By David Shaw ERJ staff
ERJ has an exclusive report on why rubber prices are so high. Readers should click the link below to read the detailed report.
The report suggests that so-called super-traders are manipulating the price, but not on the official exchanges of Shanghai, Tokyo and Singapore, but by buying cuplump from smallholders, and restricting availability to processors. The key new development is that a few tens of individuals are co-ordinating large-scale activitity across South-East Asia, driving prices ever upward.
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