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Eye now on sustainable rubber production

From PROFESSOR DATUK DR AHMAD IBRAHIM, Fellow Academy of Sciences Malaysia, UCSI University.

Philippines falls most among Asean markets on tepid growth data

SINGAPORE: The Philippine stock index fell nearly 2% on Thursday after a disappointing first-quarter growth data, while most of its peers in the region extended losses as investors remained edgy ahead of the crucial U.S.-China trade talks.

Shark-bite resistant wetsuit tested

RESEARCHERS at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia have received government funding to test a new neoprene -- a synthetic rubber commonly used in wetsuits -- against the force of a bite from several species, including the great white shark.

China weakness spreads far and wide, from Caterpillar to Nvidia

NEW YORK: Caterpillar Inc. manufactures huge yellow bulldozers. Nvidia Corp. makes minuscule computer chips. Their products have little in common, but their earnings on Monday pointed to the same direction: demand in China is slowing down for a widening type of goods.

Executives raise global growth alarm on risks from China to UK

HONG KONG: Corporate executives are increasingly nervous about the global economic outlook as they see threats multiplying from China to trade to Brexit.

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Wellcall gets technology boost from Sweden’s Trelleborg

INDUSTRIAL rubber hose manufacturer Wellcall Holdings Bhd charts another milestone when it inks a joint venture with Sweden’s Trelleborg Holding AB – a world leader in engineered polymer solutions provider.

Palm oil seen to be in range bound trade next week

KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives will likely remain in range-bound trading at between RM2,130 and RM2,170 next week, as traders may adopt a wait-and-see attitude, amid the ongoing trade tensions between the United States (US) and China, a dealer said.