Do we, in 2018, still need a traditional futures market in the Rubber Industry?

If there’s one thing that’s accelerated over the last twenty-odd years, it’s technology, opening up the greyest corner of any business to everyone with a smartphone. It has also meant that there’s little mystery left in anything we do. “What do I need an intermediary for, when I can do it myself?” Try it: it […]

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Rubber is a Universal Resource

Rubber is essential to modern life and natural rubber, in particular, is highly sought-after because of its high strength, resistance, elasticity and plasticity. Between 2000 and 2016, global demand for natural rubber nearly doubled to 12.6 million metric tonnes, and the upward consumption trend shows no signs of stopping. Compared to synthetic rubbers, natural rubber […]

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A Bright Future for Rubber

The demand for natural rubber closely tracks the performance of the economy. As global GDP grows, consumption and hence the need for natural rubber grow too. The recent economic surge worldwide therefore predicts a bright future for natural rubber demand. Furthermore, major developed economies are spending more on infrastructure, which will increase the use of […]

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