By Vibhuti Agarwal

Rubber prices in Asian markets ended stronger Monday, aided by the yen's weakness against the U.S. dollar and gains in Shanghai rubber futures.

Tokyo shares also rose as worries about the U.S. election cooled slightly, which lifted investor sentiment, said Kaname Gokon, an analyst at Okato Shoji brokerage in Tokyo. The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average ended up 1.6% at 17177.21.

The Tokyo Commodity Exchange rubber contract for April delivery rose 9.3 yen to close at 187.1 yen per kilogram.

The most-active rubber contract on the Shanghai futures exchange for January delivery rose 320 yuan to finish at 14,260 yuan ($2,095) per ton.

Asian Rubber Futures

Nov 07 Changefrom previous close

Tocom Apr RSS3 Y187.1/Kg Up Y9.3

Shanghai Jan SCR5 CNY14,260/ton Up CNY320

Sicom Dec RSS3 176.3 US cents/Kg Up 2.4 US cents/Kg

Sicom Feb TSR20 155.8 US cents/Kg Up 5.7 US cents/Kg

USS Nov THB54.75-THB55.09/Kg THB54.16-THB54.69/Kg

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

November 07, 2016 05:55 ET (10:55 GMT)

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