RUBBER MARKET CLOSES HIGHER (SCREEN)

ZUFAZLIN BAHARUDDIN

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 -- The Malaysian rubber market closed higher today supported by a recovery in the regional rubber futures markets.

A dealer said gains were also supported by an increase in oil prices following the upbeat US economic data.

At press time, the benchmark Brent crude surged 1.30 per cent to US$56 per barrel today.