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Tangshan port becomes China's largest iron ore import port

2020-07-09 10:08:58 Iron Ore

Tangshan port has become China's largest iron ore import port, steel export port and important oil and gas import base and storage ce...

China steel industry's Jan-May profits slide significantly

2020-07-07 11:23:55 Price,  Import & Export,  Production & Sales,  Cost & Profit,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

Steel production and sales have resumed to normal and operated stably by May, while the profit of China's steel industry slumped shar...

Iron ore futures reverse course to gain on China stocks' rally

2020-07-07 08:49:31 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures rebounded from early losses on July, tracking an extended rally in Chinese stocks, which jumped to a five-year high ...

NMDC iron ore output flat at 2.52 mln T in Jun

2020-07-03 16:15:07 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

India's state-owned mining major NMDC said its iron ore production was flat at 2.52 million tonnes in June 2020 compared with June 20...

Dalian iron ore trades steady as steel demand slumps on weather, pandemic

2020-06-30 12:01:30 Price,  Iron Ore

Benchmark iron ore futures in China were little changed on June 30, after falling 3.8% in the previous session, on concerns of declin...

Iron ore prices expected to remain firm on strong steel production

2020-06-30 10:53:28 Price,  Iron Ore

Iron ore prices are expected to remain firm in the short run, bolstered by robust steel production and relatively tight supply in the...

China iron ore futures range-bound ahead of holidays

2020-06-24 08:55:36 Iron Ore,  futures

Benchmark iron ore futures in China moved in a tight range on June 23, as coronavirus demand uncertainties held back trading ahead of...

Iron ore futures volatile as Brazil supply worries ease, but China demand hopes offer support

2020-06-18 14:47:22 Iron Ore,  futures

Dalian and Singapore iron ore futures seesawed on June 18, falling after Brazil's Vale SA was allowed to resume operations at a coron...

Brazil's Vale can reopen Itabira complex after coronavirus measures

2020-06-18 09:14:47 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA has received permission to reopen mines in the Itabira complex shuttered due to coronavirus concerns...

Iron ore prices firm on robust China demand, supply concerns

2020-06-17 08:33:58 Iron Ore,  futures

Dalian and Singapore iron ore futures rose on June 16, as spot prices of the steelmaking ingredient held firm near 10-month highs on ...

Iron ore's rally built on as yet unrealized Brazil supply fears: Russell

2020-06-11 16:38:03 International,  Iron Ore

Iron ore's ongoing run above $100/t is begging the question as to how long a price rally can sustain on fear of an event that is yet ...

Brazil's Vale reaffirms iron ore output forecast after court decision

2020-06-08 15:54:11 International,  Iron Ore

Brazilian miner Vale has reaffirmed its iron ore output guidance after a court reinstated an order to suspend activities at the compa...

Brazilian judge shuts down Vale complex due to coronavirus concerns

2020-06-08 10:02:35 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

A Brazilian judge ordered the closure of a series of mines operated by mining company Vale SA over coronavirus concerns, labor prosec...

High profit margins likely to squeeze upward space for coke prices in China

2020-06-04 15:20:43 Price,  Cost & Profit,  Iron Ore

Upward space for metallurgical coke prices may be more limited after three rounds of price increases, as a growing imbalance of profi...

Vale expects to ship more iron ore to China in 2020

2020-06-03 11:46:11 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

Brazil's Vale SA expects iron ore shipments to China to rise in 2020 versus 2019 due to falling demand in other countries hurt by the...

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