plantations 18 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM

Thailand moves to support rubber farmers

BANGKOK: Thailand’s government has announced a series of measures to help rubber farmers reeling from a slump in global prices to five-year lows, helping push up futures in Tokyo and Shanghai by nearly 5%.

Business 26 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Thailand to woo US$10bil investments for Rubber City

PETALING JAYA: The Thai government is targeting some US$10bil worth of investments for the Rubber City development located in the Southern Region Industrial Estate of Hat Yai, 946 km south of Bangkok

Community 13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM

Improving rubber industry

JOHOR BARU: The Government will continue with its research and development (R&D) activities and related programmes to increase productivity in the rubber industry.

Business 08 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

New China rubber standard likely to hurt major producers in Malaysia, Thailand

BEIJING: China has approved a new standard for compound rubber that cuts the amount of natural rubber allowed in the formula, a move that is expected hurt major producers in Thailand and Malaysia, analysts and traders said.