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    1. Pirelli Expands Its Range Of All Season Tyres

      Pirelli’s All Season range, which can be used throughout the year, has expanded as a direct response to increased demand from motorists. All Season tyres are intended for people not looking for extreme performance or covering big distances every year. Instead, they are ideal for drivers whose main priority is safety both in winter and […]

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    2. Malaysia: Rubber production increases 24.7% in July

      by ASILA JALIL / pic by BLOOMBERG THE production of natural rubber in the country increased 24.7% in July to 41,801 tonnes compared to 33,531 tonnes registered in June, according to monthly rubber statistics by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM). Yearly comparison of the production, however, registered a decline of 30.4% compared to the […]

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    3. Vredestein Quatrac: New Evolution In Growing All-Season Segment

      In a European all-season segment that grew by 23% percent last year, Vredestein continues to evolve its products and underline its all-season expertise. After being the first brand to launch an all-season tyre for high-end performance cars in 2019 with the Quatrac Pro, the brand is now renewing its portfolio in the segment for smaller […]

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    4. Introducing First Brands Group, Formerly TRICO Group

      The renowned and established automotive replacement parts manufacturer, TRICO Group, has announced its new name: First Brands Group, along with the addition of two new brands to its growing portfolio. It is fitting that as the organisation adopts its new identity, which reflects its position as a multi-brand global player, the First Brands Group is […]

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    5. New Giti GTR955 Combi Road tire

      New Giti GTR955 Combi Road tire

      The Giti GTR955 Combi Road tyre is being launched in three new 17.5” sizes, marking the first time Giti Tire’s latest truck and bus tyre technology has been available in smaller rims. Initially available in 215/75R17.5, it will be followed by the 235/75R17.5 and 245/70R17.5 in quarter four. The tyres are designed for regional and […]

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    6. Goodyear Unveils Unique Eagle F1 SuperSport Tyre for Pure Etcr

      Goodyear has revealed the bespoke Eagle F1 SuperSport race tyre that will be equipped to all cars in PURE ETCR, the world’s first all-electric multi-brand touring car series. Goodyear is the exclusive tyre supplier and founding partner of this exciting new racing championship. The unique treaded race tyre for PURE ETCR is the latest in […]

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    7. Pirelli Begins World Rally Championship Testing Programme In Sardinia

      Pirelli will embark on its 2021 World Rally Championship campaign with two days of private tyre testing today and tomorrow in Sardinia: the first day devoted to gravel and the second day on asphalt. At the wheel of Pirelli’s uniquely-liveried Citroen C3 WRC test car will be Norway’s Andreas Mikkelsen, co-driven by his compatriot Anders […]

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    8. Continental Combines The Special-Purpose Tyre Segment Into A New Business Unit

      Technology company Continental is combining its global activities in the special-purpose tyre segment. Effective July 1, the business areas of ‘Commercial Specialty Tires’, ‘Two Wheel Tires’ and ‘Hoosier Racing Tire’ are combined in a new “Specialty Tires” business unit.  As a result, from now on the entire Continental specialty tyre business will be developed, manufactured […]

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    9. Camso AIR 561 Tyre Doubles Wear Life in Ground Support Equipment Applications

      Camso’s Solideal AIR 561, has quickly found its way to some of the world’s busiest airports. This industrial pneumatic tyre was especially designed for ground support equipment (GSE) and landed a new OEM contract to supply these tyres to Charlatte Manutention, a leading manufacturer of battery powered airport equipment (baggage tractors, tow tractors, beltloaders, and […]

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    10. NR supplier Halcyon Agri, WWF to set up rubber trust fund

      NR supplier Halcyon Agri, WWF to set up rubber trust fund

      SINGAPORE — Natural rubber (NR) supplier Halcyon Agri Corp. Ltd. and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are joining hands to set up a “rubber trust fund” (RTF) to help enhance the sustainability of natural rubber. Supported by the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) Incubator grant, the two parties will develop a “first-of-its-kind financial mechanism model” that will […]

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    11. IMF encouraged by recovery in China, but pandemic could resurge

      The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen ahead of the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund cited limited but encouraging signs of recovery in China, the first country to suffer the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said it could not […]

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    12. Mexico auto lobby urges government to keep border open for business

      MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) on Monday urged the government to keep goods flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border despite the coronavirus outbreak in a bid to help automakers weather the crisis. In a statement, AMIA also asked for regional content rules under a new North American trade agreement not to […]

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    13. NR growth outlook falling on coronavirus-induced demand drop

      KUALA LUMPUR — The growth in demand for and production of natural rubber is slipping, prompting the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) to revise downward its 2020 global outlook for natural rubber. The association said it expects NR production to grow by 2.7% this year to 14.2 million metric tons, down from the […]

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    14. There is still a chance for rubber to continue to explore long-term rubber

      The epidemic has no major impact on upstream rubber production. Domestic production areas are in the cut-off season, and major overseas production areas in Thailand and Indonesia have not yet spread the epidemic on a large scale. However, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand has increased in recent days, and trade with China has also […]

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    15. Germany likely to lose the most from trade diverted by U.S.-Sino deal

      BERLIN (Reuters) – The trade deal struck by the United States and China will divert trade away from European exporters, experts said on Tuesday, and Germany is likely to be affected the most. Washington and Beijing last week reached a truce in their 18-month trade war, which slowed global economic growth and increased business uncertainty.

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    16. Rubber long and short double washing rises unchanged

      The main reason for the stagnation of rubber prices is that the contradiction between supply and demand is not sharp enough to make prices soar. The current price level basically reflects the favorable factors in the early stage. The drought has lasted for a long time, and it has not been raining in central and […]

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    17. It is not easy to lift the bottom of the rubber out of the mud

      Although the price of rubber prices is not easy to rise, the bottom may rise: the supply and demand structure in 2020 has not yet undergone a substantial change, and it is not easy for a sustained offensive increase. But the bottom may rise upwards: previously seen bottom opportunities may be difficult to see.

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    18. Automakers to pay $3 billion in new U.S. tariffs under USMCA: budget estimate

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s rewrite of North American trade rules will cost automakers nearly $3 billion more in tariffs over the next decade for cars and parts that will not meet higher regional content requirements over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates.

       

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    19. Challenging prospects for rubber industry: Report

      Challenging prospects for rubber industry: Report

      The market conditions seem to be challenging for the natural rubber (NR) industry, as demand is caught up in the prevailing disarray in global trade and investments, geopolitics and slowing economy. As China accounts for a staggering 40 per cent of the global consumption of rubber, its trade war with the US and slowing economic […]

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    20. Challenging times ahead for rubber sector

      Challenging times ahead for rubber sector

      The outlook is not very optimistic for rubber producing and consuming sectors according to Sawar Dhanania, Chairman of the Rubber Board. He was delivering the presidential address at the 179th meeting of the Rubber Board, in Kottayam. The economy world-wide is passing through difficult times and the economic horizon is overcast with uncertainty adversely affecting […]

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    21. Analysis: India’s limping economy threatens to undermine commodity markets

      Analysis: India’s limping economy threatens to undermine commodity markets

      Singapore — India’s economy has shifted into lower gear since the country’s general election, posting its slowest growth in six years for the April-June quarter and taking a toll on energy and commodity markets that were already grappling with an ailing automotive sector and a lack of liquidity. Not registered? Receive daily […]

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    22. Don’t Bank on a Global Recession Just Yet, BIS Chief Says

      Don’t Bank on a Global Recession Just Yet, BIS Chief Says

      (Bloomberg) — Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here.  The world economy isn’t yet on the cusp of a global recession, according to the head of the Bank for International Settlements, often referred to as the central bankers’ central bank. “It has certainly slowed down. […]

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