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BHP posts record annual iron ore output, beats Q4 forecasts

2018-07-18 15:34:00 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

Global miner BHP Billiton Ltd posted record iron ore output for fiscal 2018 on July 18 as fourth-quarter production topped expectatio...

Iron ore markets are nothing short of erratic

2018-07-18 11:09:00 Iron Ore

Iron ore spot markets remain erratic, with trading mixed across the grades on July 17. In reality, the moves largely rev...

Rio Tinto and Vale report Q2 surge in iron ore shipments

2018-07-17 14:30:00 Company,  Production & Sales,  International,  Iron Ore

Rio Tinto and Vale have reported big increases in iron ore shipments in the second quarter of 2018, reflecting rising global producti...

Weekly China coastal bulk cargo shipping market analysis

2018-07-16 15:51:00 Seaborne Shipment,  Iron Ore

China's coastal bulk cargo shipping market kept relatively stable in the week ending July 13, due to flagging shipment demand amid un...

Top-grade iron ore may spike to $100

2018-07-16 08:51:00 Price,  International,  Iron Ore

High-grade iron ore may spike to $100/t as China intensifies a clampdown on pollution by restraining industrial activity, adding furt...

Iron ore markets are quiet ahead of China's latest economic report card

2018-07-16 08:24:00 General,  Iron Ore

Iron ore sport markets remain quiet, recording largely meaningless moves on July 13. However, with major Chinese economi...

China's iron ore imports fall on pollution curbs, higher stockpiles

2018-07-13 14:19:00 Import & Export,  Iron Ore

China's iron ore imports dropped 11.6% in June from the previous month, hit as Beijing intensifies its push to clean up the country's...

Iron ore escaped the carnage seen in other commodity markets

2018-07-12 16:35:00 Viewpoint,  Iron Ore

Iron ore spot markets came under pressure on July 11 as trade fears flared again. However, in comparison to the losses s...

Shanghai rebar rises on report of more production curbs

2018-07-11 08:41:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese steel futures prices rose more than 2% on July 10, fuelled by concerns over tight supplies following an unverified report of ...

Rising supply, trade tensions expected to depress iron-ore market

2018-07-09 09:05:00 Viewpoint,  Iron Ore

Iron ore is starting to buckle after a series of warnings that prices are set to drop as global supply rises, and as investors fret a...

Iron ore starts to buckle as futures drop to three-month Low

2018-07-06 08:27:00 International,  Iron Ore

Iron ore's starting to buckle after a series of warnings that prices are set to drop amid rising global supply, and as investors fret...

With China's economy under threat, iron ore prices seen sliding further: Reuters poll

2018-07-04 08:31:00 Price,  Iron Ore

Signs of a slowing Chinese economy and risks from steep tariffs brought in during a festering Sino-U.S. trade row will curb demand fo...

Chinese steel, iron ore slide amid weak data, trade woes

2018-07-03 08:50:00 Iron Ore

Chinese steel and iron ore futures dropped on July 2 after data pointed to slower factory growth in China last month and ahead of thi...

Chinese steel, iron ore slide amid weak data, trade woes

2018-07-03 08:46:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese steel and iron ore futures dropped on July 2 after data pointed to slower factory growth in China last month and ahead of thi...

China June iron ore imports poised to reset record

2018-07-02 14:11:00 Viewpoint,  Import & Export,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

China's June seaborne iron ore imports are on track to rise to a record high, data on Thomson Reuters Eikon showed, stoking concerns ...

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1 Thermal coal prices kept declining at China's N ports; trades dull 2018-07-20

Spot thermal coal price posted another modest decline at northern China's Bohai-rim ports on July 20, due to weak demand from utilities, and some traders' fire sale activities led to a chaos of offer

2 U.S. LNG exports to China decline as trade war escalates 2018-07-20

As the trade war between China and the United States escalates, fewer vessels carrying U.S. liquefied natural gas have gone to China over the past two months. China, which purchased 14% o

3 Chinese utilities reduce inquiries for import coal amid downside concerns 2018-07-20

Chinese utilities generally reduced or even halted buying import thermal coal in recent days, as most of them were concerned about possible downside caused by multiple unfavorable factors.

4 China braces for a summer power crunch as temperature surges higher 2018-07-20

The world's largest electricity producer is warning it may run short of power this summer. Parts of China are at risk of shortages as the nation's distribution networks struggle to cope w

5 Shaanxi H1 raw coal output rises 11.54% on yr 2018-07-20

Shaanxi province in northwestern China produced 257.52 million tonnes of raw coal in the first half of 2018, rising 11.54% from a year earlier, showed data from Shaanxi Administration of Coal Mine Saf

6 Russia's Novatek ships first LNG cargo to China via Arctic 2018-07-20

Russian natural gas producer Novatek delivered on July 19 the first ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to China via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) alongside the Arctic coast, which drastically cuts

7 China will further scale up electricity market transaction 2018-07-20

China pledged to further widen electricity market trading scale in four energy-guzzling industries, according to a joint notice from the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Ene

8 China 5th 100 Mt coal rail channel to start operation in 2019 2018-07-19

Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group will put China's fifth coal rail channel with shipment capacity above 100 million tonnes per annum into operation before end-2019, joining government's years-l

9 Rising hydropower generation will further crimp China's coal demand growth 2018-07-19

With demand softening recently, bearish sentiment ripples through China's thermal coal market. Among all factors involved, fast-growing hydropower can't be ignored. Hydro power generation

10 China Coal Daily Track (Jul 19) 2018-07-19

Thermal coal Domestic market Key production regions saw the prices slip further as a whole. In Shenmu county in Yulin city, Shaanxi province, coal prices decreased 5-15 yuan/t on J

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1 Indonesian coal ships stranded after regulating policy introduces 2018-07-10

Traders with old Tanda Registrasi and associated Ekspor Terdaftar licences to export coal since July 1, 2018 have been forbidden to do so, according to Wood Mackenzie. "Market rumours sug

2 China's Jun coal imports rise 17.9pct on robust buying demand 2018-07-13

China's coal imports climbed by 17.9% from a year earlier to 25.47 million tonnes in June, showed data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on July 13, as coal-fired power plants accelerat

3 China June power coal price index up 2.56% MoM 2018-07-12

China's monthly-issued price index of power generation coal increased 2.56% month on month to 528.57 yuan/t in June, rebounding from three-month falls, and 7.67% higher from a year ago, showed data

4 China's port restrictions cause berthing disruptions 2018-07-12

A wave of stricter port restrictions in south China has left steel producers searching for alternative ports to allow them to berth vessels carrying their imported metallurgical coal cargoes.

5 CHN Energy slashes Jul-term contract coal prices, sources 2018-07-11

China Energy Investment Group, also known as CHN Energy, has reduced its monthly contract prices of thermal coal for July delivery, market sources said. The coal giant asked its subsidiar

6 Rising supply, trade tensions expected to depress iron-ore market 2018-07-09

Iron ore is starting to buckle after a series of warnings that prices are set to drop as global supply rises, and as investors fret about the potential impact of escalating trade tensions between the

7 China Panhua Group scouts for $3.5 bln project in Philippines 2018-07-18

Panhua Group in China is looking for a 300-hectare parcel of land in the Philippines, preferably in Mindanao, for its $3.5 billion investment project in the country. Philippine Economic Z

8 Indonesia's coal output rises in H1 amid price hike 2018-07-13

Indonesia carried out vigorous coal production in the first half of this year as global prices rose to a higher level. Indonesian energy and mineral resources ministry said on July 12 tha

9 Shanghai steel firm as China capacity cuts outweigh tariff woes 2018-07-09

Chinese steel prices recovered from early losses to trade firmer on July 6 as Beijing's efforts to cut production capacity as part of its pollution fight have countered concerns over U.S. tariffs on $

10 China Jun coal imports from Gladstone port up 28pct on yr 2018-07-10

China imported 1.52 million tonnes from Australia via Gladstone port in June, up 28% from a year ago and 32% from a month ago, Gladstone Ports Corporation data showed on July 6.

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1 Coal supply gap widens in C & E China; rail-water transport preferred 2018-07-02

Supply gap for thermal coal has been widening in some areas of central and eastern China, with rail and waterway integrated transport coming to be a main solution. By 2016, Hunan, Hubei a

2 Coal-fired power plants scramble to replenish stocks for peak demand season 2018-07-03

Coal-fired power plants in multiple regions of China worked to restock and suppress coal prices for the upcoming summer peak demand, yet coal remained over-priced since May. Acc

3 Chinese provinces warn possible power shortage; Shandong severest 2018-07-05

A number of Chinese provinces have issued early warning for power shortages this summer, as demand for air-conditioning purpose surges amid sizzling weather. Shandong province in the east

4 China's coal prices keep softening, yet most traders bullish for near-term market 2018-07-02

Thermal coal prices kept slipping down at China's northern ports during the past week before standing still at the end of week, but most traders expected the market to regain strength in the short run

5 China's six major coastal power cos see climbing coal burns 2018-07-06

Thermal coal consumption at China's six major coastal power producers kept climbing and above 750,000 tonnes for straight seven days, pushed mainly by soaring power load amid hot summer, and their dem

6 China's coastal thermal coal drop extending to production areas 2018-07-05

Thermal coal price drops at China's northern transfer ports have been extending to major production regions from late June, though at a relatively slow pace now. Some mines in Shenmu and

7 Top 5 Chinese power groups suffer great loss in thermal power business 2018-07-02

The top five power groups in China staged huge loss in their thermal power business over 2017, the first deficit since 2008, due mainly to surging coal price coupled with increasing market-oriented tr

8 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2018-07-03

China's coke market showed sign of weakness last week. Some well-stocked steelmakers began to press their suppliers to lower prices for the steelmaking material, though faced resistance from coke p

9 Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast 2018-07-03

Coking coal market trend was divided in China's major production regions during the past week, with prices weakening at some regions while staying relatively stable at some other areas. T

10 China coastal coal freights rebound as demand from utilities climbs 2018-07-09

China's coastal coal freight rates started to rebound in recent days, as shipping demand showed signs of recovery from utilities which saw rising coal burns amid hot days. Noticing that t