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TOKYO RUBBER ENDS UP, AFTER HITTING 2.5 MONTH LOW

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  Rubber is down 20% over the last 4 weeks: time to renegotiate tires and other rubber-based products.   05.25.16 – Tokyo Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures ended higher on Friday, erasing earlier losses on the back of a

TOCOM HITS 8-MONTH HIGH

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Higher Rubber costs mean upward price pressure on tires, industrial hoses, etc.   04.12.16 – Tokyo Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures extended gains to hit an 8-month high on Tuesday as firmer prices of oil and other commodities

CONTSTRUCTION MATERIAL PRICES CONTINUE FREE FALL IN FEBRUARY (2016)

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Construction costs are falling – good time to renegotiate un-awarded projects.   03.15.16 – Washington, .D.C Construction input prices fell for the eighth consecutive month during February 2016 according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor

SPECIALTY STEEL PRICES HIT 9-YEAR LOW

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  High-strength steel components for construction and other machinery should cost less than before.   Sluggish demand for construction materials TOKYO — Specialty steel prices have fallen to their lowest in nine years due to sluggish demand for

RUBBER PRICES FALL EVEN MORE AS COMMODITIES SLUMP

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  Rubber prices are at 6-year lows – a good time to approach suppliers for price decreases.   Rubber has emerged as one of the worst performers amid the slump in global commodities in recent weeks, thanks to a

Uranium price soars as Japan restarts nuclear reactors

Kyushu Electric Power Co. received final local approval last Friday to resume power generation at its Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. All reactors in Japan have been shut since the March 2011 meltdowns crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s

How low can gold go?

Gold for December delivery slipped 0.1 percent to $1,170.60 an ounce by 7:55 a.m. on the Comex in New York. Prices declined as much as 0.9 percent to $1,161 earlier today, before rebounding. Bullion for immediate delivery retreated 0.2 percent

Rubber tumbles to 5-year low

Tokyo rubber futures prices, which set the global trend, fell last week to their lowest level since 2009, as concerns about oversupply and weak demand from top consumer China sparked heavy selling by speculators. Commodity experts say the increase in

Nickel rises above $20,000 on supply concerns

Nickel outperformed other industrial metals last week, surging 9 per cent for its steepest weekly advance in four years. Prices of the metal used in stainless steel climbed to a two-year high May 9 after the closure of Vale SA’s

Rubber: who will bite the bullet?

Natural rubber prices have fallen by more than 30 % since the beginning of the year. This past week, global rubber prices tumbled towards their weakest in more than five years, as Thailand, the world’s top producer, plans to clear