By Vibhuti Agarwal

Asian rubber prices ended Wednesday's trading session mixed, with stronger Shanghai rubber futures lending support to the rubber market.

The most-active rubber contract on the Shanghai futures exchange for May delivery recovered from earlier losses to settle at 17,975 yuan ($2,585) per ton, up 385 yuan.

Benchmark Tokyo rubber future prices ended flat. The Tokyo Commodity Exchange rubber contract for June delivery finished 0.8 yen lower at 256.4 yen per kilogram.

A weakness in the yen against the U.S. dollar might lift rubber prices in the near-term, traders said.

Asian Rubber Futures

Dec 28 Change from previous close

Tocom Jun RSS3Y256.4/Kg Down Y0.8

Shanghai May SCR5 CNY17,975/ton Up CNY385

Sicom Mar RSS3 223.5 US cents/Kg Down 2.3 US cents/Kg

Sicom Feb TSR20 193.1 US cents/Kg Down 4.2 US cents/Kg

USS Dec THB71.21-THB72.62/Kg THB70.71-THB71.52/Kg

By Vibhuti Agarwal at vibhuti.agarwal@wsj.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 28, 2016 05:41 ET (10:41 GMT)

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