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Hindujas in Court Over Ownership

Lube Report Asia - June 26, 2020

The Hinduja Group, owner of several lubricant businesses, is embroiled in a dispute between the four aging brothers who ...

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Lube Report Asia - June 12, 2020

Tianhe Chemicals Group’s listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange was cancelled Thursday after a review panel late last ...

China VI Emissions Standard Postponed

China VI Emissions Standard Postponed

Lube Report Asia - May 1, 2020

The Chinese government announced on Wednesday a six-month postponement to nationwide implementation of its China VI emis ...

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Lube Report Asia - May 1, 2020

Shipments of castor oil derivatives are flowing from India once again, easing availability of popular grease additives a ...

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Oil Trader Ensnared in Scandal

Lube Report Asia - April 24, 2020

Hin Leong Trading, the giant oil trader at the center of one of Asia’s biggest current business scandals, is also a lu ...

Stock Exchange Hears Tianhe Appeal

Stock Exchange Hears Tianhe Appeal

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2020

Tianhe Chemicals Group is scheduled to appear before a Hong Kong Stock Exchange disciplinary board today to appeal its d ...

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Sri Lanka Chases Unauthorized Lubes

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

A Sri Lankan government agency raided 15 retail shops in mid-February and confiscated unauthorized lubricants as part of ...

IMO 2020 Changes Shipping Rules

IMO 2020 Changes Shipping Rules

Lube Report Asia - January 10, 2020

The International Maritime Organizations IMO 2020 regulation was implemented at the start of the year, heralding big cha ...

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Tianhe Trading Remains Suspended

Lube Report Asia - November 8, 2019

Tianhe Chemicals Groups trading privileges on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange will remain suspended until further notice, t ...

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Hi-Tech Claims Found Misleading

Lube Report Asia - September 20, 2019

The Competition Commission of Pakistan served notice last month of a finding that Hi-Tech Blending (Pvt) Ltd. used false ...

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China Exempts Lubes from Tariffs

Lube Report Asia - September 13, 2019

Chinas Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council yesterday announced a trial program to exclude 16 types of U.S. pr ...

Shandong to Phase Out Older Trucks

Shandong to Phase Out Older Trucks

Lube Report Asia - March 1, 2019

Shandong province aims by 2020 to replace all local diesel vehicles that dont comply with emissions standards newer than ...

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Vietnamese Lube Spec Unlikely to Impact Quality

Lube Report Asia - March 1, 2019

Vietnams implementation of a mandatory national lubricant standard last December may reduce the availability of low qual ...

Indonesia Develops EV Policies

Indonesia Develops EV Policies

Lube Report Asia - February 15, 2019

Indonesia, the largest automotive market in Southeast Asia, is considering new fiscal policies and regulations to encour ...

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Japan Adds Chemicals to Hazards List

Lube Report Asia - January 25, 2019

Registration requirements for two lubricant and grease components, dicyclohexylamine and morpholine, took effect in Japa ...

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Philippines Taxes Lubes, Raw Materials

Lube Report Asia - January 18, 2019

The Philippines Bureau of Customs implemented a second tranche of its Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law, tax ...

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Korean Biocides Acts Impact on Lubes Unclear

Lube Report Asia - January 11, 2019

South Korea's new Act on Safety Control of Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides regulation took effect Jan. 1. Indust ...