RUBBER MARKET ENDS MOSTLY LOWER ON INTENSIFYING COVID-19 WOES (SCREEN)

NIAM SEET WEI

KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 -- The Malaysian rubber market eased further to close mostly lower today following growing concerns in the global financial markets over the COVID-19 pandemic.

A dealer said the local rubber market also took the cue from the weaker January 2020 natural rubber (NR) data.

According to a report released by the Department of Statistics Malaysia today, NR exports fell by 9.3 per cent to 45,827 tonnes during the month from 50,516 tonnes in December 2019.