Asia Rubber-China shops around before holiday; price near record


* China chases tyre grades, RSS3 near all time high * Goodyear, Bridgestone also buy By Lewa Pardomuan SINGAPORE, Sept 30 (Reuters) - China, the world's main rubber consumer, was on a buying spree before a long holiday, while purchases from tyre makers kept physical prices firm in Southeast Asia, dealers said on Thursday. Malaysia's SMR20 tyre grade changed hands at $3.50 a kg late on Wednesday for prompt shipment, while Indonesia's SIR20 traded as high as $3.45 a kg. Some quantity ...

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