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Georgia to seek hub status in Belt, Road

2018-05-18 08:41:00 Policy,  Others

The nation of Georgia hopes to become a logistics hub between Europe and Asia within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative,...

China's coke market finalizes 3rd round of price rise

2018-05-17 09:17:00 Viewpoint,  Ports,  Others

China's coke prices picked up by another 50 yuan/t, the third round this month and adding up to hikes of 150 yuan/t in total, which...

Weifang zone to charge up new economic growth drivers

2018-05-15 08:47:00 Policy,  Environmental Protection,  Others

Key projects worth billions identified, investment procedures simplified as industrial area fosters growth The Weifang...

Coking coal prices stabilize at main production areas in China

2018-05-14 13:37:00 Price,  Production & Sales,  Coking Coal,  Others

China's coking coal prices seemed to stabilize after previous declines, as coke plants desired more deliveries amid more generous p...

China's anthracite prices down in early May, NBS

2018-05-14 11:48:00 Price,  Coking Coal,  Anthracite,  Others

China's anthracite prices went down over May 1-10, showed data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on May 14. ...

China's coke market is brisk with increasing inquiries from traders

2018-05-09 14:31:00 General,  Viewpoint,  Production & Sales,  Others

China's coke market was brisk recently, benefiting from increased inquiries from traders and constrained supply amid environmental ...

China's steel raw materials climb a 2nd day on restocking bets

2018-05-09 08:23:00 Iron Ore,  Others

Steelmaking raw materials in China climbed for a second consecutive session on May 8, as investors continued to bet on restocking dem...

China develops battery to store renewable energy

2018-05-08 17:25:00 Environmental Protection,  Others

Chinese scientists have developed a lead-carbon battery for storing power generated from solar panels and windmills, through which ...

Belt and Road Initiative key to forging shared prosperous future between China, LatAm - expert

2018-05-08 14:50:00 General,  Policy,  Others

The Belt and Road Initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 is the key to building a shared prosperous future bet...

China coke prices rebound on downstream replenishment and supply constraints

2018-05-07 15:09:00 Viewpoint,  Others

China's coke market has risen much since the May Day holidays, bolstered by increased restocking of steel mills and restricted supp...

China's coking coal market ceases downward trend, coke rebounds

2018-05-04 15:21:00 Viewpoint,  Coking Coal,  Others

China's coking coal market ceased its downturn, as some low-stocked coke firms planned to restock the raw material. ...

China's anthracite prices drop slightly in mid-April, NBS

2018-05-04 14:51:00 Price,  Coking Coal,  Anthracite,  Others

China's anthracite prices dropped slightly over April 21-30, showed data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on May 4. ...

Weekly global coal market news summary (May 2 – May 4)

2018-05-04 13:12:00 General,  Viewpoint,  Others

Japan Mar thermal coal imports up 4.05% YoY Japan's thermal coal imports (bituminous and sub-bituminous) totaled 9.88 millio...

Shanxi Q1 power consumption up 10.5pct on yr

2018-05-02 16:17:00 Production & Sales,  Resource,  Others

Shanxi consumed 52.63 TWh of electricity over January-March this year, up by 10.5% from the year prior, said Shanxi Bureau of Stati...

Holiday Notice – May Day

2018-04-28 18:05:00 Others

Please kindly note that we will be on holiday on Monday April 30 and Tuesday May 1 for the May Day, one of the major holidays in Chin...

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1 Weekly China coal market news summary (May 14 – May 18) 2018-05-18

China's May coal imports may stay stable from Apr China's coal imports in May are expected to stay stable from the level recorded in April this year, as relevant authorities seemed to be less

2 Shanxi coking coal market steady, some grades firm up 2018-05-18

Coking coal market remained stable in China's coal-rich Shanxi province at present, while some coal types seemed to have firmed up in some regions of the province, said market sources. Co

3 Chinese traders wary of thermal coal imports on high prices 2018-05-18

Chinese traders became more wary of thermal coal purchase from overseas market, sources said, as wide spread between offers and bids impeded trades and raised more concerns about the import market.

4 Big adjustments looming in China coal transport layout 2018-05-18

China's coal transport structure is set to undergo great changes, especially for destinations in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei in the north, as the country fights a battle against air pollution.

5 China's Hebei province to remove some solar subsidies next year 2018-05-18

China's northern Hebei province will phase out subsidies paid to some newly-built solar power plants from January next year, an official from the local pricing bureau told Reuters on May 17, part of

6 China's top 3 provinces contribute 67.5% of raw coal output in Jan-Apr 2018-05-17

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 67.5% of the country's total raw coal in the first four months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On M

7 Chinese authorities may ease coal import limits to curb growing prices, sources 2018-05-17

Chinese authorities are studying over preferential policies for coal imports directly supplying to utilities, Economic Information Daily reported recently, citing sources that familiar with the inform

8 China's seaborne coal freight creeps up for two weeks on good demand 2018-05-17

Spurred by bullish sentiment over China's domestic thermal coal market, freight rates for coal shipment from northern ports to the southern and eastern China continued going up for two weeks.

9 China spot thermal coal market further ascends; worries linger on 2018-05-17

China's thermal coal market continued ascending at Bohai-rim ports following latest quick pick-ups, with offer prices jumping even higher on a lack of supply. Yet participants' worries over downside r

10 Foreign seaborne coal prices gain strength from Chinese domestic demand 2018-05-17

Foreign coal miners raised their offer prices in the China's seaborne market in anticipation of rapidly-expanding coal burns at utilities in the country as temperature rises faster. Daily

Most Read News Stories

1 China Apr raw coal output up 4.1pct YoY, NBS 2018-05-15

China produced 293.3 million tonnes of raw coal in April, an increase of 4.1% year on year, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on May 15. Over January-April, raw coa

2 N Korea intends to export coal to China after a diplomatic breakthrough with US 2018-05-16

Some North Korean traders were offering low-price coal to Chinese traders and have stored up a number of cargoes at North Korean ports, expecting to deliver them over the border when a diplomatic brea

3 India's thermal coal imports rise over 15% in Q1 2018-05-14

India's thermal coal imports rose by more than 15% in the first three months of 2018, with Indonesia accounting for about three-fifths of total supplies, according to vessel arrival data from Dubai-ba

4 As temperatures soar, China coal traders bet on shortages 2018-05-17

China's thermal coal futures rose to a six-week high on May 16 as traders bet on a supply crunch as lower hydro power output and forecasts of a summer heat wave spurred expectations of rising demand f

5 China's top 3 provinces contribute 67.5% of raw coal output in Jan-Apr 2018-05-17

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 67.5% of the country's total raw coal in the first four months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On M

6 China's May coal imports may stay stable from Apr 2018-05-15

China's coal imports in May are expected to stay stable from the level recorded in April this year, as relevant authorities seemed to be less strict in banning import coal following continuous price r

7 Dalian iron ore, coking coal hit multi-week highs on strong demand 2018-05-16

Prices of steelmaking raw materials iron ore and coking coal climbed in China to their strongest level since March on May 15, spurred by firm steel consumption in the world's top user. St

8 India government plans to propose nationwide ban on petcoke as a fuel 2018-05-14

India's government plans to propose banning burning petroleum coke as a fuel nationwide to comply with a Supreme Court request as part of a long-running case to clean the country's air, two government

9 China Shenhua Apr commercial coal output down 2% YoY 2018-05-16

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd, a listed arm of newly-merged China Energy Investment Corporation, produced 24 million tonnes of commercial coal in April, dropping 2% year on year and 4.38% month on m

10 S. Korea Apr thermal coal imports increase 21.1% MoM 2018-05-15

South Korea's thermal coal imports (including bituminous and sub-bituminous) reached 10.38 million tonnes in April, rising 21.1% from a month ago and 16.47% year on year, the latest South Korea cus

Most Read Analysis & Comments

1 Thermal coal prices rise at China's production areas as demand improves 2018-05-08

Thermal coal prices started gaining strength at China's major production areas along with increased demand, according to the latest survey by leading energy consultant Fenwei Energy, operator of ind

2 Major factors behind 200 yuan/t drop in China's spot thermal coal price since Feb 2018-05-10

China's thermal coal prices have dropped by nearly 200 yuan/t in total at northern ports in more than two months starting from early February, mainly impacted by quickly weakened demand after the Luna

3 China thermal coal prices turn stable after recent pickup 2018-05-11

Prices of thermal coal traded at northern China ports tended to stabilize following nearly three weeks of rise, with the market still lacking solid support. Coal stocks remained high at t

4 Fenwei: China thermal coal prices to go upward, yet downward risk remains 2018-05-09

China's thermal coal prices are expected to keep going up in the short term after experiencing a small drop-back in late April, according to the latest Fenwei Coal Weekly Update (Apr 29-May 5) by

5 China's seaborne coal freight rates jump on multiple factors 2018-05-11

China's seaborne coal freight rates were jumping recently, a result of rising fuel prices and bad weather-interrupted shipping at some northern ports. As of May 8, China Coastal Freight C

6 Chinese steel inventories are declining fast 2018-05-10

Chinese steel inventories are now falling quickly after hitting a multi-year high earlier this year. The dramatic turnaround can be seen in the chart below from ANZ Bank, showin

7 Import thermal coal bid-offer spread remains wide; shipping rate high 2018-05-11

The bid-offer spread for import thermal coal into China remained wide, as optimistic foreign miners were keen on raising offer prices to levels beyond expectations of Chinese utilities that are not in

8 Intensified environmental crackdown may cause new capacity cuts in China coke industry 2018-05-14

A new round of capacity cutback may stage in China's coke-making industry, as increasingly stringent environmental checks force producers to limit output. The move was led by Xuzhou

9 China thermal coal market faces downward risks in short run 2018-05-16

Despite unexpected price rallies amid current slack season, China's thermal coal market at Bohai-rim ports is still facing downward risks in the short term, given little improvement of demand from uti

10 China Coal Daily Track (May 14) 2018-05-14

Thermal coal Domestic market Large mines in Shenmu and Fugu of Shaanxi reported marginal price rises of thermal coal amid low inventory and good sales, while some mines in Yuyang adjus