MUMBAI, Oct 17- Indian natural rubber output is likely to drop over 10 percent in 2014/ 15 from the previous crop year, hit by heavy rain in key growing regions and as farmers suspend tapping due to lower prices, the head of the country's top producer said. The spot price of India's most traded RSS-4 rubber has fallen over a quarter so far in 2014 to 12,250 rupees per 100...» Read More
Aug 20- Tire makers such as Bridgestone Corp and Continental AG are spending millions of dollars on the development of new rubber-yielding crops such as dandelions to reduce their reliance on rubber-tree plantations in Southeast Asia. Here are key facts about the rubber trade and the research into new sources of natural rubber.
*Dandelion native to Kazakhstan yields tyre-grade rubber. MUENSTER, Germany, Aug 20- Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport.
Shares of Malaysia's latex glove makers have had a tough year so far, but some analysts expect panic over Africa's Ebola outbreak may spur gains.
*Afren suspends output from Kurdistan, shares weaken. *Nokian Renkaat hit by plummeting sales in Russia. Tensions between the West and Russia and the advance of Sunni militants in Iraq have alarmed investors already weighing the implications of weak European economic data and the prospect of U.S. monetary tightening.
*Afren suspends output from Kurdistan, shares weaken. *Nokian Renkaat hit by plummeting sales in Russia. London- listed oil producer Afren said it had suspended output at its Barda Rash oilfield, the first to shut in Iraqi Kurdistan.
*Afren suspends output from Kurdistan, shares weaken. *Nokian Renkaat hit by plummeting sales in Russia. President Barack Obama authorized air strikes in Iraq.
*Afren sinks after suspends output from Kurdistan. *Nokian Renkaat hit by plummeting sales in Russia. *Monte dei Paschi falls after results.
PARIS, Aug 1- European stocks fell on Friday for the third straight session in brisk trade, with a broad index hitting a 3-1/ 2 month low as tension between Russia and the West as well as concerns around losses at Banco Espirito Santo gnawed at sentiment.
Wolfgang Schaefer, CFO at Continental AG, comments on the company's results and outlook, and discusses the impact the strong euro has had on the group's profitability.
July 30- Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co, the biggest U.S. tire maker, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as it sold fewer tires to vehicle makers in North America and Latin America. Goodyear shares fell as much as 8.8 percent $25.22, their biggest intraday percentage decline in nearly two years.
July 30- Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co, the biggest U.S. tire maker, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as it sold fewer tires to automakers in North America and Latin America. Total replacement tire shipments, however, rose 6 percent, Goodyear said. Excluding items, Goodyear earned 80 cents per share.
July 30- Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co, the biggest U.S. tire maker, reported a higher quarterly profit on increased demand for replacement tires. Net income available to the company's shareholders increased about 18 percent to $213 million, or 76 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $181 million, or 67 cents per share, a year earlier.
Jean-Dominique Sénard, CEO of Michelin, comments on the group's Russian operations and says Europe needs to be more competitive to deal with moves in the euro currency.
PARIS, July 29- French tyre maker Michelin's first-half net profit rose 13 percent to 624 million euros despite a fall in revenue as lower raw material costs outweighed adverse currency effects, price cuts and slowing demand for big tyres.
*Shares in Russia- exposed firms slip on Ukraine crisis. LONDON, May 23- Russia, which once promised rich pickings for European firms highly exposed to the country, now looks more like a liability for them as the economy struggles and investors worry the Ukraine crisis is set to fester.
DETROIT, May 22- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it is recalling 466,000 minivans and cars globally, mostly in the United States, for possible faulty brakes and loss of a spare tire. Toyota said it was not aware of any accidents, injuries or fatalities related to the issue.
Increased imports by India would buoy international prices, which have fallen around a quarter this year on concerns over economic growth in China and on plans by world No.1 rubber producer Thailand to sell 200,000 tonnes from its state stockpiles.
It may also evaluate an outright sale of American Tire to another company in a so-called dual track process, some of the people said.
*Alstom up on German support for Siemens tie-up. LONDON, May 12- European stocks inched higher on Monday, with France's Alstom rallying after Germany said it would support a takeover by Siemens, but tensions in Ukraine are likely to limit the market's strength.
PARIS, May 12- European shares rose in early trade on Monday, with France's Alstom rallying after Germany said it would support a tie-up with Siemens.