SMIT: Cut rubber trees to manage price 2014-09-23

India Rubber Summit & Dinner 2014 discusses rubber price, presents awards Dr Hidde P Smit, former secretary general of International Rubber Study Group (IRSD) and rubber market analyst, has suggested tree-felling and reduced tapping in order slow falling rubber prices. Delivering the key-note address at the sixth...

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Former IRSG leader suggests rubber tree-felling to raise NR pricing levels 2014-09-23

Tyres & Accessories reported that Dr. Hidde P. Smit, former secretary general of International Rubber Study Group and rubber market analyst, suggested tree-felling and reduced tapping in order slow falling NR prices.Rubbertree Smit’s comment came during his keynote address at the recent India Rubber Summit...

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Bridgestone begins producing natural rubber in Mesa, Arizona 2014-09-22

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is one step closer to its long-term environmental goal of developing a new, domestic and commercially-viable source for natural rubber. BSA, a subsidiary of the world’s largest tire and rubber manufacturer, Bridgestone Corp., has announced the grand opening of its Biorubber Process...

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Prayut vows to boost low rubber prices 2014-09-20

Overhaul of industry set to take 2-3 years Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed to tackle falling rubber prices as a matter of national priority, but warned it will take at least two years to solve the problem.  The premier made the comments after chairing a National Rubber Policy Committee meeting...

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Worried over low prices, rubber growers stop tapping 2014-09-19

Rubber prices have dropped to levels of ₹120 a kg despite efforts to prevent the downtrend in rubber prices by various stakeholders in the industry. The Kerala Government’s efforts to drive the market higher have also failed. Various reasons could be attributed to his trend but the general belief is that the...

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Malaysia, China to step up on rubber research 2014-09-18

Malaysia will increase its collaborative efforts with China in rubber research and technology as part of the overall strategy to market more rubber products, said Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. Speaking at a seminar on engineered rubber products at...

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Tale of two commodities - rubber and palm oil 2014-09-16

The headlines in the regional media these days are; Palm oil prices hit nine-month lows; Palm oil hits hurdles in South East Asia; Thailand encourages rubber farmers to switch crops ;Thailand may use more rubber at home to help stem a sharp decline in prices.It has been said recently, it would waive an export tax on...

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Rubber to rise on Thai output cut 2014-09-16

Rubber is nearing the bottom of a bear market that started in January and is poised to rise after its slump to a five-year low triggered output cuts in Thailand, according to a survey of 15 analysts.  Futures on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange, down 64% from a record in 2011, will climb to 205 yen a kilogram ($1,910...

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