RUBBER MARKET ENDS MIXED (SCREEN)

SITI NOOR AFERA ABU

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 -- The Malaysian rubber market closed mixed today as demand for the commodity was capped by a stronger ringgit, a dealer said.

He said lingering concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak continued to drive demand for natural rubber.

However, prices were capped by a firmer ringgit against the US dollar, with the local note appreciating to 4.4.2230/2280 against the greenback as at 5 pm today from yesterday’s close of 4.2310/2350