By Vibhuti Agarwal

Asian rubber futures ended mostly lower Monday, with losses recorded in Tokyo and Shanghai market prices.

Trading was thin after the Christmas holiday weekend, with many Asian-Pacific financial markets closed at the start of the week.

Benchmark rubber for June delivery on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange ended down 10.7 yen at Y255.5 ($2.18) a kilogram.

The most-active rubber contract on the Shanghai futures exchange for May delivery fell 651 yuan to settle at CNY18,000($2,590) a metric ton.

The Singapore Exchange was closed Monday.

Asian Rubber Futures

Dec. 26 Change from previous close

Tocom May RSS3 Y255.5/Kg Down Y10.7/Kg

Shanghai May SCR5 CNY18,000/TonDown CNY651/Ton

Sicom Jan RSS3 CLOSED ---

Sicom Jan TSR20 CLOSED ---

USS Dec THB71.80-THB72.43/Kg THB73.87-THB74.79/Kg

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 26, 2016 04:06 ET (09:06 GMT)

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