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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

RUBBER ENTERS BULL MARKET AS THAILAND CUTS EXPORTS

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Rubber prices are up significantly – it’s a good time to lock in prices for tires, v-belts, etc.   World’s biggest exporters cut shipments Rubber entered a bull market on Monday in Tokyo and Shanghai after Thailand

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

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

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

Rubber: Shanghai and TOCOM lowest since 2009

The benchmark rubber contract on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) for September delivery dropped 8.5 yen, or 4 percent, to settle at 206.4 yen ($2.02) per kg. It fell to an intraday low of 205.1 yen per kg, the lowest

Rubber prices down 6% on news from Thailand

Rubber prices are down as much as 6% this week as traders rush to sell on fears the market will become awash with surplus supply after the Thai government said it would start selling its massive stockpile. Thai Agriculture Minister

Rubber prices falling: producers to take action

Natural rubber prices have lost between 13% (in Shanghai) and 20% (Tokyo) since the beginning of the year, after falling 25% in 2013. Last week, the International Rubber Consortium (IRCo) urged its members not to sell their products to current

Rubber trades near 7-month low

The rubber contract for delivery in June on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange lost 5.1 percent to 229.3 yen a kilogram ($2,234 a metric ton), the lowest settlement for a most-active contract since June 26. It was the biggest daily loss