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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

Sugar shortage in 2014~2015

Global output of raw sugar will fall short of demand by about 900,000 metric tons in the 12 months from October compared with a glut of 1.4 million tons in 2013-2014, Rabobank said in a quarterly report. While it’s too early

Sugar prices expected to increase on El Nino and short supply

Sugar is attempting to break out of its prolonged bear market. Raw sugar futures stood recently at 18.28 cents per pound, up from a low of 14.7 cents early this year. Even so, the current price is only half of

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

Thai rice subsidy scheme backfires

The controversial rice subsidy scheme, which paid farmers up to 50 percent above market rates, helped propel Thailand’s prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to power in 2011, but now appears to be unraveling as global cereal prices are likely to fall further.

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