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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

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%.

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.

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.