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Rubber Gains Most in 4 Months on Optimism China to Boost Growth

Rubber advanced by the most in four months on optimism that China will boost economic growth, improving demand for the commodity used for tires.

October-delivery rubber rose as much as 3.7 percent, the biggest gain since Jan. 17, to 279.9 yen a kilogram ($3,531 a metric ton) on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange, before settling at 278.7 yen. The most-active contract tumbled 15 percent in the past two weeks as Europe’s debt crisis escalated.