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Dalian iron ore jumps 7pct on demand hopes after liquidity push

2018-04-20 08:28:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures soared nearly 7% on April 19, hitting their highest in almost one month, amid expectations that a move by Ch...

Chinese iron ore, steel retreat on strong Mar steel output

2018-04-18 15:15:00 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures extended losses and hit a 10-month low on April 17 on worries of a supply glut as the average daily steel ou...

China's iron ore, steel sinks; investors shrug off stockpile reduction

2018-04-17 08:31:00 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures dropped in line with steel rebar futures on April 16, despite the decline in stockpiles, while concerns over...

China introduces foreign investors to trade in iron ore futures

2018-04-16 08:19:00 Iron Ore,  futures

China will officially introduce foreign investors to trade in domestic iron ore futures from May 4, said Gao Li, spokesperson of Chin...

Dalian iron ore extends gains on restocking demand

2018-04-12 08:11:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China rose for a second session to hit a one-week high on April 11 as buyers replenished their stockpiles of the ...

China iron ore recovers as steel rises, but U.S. trade tensions weigh

2018-04-11 08:15:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures jumped more than 2% on April 10, rebounding after a three-day retreat as steel prices rose, spurred by expec...

China iron ore hits 10-mth low amid mounting U.S. trade tensions

2018-04-10 08:23:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures fell to the lowest level in 10 months on April 9 amid growing concerns about demand as inventory piled up in...

China iron ore falls as rising supplies offset Brazil outage

2018-04-04 14:51:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures dropped for a second session in a row on April 4 as worries about rising stockpiles and falling demand from ...

Chinese steelmakers continue to buy cheap iron ore

2018-04-03 08:52:00 Iron Ore

Chinese steelmakers generally keep buying cheap iron ore, though some low-grade iron ore has been less attractive, according to a jun...

China iron ore, steel extends losses as lofty China inventories weigh

2018-03-21 08:27:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore prices fell further on March 20, a day after posting their biggest daily drop in almost 10 months as high inventorie...

Shagang makes 705 mln yuan profit in 2017

2018-03-20 10:18:00 Production & Sales,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products,  Others

Jiangsu Shagang Group Co., Ltd, the largest private steelmaker in China, made profit of 705 million yuan ($108.46 million) in 2017, u...

China's steel price drop show signs of slowdown but still under pressure

2018-03-20 09:09:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

China's spot steel products market posted a slowdown in price drops last week, but was still under pressure as steel stocks remaine...

Chinese iron ore, coke futures fall again on soft demand, high steel inventories

2018-03-14 08:17:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures declined for the seventh consecutive session to hit a nearly fourth-month low as steelmaking raw materials w...

China's steel products prices unexpectedly go downward

2018-03-12 11:18:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Iron Ore

Prices for major steel products in China posted a sharp fall by over 100 yuan/t last week after experiencing a temporary pick-up from...

Tangshan-Caofeidian railway to open up to traffic by end-Jun

2018-03-09 10:40:00 General,  Policy,  Ports,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

Tangshan-Caofeidian railway line, which connects Tangshan city and Caofeidian with total length of 91.5 kilometers, will open up to...

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1 Weekly China coal market news summary (Feb 16 – Feb 20) 2018-04-20

China Mar power coal price index down 3.64% MoM, ending 3-mth increase China's monthly-issued price index of power generation coal decreased 3.64% month on month to 546.6 yuan/t in March, a sh

2 China's import policy stimulates seaborne coal freight to rebound strongly 2018-04-20

Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China ports to the south and east embraced a significant increase late this week after suffering over three-month-long depression, as reinstating coal

3 Vessel queue increases at China's N ports, a possible sign of market upturn 2018-04-19

China's coal market seemed to embrace the first pick-up at northern ports following two-month-long depression, as coal vessels surged and the ports are busy with loading and unloading again.

4 China's coal market runs weak despite restricted imports 2018-04-18

China's thermal coal market remained weak given low appetite from high-stocked utilities, though recent import curbs bolstered market sentiment somewhat. China has strengthened im

5 China's Hubei Q1 power generation increases 9.94% on yr 2018-04-18

Central China's Hubei province generated 58.11 TWh of electricity in the first quarter this year, up 9.94% from the year-ago level, showed data from the provincial Development and Reform Commission

6 Inner Mongolia Q1 power output up 18.39% YoY 2018-04-18

Utilities with capacity of 60 GW and above generated a total 117.50 TWh of electricity in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region in January-March, up 18.39% from a year ago, data showed f

7 EU takes US to WTO over steel, aluminum tariffs 2018-04-18

The European Union (EU) on April 16 requested consultations with the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Washington's move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, WTO

8 Indian state ports Mar coal imports up 11.8pct MoM 2018-04-18

India's 12 major government-owned ports imported 13.85 million tonnes of coal in March, up 11.8% from February and 16.94% year on year, according to latest data released by the India Ports Associat

9 China's industrial output expands 6.8% in Q1 2018-04-18

China's industrial output expanded 6.8% in the first quarter, slightly easing from 7.2% growth in the January-February period, official data showed April 17. In March alone, growt

10 Certainty and uncertainty of Mongolian coking coal imports 2018-04-17

A speech on mixed factors of Mongolian coking coal imports aroused highly attention of participants in 8th Global Coking Coal Resource & Market Summit 2018, which was just concluded on April 13

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1 China coal imports to fall this year amid concerns about curbs 2018-04-11

China's coal imports are expected to fall this year because of increased output at home, a senior industry official said on April 10, seeking to quell concern that the top consumer of the fuel will ex

2 China coke price continued going down in late Mar, NBS 2018-04-09

China's Grade II met coke price posted a 6.4% decrease from the previous ten days to 1,771.1 yuan/t on average over March 21-31, ex-plant basis with VAT, showed data from the National Bureau of Sta

3 Australia's Whitehaven posts rise in Jan-Mar sales on strong demand 2018-04-17

Australia's Whitehaven Coal said on April 17 its total coal sales rose 10% in the March quarter thanks to increased demand for thermal coal by steel producers and as northern Asia experienced cooler w

4 30 new coal projects to boost Coal India's output 2018-04-10

The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) has identified 30 new coal mining projects that can add to the annual production capacity of Coal India Limited (CIL) by 100 million tonnes.

5 China's key steel mills daily output edges up in mid-Mar 2018-04-09

Daily output of crude steel averaged 1.79 million tonnes at China's key steel mills over March 11-20, edging up 3.19% from ten days ago, showed data from China Iron and Steel Association. &nbs

6 China rejects North Korean coal shipments, opts for US supplies instead 2018-04-13

China has sent a flotilla of North Korean freighters loaded with coking coal back to their home ports, according to an exclusive Reuters report. Meanwhile, China has placed massive orders for the stee

7 Indonesia Q1 coal exports drop 8.9% YoY 2018-04-16

Coal shipments from Indonesia, the world's top thermal coal exporter, declined 8.9% to 50.78 million tonnes in the first three months of 2018 from 55.73 million tonnes in the same period a year ago, e

8 China becomes driving force for global surge in solar energy investment 2018-04-09

China has become the driving force behind the global surge in investment in solar energy, which surpassed that in fossil fuel in 2017, a UN spokesman said on April 6. A new report release

9 Australia sees miners winning highest Japan coal deal since 2012 2018-04-10

Coal miners are set to win the highest supply contract in six years from Japanese utilities after demand drove spot prices higher, according to Australia's commodity forecaster. Japan's u

10 8th Global Coking Coal Resource & Market Summit 2018 opens in Beijing 2018-04-12

The 8th Global Coking Coal Resource & Market Summit 2018, hosted by China's leading energy information portal, was opened in Beijing on April 12. Over the two-da

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1 Weak Chinese buying interest hits Australian thermal coal prices 2018-04-02

Receiving pathetic buying interest from Chinese utilities, Australian thermal coal prices have been on a downward track for seven consecutive weeks, with a cumulative drop of over $18/t.

2 Indonesian miners maintain prices firm for thermal coal 2018-04-16

Many Indonesian miners kept offer prices firm for thermal coal, willing to provide 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR coal at $40-41/t FOB on average. "Miners in Indonesia are inclined to uphold pri

3 China firmly opposes U.S. tariff proposals, countermeasures underway 2018-04-04

On April 3 EDT, the United States administration announced a proposed list of products subject to additional tariffs that covers about 1,300 Chinese exports worth $50 billion with a suggested tariff

4 China's thermal coal market may continue falling at N ports 2018-04-12

After hitting a historic high in early February, China's thermal coal prices have been on the decline for more than two months at northern ports. Fenwei CCI index for 5,500 kc

5 China Daily Coal Track (Apr 4) 2018-04-04

Thermal coal Domestic market The number of coal trucks decreased at some mines in Yulin city of Shaanxi, as demand for blend coal weakened in neighboring regions. Slack coal prices dropp

6 China Coal Daily Track (Apr 12) 2018-04-12

Thermal coal Domestic market Guanzhong of Shaanxi and Changzhi of Shanxi, which previously witnessed smaller price falls for thermal coal, suffered 30-40 yuan/t decline these days.

7 Daqin maintenance starts on schedule as China's coal market remains tepid 2018-04-08

China's largest coal-dedicated Daqin railway began its spring maintenance on April 7 as scheduled, together with the Fengtai-Shacheng-Datong, North Tongpu (Datong-Taiyuan) and Qian'an-Caofeidian ra

8 China's import policy stimulates seaborne coal freight to rebound strongly 2018-04-20

Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China ports to the south and east embraced a significant increase late this week after suffering over three-month-long depression, as reinstating coal

9 China import ban boosts domestic thermal market sentiment 2018-04-17

China's latest tighter grips on coal imports have boosted sentiment in thermal coal market at Bohai-rim ports, as it will probably reduce supply of the material available for utilities and help spot p

10 Top Chinese miners' price cut for contract coal further hit spot market 2018-04-03

The downward revisions of term contract prices by top Chinese miners have further deepened the long-running downturn in the spot thermal coal market, with prices suffering steeper declines.