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NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Despite recent rise, Rubber prices are still near 6-month lows   |   07.13.16 – Reuters – Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures bounced back on Monday, snapping a four-day losing streak and recovering from a near five-month low hit last


  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


  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 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 Futures at Three-Month High on Japan GDP news

Rubber for delivery in February gained as much as 2.7 percent to 290.3 yen a kilogram $2,912 a metric ton on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange, the highest level for a most-active contract since May 23. Rubber climbed to the highest

Recent Asian Natural Rubber price gains may prove optimistic

Benchmark Rubber prices in Tokyo have rallied 21 percent since the 2013 low in late June and were around 275.6 yen $2.84 per kilogram in Asian trade on Wednesday. The main contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange has also rallied

Record glut for rubber

Rubber fell 21 percent to 238.9 yen on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange this year and is now 55 percent below the record 535.7 yen reached in February 2011. Lower prices should reduce costs for Bridgestone Corp., Michelin & Cie. and Goodyear