Unsustainable natural rubber poses major threat to wildlife and people

Used in everyday products, such as tyres, yoga mats, shoes and condoms – global natural rubber production is lacking the transparency and subsequent sustainability commitments to protect both people and wildlife. That is the finding of the world’s first analysis of the natural rubber industry undertaken ...

ZSL (Zoological Society of London)

Thailand boosting rubber exports a concern

Rubber growers and exporters have expressed concern that prices will continue to fall as Thailand seeks to boost its natural rubber exports, industry insider Men Sopheak said. In March, the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC), which comprises Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, agreed to reduce rubber exports ...

Socfin Cambodia announces success of 2018 CSR initiatives

Socfin Cambodia, a leader in the development and management of rubber plantations in the Kingdom, announced its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) accomplishments in a press release issued on Monday. Socfin Cambodia, which is part of the Europe-based Socfin Group, operates in the Kingdom under two subsidiaries ...

RAOT working to boost rubber futures

The Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAOT) has joined five rubber traders to set up a 1.2-billion-baht fund to invest in paper rubber traded on the Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX), aiming to boost anaemic volume in rubber futures. Keep reading ...

1.8 billion baht set aside to promote use of rubber

The cabinet on Tuesday (July 25) decided to allocate 1.8 billion baht from the Central Fund to promote the use of rubber by various government bodies. The fund is to be distributed among three ministries:1.5 billion baht for the Ministry of Defence164.4 million baht for ...

Southern rubber farmers grow impatient

Discontent among southern rubber farmers against the government has grown even as the government explained it has done its best to ease their woes stemming from plummeting rubber prices.Read more ...

Yokohama Rubber to rev up Chinese capacity by nearly 50%

Yokohama Rubber will ramp up its tire output capability in China as it seeks to boost business with local automakers. The Japanese manufacturer will bolster its production capacity for passenger-car tires in China to 13.6 million units a year by 2020, up nearly 50% from 9.35 million units in ...

Rubber prices soar by 132pct

Cambodian rubber exports increased 32 percent during the first three months of the year compared with the same period last year, while prices grew 132 percent during the first quarter, an agriculture official said on April 26. The Kingdom exported 32,000 tonnes of rubber in ...

Slow bounce for rubber price

Rubber prices are predicted to increase gradually as suppliers in the main producing countries restrict their stock for export to let the price recover after a long decline. Pol Sopha, director-general of the rubber department at the Agriculture Ministry, said exports had increased from year ...

Authorities hopeful of rebounding rubber price this year

Luang Namtha provincial authorities are hoping an increase in the world price of rubber will boost exports to China and local farmers’ incomes. The end of rubber tapping season October-November last year saw the price reach 8,000-9,000 kip a kg for raw rubber and this ...

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