Environmental group praises Bridgestone's zero deforestation policy

Mighty Earth, an environmental group devoted to protecting rain forests and other endangered landscapes, is praising Bridgestone Corp. for the zero deforestation portion of its recently announced Global Sustainability Procurement Policy. []Demand for natural rubber has caused rapid deforestation in Southeast Asia, especially in Cambodia, Laos, ...

Rubber & Plastics News Staff

Agencies instructed to speed up rubber plans

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed nine state agencies to speed up the use of rubber in a bid to lift domestic demand which will help shore up falling rubber prices.Keep reading ...

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 ...

Pioneers prospering in Hà Tĩnh border land

Witnessing it now, one cannot imagine how sterile and deserted the Tây Sơn economic zone in central Hà Tĩnh Province was 14 years ago. Lying among the greenery of rubber, tea and acacia on the Việt Nam-Lào border – some 30km from the Cầu Treo ...

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 ...

New study analyses biggest threats to Southeast Asian biodiversity

Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot — but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on that biodiversity are severe. Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot — but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on ...

Firmer prospects as rubber rebounds

Cambodia’s beleaguered rubber industry looks set for a turnaround as international rubber prices continue their strong rebound. Local traders and industry officials said on January 12 they were optimistic that rubber prices, which doubled during the course of 2016, would continue to rise as the ...

Cambodia, Russia discuss trade

Since reaching a deal to import agricultural products from the kingdom to Russia in mid-2016, Cambodia and Russia have now started talks on boosting trade involving agriculture, garments and oil. Cambodia asked Russia to import milled rice, sugar and garment products to comply with the agreement ...

Rubber growers may see profits bounce back

Rubber growers may have another chance to make money from the crop, but may have to wait a few years to reap profits. This was the prediction made by Chinese experts in the rubber trade on December 26 when they revealed the results of their ...

Waiting to tap rubber’s rebound

The large-scale rubber plantations that arrived in force in Cambodia a decade ago as global rubber prices moved to historic peaks are facing sober prospects as trees they planted before the commodity’s prices headed south begin to reach maturity. While international rubber prices have been ...

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