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    • Nokian makes progress on sustainability projects

      NOKIA, Finland — Nokian Tyres has made significant progress in improving the energy efficiency of its tires as well as in advancing sustainability projects around alternative tire rubber and recycling.

    • Conti revises 2018 earnings forecast downward

      HANNOVER, Germany — Citing exchange rate and inventory valuation effects, Continental A.G. has revised downward its projected 2018 adjusted pre-tax operating result for the firm's Rubber Group by roughly $125 million.

    • Raw-materials prices still volatile

      WASHINGTON — Volatility in raw materials prices for tires and rubber goods has moderated since last year, but is far from gone, according to manufacturers and industry analysts.

    • NR demand, production grow amid low prices

      KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — While natural rubber prices experienced a weak first quarter, global NR demand during the three-month period grew 7.6 percent to 3.36 million metric tons, according to the latest figures published by the ANRPC.

    • Commerce revises countervailing duty for Guizhou

      WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has revised the countervailing duty rate it found for Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd. in an administrative review of off-the-road tires imported from China for the entire year of 2015.

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