IRA: International Rubber Association


Asian stocks firm before US inflation test; yen gains

Chinese equities and most other regional stock markets climbed on Thursday, while the dollar held its ground against European rivals ahead of crucial U.S. inflation data that could provide fresh clues on when the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates.

Centralised model to overcome rubber worker shortage, Parliament told

The government is developing a centralised consolidation and clustering model to address local and foreign labour shortages in the rubber industry’s upstream sector.

US SEC to vote on long-awaited climate disclosure rule, notice says

Wall Street's top regulator will vote on March 6 on whether to adopt rules requiring U.S.-listed companies to report climate-related risks, the agency said in a notice on Wednesday, in a potentially major overhaul of U.S. disclosure rules.

US economy surprises with faster than expected growth

The US economy grew faster than expected in the final months of last year, driven by robust household and government spending.

Thai manufacturing sector shrinks for 5th month amid ASEAN slowdown

The purchasing managers' Index (PMI) for the ASEAN region fell for the third straight month in December, dropping 0.3 points from November to 49.7.

Red Sea attacks already bigger issue for supply chain than pandemic, maritime advisory warns

A leading ocean supply chain advisory firm is warning that the disruptions to shipping from the Houthi rebel attacks in the Red Sea are already more damaging to the supply chain impact than the early Covid-19 pandemic.




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