Rubber producers optimistic about future despite price freefall

Rubber exports are on pace to double by 2016 even as plunging prices hit the international market, according to experts. Prices for sheet rubber fetched 120 baht (US$3.66) a kilogram in Thailand in 2011, but by last week had dropped to 51 baht a kilogram – the lowest in five years, according to Bangkok’s Rubber […]

Middle and Affluent Class in Vietnam and Myanmar Will Double in Size by 2020

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM–(Marketwired – Dec 18, 2013) – The middle and affluent class will double in size in Vietnam and Myanmar between now and 2020, according to a publication by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Consumers in these two Southeast Asian countries are also among the most optimistic in the world — more […]