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It is too early for thermal coal price to rally

2020-08-20 11:30:07 Viewpoint,  Price,  futures

The rumors that portside thermal coal price will rebound are spreading in coal market, which however is too early to materialize give...

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 ...

China steel rebar inches higher on government stimulus plans

2020-07-02 13:51:42 futures

Steel rebar on the Shanghai Futures Exchange inched up 0.3% in early July 2 trade after three straight losses, as government financia...

Thermal coal options trading kicks off in China's commodity exchange

2020-06-30 16:11:26 General,  Thermal Coal,  futures

Thermal coal options officially came online on June 30 at China's Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) after a trial run for more than ...

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...

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 ...

Shanghai steel rebar drifts down on unfavourable weather disruptions

2020-06-11 11:48:34 futures

China's construction steel rebar futures edged lower on June 11, down for a third straight session, on worries inclement weather coul...

China steel rebar slips on weak global demand, rainy season uncertainties

2020-06-10 09:09:11 futures

Steel rebar in China edged down on June 9, dragged lower by sluggish overseas markets while the coming rainy season also fuelled worr...

China rebar steel hits over 9-year high on demand outlook

2020-06-03 14:25:22 Steel Products,  futures

Rebar steel futures in China jumped to their highest in more than nine years on June 3, buoyed by strong spot steel demand and prices...

Iron ore extends rally on China demand outlook, supply concerns

2020-06-03 10:45:42 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures erased early losses to gain for a fourth straight session on June 2, underpinned by a buoyant demand outlook for the...

Hedging: key driver behind surging iron ore futures

2020-06-02 14:55:53 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures recently has been rising a little crazy. As of June 1, before it closed the market at 752.5 yua...

China iron ore futures surge 6.4% on robust demand, supply concerns

2020-06-01 16:48:01 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures rose more than 6% on June 1, as strong domestic demand for the steelmaking ingredient and concerns over supp...

Dalian iron ore futures snap 3-day fall on strong steelmaking demand

2020-05-29 08:37:42 Iron Ore,  futures

Benchmark iron ore futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange snapped a three-day slump to gain as much as 2.4% on May 28, boosted by f...

China's commodity exchange launches thermal coal options simulation trading

2020-05-25 10:55:37 Policy,  Thermal Coal,  futures

China's Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) said on its website that it will roll out thermal coal options simulation trading on May 2...

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1 Thermal coal cost spikes to support prices at N China ports 2020-12-01

Cost of thermal coal used for power generation spiked lately as coal availability was greatly reduced as production in Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi was interrupted by bad weather and mining activity in

2 China begins to speed up customs clearing for import coal stockpiles at ports 2020-12-01

China is accelerating the clearing progress for seaborne import coal stockpiled at ports after a meeting held by the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on November 30, said sources familiar with

3 China's Nov steel PMI increases to 49.3 2020-12-01

Activity in China's steel industry extended the upward momentum in November with both demand and supply showing signs of further recovery. The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the sec

4 China's premium coking coal jumps to 8-mth-plus high 2020-11-30

China's low-sulfur primary coking coal, a premium material for coke making, ticked up to an eight-month-plus high, amid acute supply crunch caused by rising safety pressure and end users' strong resto

5 Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast 2020-11-30

China's coking coal market remained firm during the past week, as domestic safety checks, COVID-19 pandemic in Mongolia and ban on Australian coal continued limiting supply to end users, while coke pr

6 Australian thermal coal remains inaccessible to China 2020-11-30

Australian thermal coal was still unable to get access to China with several vessels at anchorage off coastal ports awaiting clearance, but it has found some supports somewhere else. Ther

7 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2020-11-30

China's domestic thermal coal prices jumped to a new high since early March 2019, fueled by demand from power plants in the southern and eastern coastal regions where a cold snap lowered temperatures

8 China's domestic thermal coal prices jump to a 19-mth high 2020-11-27

Spot thermal coal prices at China's northern transshipment ports jumped to a new high of nearly 19 months, as firm trading activities stoked the concerns of sustained supply crunch. On No

9 Mongolian coking coal exports to China tumble amid stricter border virus check 2020-11-27

Mongolian coking coal shipments to China slumped as Chinese checkpoints at the border imposed stricter coronavirus checks on Mongolian drivers, causing a significant slowdown in customs clearing, sour

10 China's 2020 coal imports in a sharper curve due to COVID-19 pandemic 2020-11-27

China's coal imports so far this year presented a much sharper curve than the past years even with similar control measures following import policy relaxation in the beginning of recent years.

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1 China inks a $1.5bn thermal coal import deal with Indonesia 2020-11-26

China is aiming to expand thermal coal imports from Indonesia in 2021 after the fossil fuel trade has been affected by the COVID-19 this year, according to a recent agreement signed by the two countri

2 China faces Mongolian coal import shortage as coronavirus spreads 2020-11-24

Shipments of Mongolian coking coal to China have been challenged as a second wave of COVID-19 virus appeared in the landlocked country that has triggered strict measures on China's border administrati

3 Global met coal may further strengthen on recovering demand, short supply 2020-11-24

Global metallurgical coal prices are likely to further tick up in the coming months, following recent increaseddemand driven up by the recovering appetites, Russia's VTB Capital said.

4 China Oct thermal coal imports slump 58.02% YoY 2020-11-25

China imported 4.84 million tonnes of thermal coal (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coals but excluding lignite) in October, slumping 58.02% year on year and 41.19% month on month, showed the

5 Indian power utilities' thermal coal imports rebound for 2nd mth in Oct 2020-11-26

Indian power generators imported 4.64 million tonnes of thermal coal in October, up 14.99% from the preceding month, marking the second consecutive monthly increase, showed the latest data from the Ce

6 Teck raises coking coal sales to China in Q4 2020-11-25

Canada's coal miner Teck Resources announced that it has raised its coking coal sales to China in the fourth quarter this year due to increased demand, the miner said in a statement on November 22.

7 China's coal-rich province issues regulation to prevent mine accidents 2020-11-25

Northern China's Shanxi province rolled out strict regulation to prevent mine accidents from happening. The provincial government stated once a major accident occurs at a coal mine owned

8 China's coke output increases for 4 straight mths on robust demand 2020-11-23

China's production of coke, a steelmaking material, has increased for four consecutive months on a year-on-year basis, driven by buoyant demand from steel mills. In October, the country's

9 Global thermal coal import demand may rise 4% in 2021, Noble 2020-11-27

Global thermal coal import demand is likely to climb up 3.8% from the 2020-level in 2021, alongside nations' gradual recovery from the COVID-19 fallout, said an analyst with Noble Resources at the Coa

10 China's Oct coking coal import up 3.5% YoY 2020-11-25

China's coking coal imports in October rose 3.5% from the year-ago level, according to General Administration of Customs (GAC) on November 25. The imports of coking coal totaled 5.9 milli

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1 Indonesian thermal coal prices climb after new quotas grant to coastal provinces 2020-11-19

Indonesian thermal coal prices edged up in the Chinese seaborne import market on news that some coastal provinces had received new import quotas for this year. Southeast China's Guangdong

2 Indonesian thermal coal prices drift higher amid buoyant buying 2020-11-20

Chinese demand for Indonesian thermal coal have surged abruptly this week after several coastal provinces reportedly gained additional import quotas from Beijing, fueling the market to keep moving upw

3 Chinese buyers seeking alternatives to Australian thermal coal 2020-11-16

Chinese buyers are looking to diversify import sources of seaborne thermal coal after Australian thermal coal was restricted. Shipments from South Africa and Colombia have been heard in the market.

4 Chinese utilities expected to buy spot thermal coal, fueling optimism 2020-11-16

Chinese coal-fired power plants are expected to replenish stocks of thermal coal from the spot market, alongside the fading role of hydropower amid cooler weather and increasing demand for thermal pow

5 Guangdong gains new seaborne coal import quotas, sources 2020-11-18

Southeastern China's Guangdong province received additional import quotas of seaborne thermal coal for the rest of this year, sources familiar with the matter said on November 18. A sourc

6 Coal supply tightness could hardly ease in short term amid safety checks 2020-11-19

The supply tightness in China's domestic thermal coal market may continue in the near term despite the central government's push to boost production. China has kicked off an across-the-bo

7 Chinese thermal coal market Dec outlook diverges 2020-11-20

December outlook diverged for Chinese spot thermal coal market, as recent allocation of additional import quotas has dented confidence of some participants. Short-term optimism and pessim

8 Chinese thermal coal participants sidelined on extra import quotas talk 2020-11-19

Recent market talk on fresh coal import quota granting to Chinese coastal provinces have stirred concerns and wait-and-see sentiment among participants in China's domestic thermal coal market, which s

9 Market confidence improves amid China's thermal coal shortfall 2020-11-18

Market participants' confidence was reinforced alongside persistent thermal coal shortfall and signs of price markup at northern China ports. Most traders still reported a severe lack of

10 COVID-19 hampers Mongolian coking coal shipments to China 2020-11-23

Chinese border crossing checkpoints have taken anti-pandemic measures as new COVID-19 infectious cases were founded in Inner Mongolia, putting a lid on coking coal shipments to China, sources said.