Japanese rubber rise
Japanese rubber futures climbed on Friday on rising oil prices and as investors found comfort in the prospects of top consumer China rolling out further stimulus. The Osaka Exchange (OSE) rubber contract for February delivery closed up 0.3 yen, or 0.1%, at 234.6 yen ($1.58) per kg. The benchmark contract dipped 0.1% this week after a fifth consecutive weekly gain. The rubber contract on the Shanghai futures exchange for January delivery rose 140 yuan, or 1%, to finish at 14,255 yuan ($1,952.37) per metric ton.