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Double woes discourage iron ore prompt contracts from going higher

2019-11-22 16:45:53 Price,  Iron Ore

Chinese domestic iron ore futures have bounced back since mid-November, spurred by factors of rising steel prices, falling arrivals t...

Iron ore deficit set to remain feature as major miners unable to respond swiftly

2019-11-22 08:58:49 International,  Iron Ore

Australian miner Fortescue Metals has added its voice to those who say they will be unable to respond quickly to the likely deficit i...

China iron ore futures dip amid worries over U.S.-China trade deal delay

2019-11-21 16:48:50 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China fell on November 21 amid uncertainty on whether China and the United States could reach a "phase one" trade...

Iron ore futures reverse losses as steel prices extend gains

2019-11-20 08:58:48 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures recouped early losses to extend their rally into a sixth straight session on November 19 as steel prices str...

Global iron ore output set for modest growth during 2019-2028

2019-11-12 08:49:03 Viewpoint,  International,  Iron Ore

Global iron ore production will modestly grow to 3,119 million tonnes by 2028 from 2,850 million tonnes in 2019, Fitch Solutions Macr...

Brazil's Vale outlook cut implies at least 14.7% sales drop in 2019

2019-11-12 08:33:34 International,  Iron Ore

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale on November 11 said it now expects sales of iron ore and pellets of between 307 million and 312 million...

China iron ore port stocks continued to fall on limited arrivals

2019-11-11 08:59:48 Iron Ore

Inventories of iron ore across Chinese ports declined by a smaller margin last week, as arrivals remained limited while demand weaken...

China iron ore futures hit 3-week low on lean winter demand

2019-11-08 17:25:24 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China touched a three-week low in early trade on November 8, on track for their second weekly decline, as prospec...

Grange's iron ore pellet sales up 65% QoQ in Jul-Sep

2019-11-08 16:33:50 Company,  Production & Sales,  International,  Iron Ore

Australian Grange Resources witnessed its ore pellet sales increase 65% compared with the last quarter due to high-grade material use...

China iron ore imports slip in Oct for first time in four mths

2019-11-08 15:23:56 Import & Export,  Thermal Coal,  Iron Ore

China's iron ore imports in October fell for the first time in four months, customs data showed on November 8, as shrinking profit ma...

China iron ore futures edge down tracking weak spot prices

2019-11-07 17:42:01 Iron Ore,  futures

Benchmark Dalian iron ore futures slipped in early trade on November 7 as rising inventories at China's ports kept physical prices un...

CISA: Chinese iron ore prices will drift lower on increasing oversupply

2019-11-07 17:20:34 Price,  Iron Ore

China Iron and Steel Association expected iron ore prices would keep going down this month in the near term, mainly as the current ov...

India's NMDC iron ore sales fall 14.7% in Oct, output down 23%

2019-11-05 13:20:15 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

Indian public sector iron ore major NMDC Ltd's iron ore sales for October fell 14.7% on year to 2.61 million tonnes due to rains in C...

China iron ore futures hit 2-wk low on Brazil supply rebound

2019-11-05 11:20:15 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China, the world's top consumer of the steelmaking raw material, and in Singapore edged down on November 4 after ...

BHP weighing LNG power for iron ore ships

2019-11-05 08:52:16 Seaborne Shipment,  Iron Ore

BHP, the biggest listed miner, aims to decide early next year who has won a tender for LNG-fueled transport to ship up to 27 million ...

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1 Double woes discourage iron ore prompt contracts from going higher 2019-11-22

Chinese domestic iron ore futures have bounced back since mid-November, spurred by factors of rising steel prices, falling arrivals to ports and strengthening steelmakers' restocking. By

2 Coal-linked gas pricing feasible in China, SHPGX 2019-11-22

Coal-linked gas pricing is theoretically feasible in China, given the close relationship between coal and gas prices and the necessity of marketization for gas price, said an official with Shanghai Pe

3 Chinese coal mines' cost curve and profitability analysis in Oct 2019-11-22

In October, the profitability of Chinese major thermal coal mines descended, while the situation of coking coal miners was basically unchanged from September level, according to the monthly research b

4 Chinese utilities shun import coal purchase ahead domestic term contract talk 2019-11-22

Chinese utilities showed faint buying interest in overseas thermal coal, as negotiations on 2020 domestic long-term contracts is drawing near, traders said. One Zhejiang-based utility sou

5 China's thermal coal market stays flat at Bohai-rim ports 2019-11-22

Chinese spot thermal coal market remained roughly flat at Bohai-rim ports this week, due to a lack of buying, with 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR coal enjoyed a slightly active demand compared to 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR

6 China Shenhua Oct polythene sales slump 85.2% YoY 2019-11-22

China Shenhua Energy's polythene sales plummeted 85.2% from the same month last year, data from the company showed in a report issued late November 21. Polythene sales fell to 3,800 tonne

7 How should the coal industry better adapt in the era of "big-data"? 2019-11-22

The coal industry will be a major field of application for big data, which is gaining traction in recent years and has been successfully applied in some sectors. China-based coal consulta

8 Japan Oct crude steel output dips for 4th month as some plants remained shut 2019-11-22

Japan's crude steel output fell 4.9% in October from a year earlier, marking a fourth straight monthly drop, as some plants remained shut following typhoons and fires, the Japan Iron and Steel Federat

9 Asian coal rises 4% amid mixed signals from China 2019-11-22

Benchmark Asian coal prices climbed 4% in the week through to November 21 as the world's biggest coal consumer looked set to increase imports this year despite reports of tightening Chinese customs re

10 China's power consumption to grow less than 5% this yr, CEC 2019-11-21

China's power consumption would grow less than 5% this year, predicted an official with the China Electricity Council (CEC) at an industry summit in southeastern China's Guangzhou on November 21.

Most Read News Stories

1 Mongolia earns $2.75 bln from coal exports to China in 10 months 2019-11-13

Mongolia earned $2.75 billion from coal exports to China in the first 10 months, showed data from the Mongolian Customs General Administration (MCGA) on November 12. The inland country ex

2 China Oct coal production grows 4.4% on yr 2019-11-14

China's raw coal production rose 4.4% from a year earlier to 324.87 million tonnes in October, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed. Compared with 324.1 millio

3 Inner Mongolia hikes coal resource tax rate to 10% from 9% 2019-11-13

Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the biggest coal production center in China, has gained nod from the central government to raise coal resource tax rate to 10% from previous 9%, effective from Octobe

4 NDRC: steady energy supply can help meet needs in winter heating season 2019-11-15

Recently, China's top economic planner said energy supply can mostly satisfy heating needs this winter, although there might be supply tightness in some regions and period with the impact of extreme c

5 China CO2 emissions from energy sector still on rise -researchers 2019-11-15

China's emissions of the climate-warming greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from its energy sector are expected to increase this year and next, driven by rising oil and gas consumption instead of by coal,

6 Vietnam Oct coal imports rebound nearly 40% from a half-yr low 2019-11-14

Vietnam's coal imports rose significantly by 39.29% in October from a nearly half-year low in September, showed data from Vietnam customs. The country imported 4.22 million tonnes in Octo

7 S Korea Oct coal imports up 16.2% MoM 2019-11-15

South Korea's coal imports (including thermal coal, metallurgical coal and anthracite) increased 16.2% in October from a two-month low in September, showed the latest customs data. The co

8 China's Shenhua Guoneng builds large coal mine in northeast China 2019-11-15

China's state-run utility and coal mining firm Shenhua Guoneng Group has built a large new coal mine in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, China News Service reported. It was not im

9 China Oct PPI dives most in 3 over yrs 2019-11-11

China's producer price index (PPI), which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, dropped 1.6% year on year in October, posting the steepest decline in more than three years, data from the Natio

10 Glencore takes steps to avoid S Africa coal miner strike 2019-11-12

Glencore management will meet with union representatives on November 12 in a last-ditch attempt to avoid widespread strike action at its South African coal mines, a union spokesman said on November 11

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1 Overseas thermal coal shows signs of weakness in China 2019-11-04

Overseas thermal coal prices appeared to stabilize last week in China's seaborne import market following slow but firm upward increase, leading to a broad perception of price fall soon in the market.

2 Supply-demand mismatch accelerates thermal coal downturn in China 2019-11-04

A mismatch between supply and demand in China's domestic thermal coal market triggered a quicker price downtrend at Bohai-rim ports that has had lasted since early last month. On November

3 China's tightening import curbs may further hit seaborne coal prices 2019-11-11

China's coal imports declined for the second consecutive month in October, the latest customs data showed. Considering tightened import control will continue until the end of 2019, China's falling imp

4 Tightening China import grips dampen overseas thermal coal prices 2019-11-07

A number of customs offices have halted clearance services for coal imports this week since the General Administration of Customs allegedly required to tighten grips on the overseas fuel, hurting pric

5 Indonesian thermal coal prices start falling in China seaborne market 2019-11-05

Indonesian thermal coal began losing strength in Chinese seaborne import market, with demand cooling down as its price edge fading away against Chinese domestic coal, which has been falling for more t

6 Chinese sellers reluctant to sell as thermal coal prices bottom out 2019-11-11

Thermal coal traders, in anticipation of higher selling prices, became reluctant to sell at northern China ports after domestic prices picked up late last week. On November 8, Fenwei CCI

7 China tightens coal import grips; Australian thermal coal drifts lower 2019-11-14

China's restriction on coal imports seemed to have escalated as many participants confirmed eastern China's Jiangsu province started to suspend customs declaration of overseas coal lately following si

8 Shanxi coking coal prices diverge; Mongolian coal tumbles 2019-11-13

Prices of different coking coal grades diverged in northern China's Shanxi province recently, with mid- and high-sulfur primary coking coal standing relatively firm on tight supply; while low-sulfur p

9 Wait-and-watch sentiment thick in China thermal coal market 2019-11-06

Wait-and-watch sentiment remained thick among participants in Chinese spot thermal coal market, although a sign emerged for slightly revived inquiry activity early this week. The spot coa

10 Traders expect China thermal coal to stabilize on improved buy 2019-11-05

The majority of traders are anticipating Chinese thermal coal market to stabilize following nearly one month of declines, as some signs showed for the improving buying demand due to multiple favorable

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