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Shanghai rebar stretches rally to hit 6-year high on output curbs

2018-08-14 08:38:00 Price,  futures

Shanghai rebar steel futures jumped to their strongest level since 2012 on August 13 as output curbs in China aimed at battling pollu...

Shanghai steel prices rise on falling inventory

2018-08-10 14:57:00 Price,  futures

China's Shanghai rebar recovered from a dip in the previous session after weekly inventory data showed firm demand from downstream se...

Shanghai rebar dips from six-year high; trade spat escalates

2018-08-09 08:31:00 futures

China's Shanghai rebar pulled back on August 8 after reaching a more than six-year peak in the previous session, as traders worried h...

Chinese coal futures surge by most since Aug 2017 as short sellers close out

2018-08-08 08:38:00 Price,  Thermal Coal,  futures

Chinese thermal coal futures on August 7 surged by the most since August 2017 as traders with bets on falling prices paid up to close...

Shanghai rebar hits 6-yr high over production curbs, power shortages

2018-08-08 08:34:00 Price,  futures

China's construction steel rebar prices on August 7 hit their highest in more than six years amid concerns over tight supplies on ele...

Dalian iron ore rallies on strong Chinese steel margins, coke at 11-mth top

2018-08-07 08:48:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures surged nearly 7% to their strongest level since March on August 6, supported by strong margins at China's st...

Shanghai steel climbs 2%, coke rallies on winter curbs

2018-08-06 08:41:00 Price,  futures

Shanghai rebar steel futures climbed almost 2% on August 3 to near a 5-and-a-half-year high amid China's plans to impose industrial p...

Shanghai steel resumes gains as China prepares winter curbs

2018-08-03 11:29:00 futures

Shanghai rebar steel futures edged higher on August 3, trading back near a 5-1/2-year high, amid China's plans to impose industrial p...

China thermal coal futures fall to 3-mth low

2018-08-02 17:55:00 futures

China's thermal coal futures hit a three-month low on August 1, impacted by continuously falling spot market as supply remained loose...

China steel, iron ore fall on fresh U.S.-China trade worries

2018-08-02 11:02:00 Price,  futures

China's steel and iron ore futures fell on August 2 as U.S. plans to impose a higher 25% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese impo...

Shanghai rebar extends rally to 5-1/2-year high, iron ore drops

2018-08-01 15:15:00 Price,  futures

Chinese steel futures jumped to their highest level since 2013 on August 1, starting off August strongly after a 10%t gain last month...

Shanghai steel heads for best month in eight on supply curbs

2018-07-31 14:51:00 futures

Shanghai rebar steel futures climbed to their strongest in more than five years on July 31 and were headed for their best month in ei...

Shanghai rebar hits 5-1/2 year high on supply worries

2018-07-30 14:22:00 futures

Chinese rebar steel futures rose to a 5-1/2 year high on July 30, as markets worried about tight supplies due to an increase in produ...

Shanghai rebar jumps to 5-year high on strong demand, tight supplies

2018-07-27 11:55:00 futures

China's construction steel rebar prices jumped 1.7% on July 27 to their highest since 2013, buoyed by strong demand and expectations ...

Shanghai rebar hits 10-1/2 high on supply tightness concerns

2018-07-24 11:07:00 futures

China's construction steel rebar rose to a 10-1/2-month peak on July 24, buoyed by continued concerns about tight supplies amid more ...

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1 China Coal Daily Track (Aug 14) 2018-08-14

Thermal coal Domestic market A 10 yuan/t increase was seen at some mines in northern Shanxi and Ordos, Inner Mongolia, driven by more inquiries from traders and lower stocks at min

2 China regional markets may embrace rise of coking coal prices 2018-08-14

Some of the regional markets in China may embrace small rise of coking coal prices, spurred by constraints of supply and continued restocking demand from coke plants. Several miners in th

3 China Jan-Jul fixed-asset investment up 5.5% 2018-08-14

China's fixed-asset investment (FAI) grew 5.5% year on year in the first seven months of this year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on August 14. Total

4 China's coke market continues uptrend; port traders divided on outlook 2018-08-14

China's coke market continued to ascend following two bouts of hikes, and coke producers in Shanxi and Hebei, two major production areas in northern China, further raised prices by 100 yuan/t.

5 China Jul coal production slides to yrs' low, but YTD output up 3.4% on yr 2018-08-14

China produced 281.5 million tonnes of raw coal in July, a 2% slip from a year ago, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on August 14, dropping to the trough since September 2016.

6 Environmental storm pushes up coking coal prices in Shanxi 2018-08-14

More than 60% of washing plants have been forced to stop operation in Linfen city, Shanxi province, local enterprises reported, as a heavy environmental storm hits this major coking coal city in the c

7 China's hydropower growth outstrips thermal power in Jul, NBS 2018-08-14

China's hydropower generation posted a faster year-on-year growth than thermal power in July thanks to plentiful rainfalls in the month, official figures showed, though share of thermal power remained

8 Rising price takes break in Chinese domestic coal market 2018-08-14

A pause has been seen in Chinese domestic thermal coal market at the beginning of this week, with prices remaining range-bound at China's northern ports. On August 13, offer prices for In

9 Thin demand remains a prime drag on China import thermal coal market 2018-08-14

Weak buying demand from domestic coal-fired power plants remained a prime drag on China's import thermal coal market that has been on a downtrend since late June. Talks about limit on imp

10 China coking coal prices expected to rise further on environmental concerns 2018-08-14

China's coking coal prices are poised to inch up further as environmental crackdowns go on in main production bases, coinciding with a tick-up of coke market. Some coal washing plants in

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1 China Jul coal imports hit multi-year high, surging 49.05% on yr 2018-08-08

China's coal imports reached 29 million tonnes in July, remaining a large growth by 49.05% from a year ago, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on August 8, reaching the highest sin

2 Indonesia's Aug HBA thermal coal price up 3.04% MoM to $107.83/t 2018-08-06

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its August thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $107.83/t, hitting the highest since March 2012, up 28.4

3 Coal import by Indian power sector in Apr-Jun drops 14% YoY 2018-08-13

The import of coal by Indian power sector in the April-June quarter was 14% less than the amount imported in the same period last fiscal, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a reply to a question in Ra

4 China to take pole position in wind, solar power by 2050 2018-08-06

Wind and solar energy will account for about 50% of the total power produced in the world by 2050, aided largely by lower production costs, with China leading the revolution, a new report said.

5 China Jul coal imports from Gladstone port slump 54% on yr 2018-08-07

China's coal imports from Australia's Gladstone port slumped 54% from a year earlier to 535,000 tonnes in July after surging to six-month high of 1.52 million tonnes in June, showed data from Gladston

6 China tariffs on LNG, oil aim at U.S. energy dominance agenda 2018-08-06

China's proposed tariffs on U.S. liquefied natural gas and crude oil exports opens a new front in the trade war between the two countries, at a time when the White House is trumpeting growing U.S. ene

7 CNPC asked to secure natural gas supply 2018-08-07

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planner, has requested that the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) secure the supply of natural gas in the domestic market

8 Indonesia Jun coal exports up 25.28% YoY 2018-08-10

Coal-rich Indonesia exported 35.64 million tonnes of coal in June, up 25.28% from the preceding year but inching down 0.67% from May, showed data from BPS-Statistics Indonesia. Fo

9 Weekly China coal market news summary (Aug 6 – Aug 10) 2018-08-10

China Jul coal imports hit multi-year high, surging 49.05% on yr China's coal imports reached 29 million tonnes in July, remaining a large growth by 49.05% from a year ago, data from the Gen

10 4 killed, 9 missing in SW China coal mine accident 2018-08-07

Four people were killed and nine others missing in a coal and gas outburst accident in southwestern China's Guizhou province on August 6, state-own Xinhua News Agency reported. The accide

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1 Chinese benchmark coal price may soon fall below 600 yuan/t, traders 2018-07-30

Bearish sentiment clouds China's domestic thermal coal market. The spot price for 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal is widely expected by traders to soon fall below 600 yuan/t, possibly around the end of this mo

2 Spontaneous ignition of coal stocks accelerates price downside at N ports 2018-07-30

The problem of spontaneous ignition of coal stocks at Chinese northern ports pushed traders to accelerate sales at lower prices, making the market sentiment even worse. The coal price, which has been

3 Chinese traders surmise import coal policy has tightened at S ports 2018-07-30

Speculation of tighter grips on coal imports becomes rampant among Chinese traders as longer customs clearance is seen at some southern ports. A southern trader reported customs clearance

4 Chinese utilities bid low for import coal, hampering deals 2018-07-30

Chinese utilities were still bidding low for import thermal coal on account of high stocks despite increased coal burns amid hot weather, limiting chances for deals to conclude. Bids for

5 China spot thermal coal market firms on utilities' active buying 2018-08-07

Spot thermal coal market showed signs of stabilizing at Bohai-rim ports in northern China, alongside utilities' active buying for the power generating fuel and strong sentiment among traders in uphold

6 Low-sulfur coking coal sales improve in China 2018-07-30

Coal miners in some of China's major production centers embraced better sales of low-sulfur coking coal, thanks to a turnaround in buying interest from coking plants. Low-sulfur cok

7 China thermal coal futures fall to 3-mth low 2018-08-02

China's thermal coal futures hit a three-month low on August 1, impacted by continuously falling spot market as supply remained loose while demand from utilities stayed low. The mos

8 QHD coal stocks slide for 6 days; prices lack continued momentum 2018-08-09

Coal stocks at China's benchmark Qinhuangdao port have been on the drop for six consecutive days, down to 6.42 million tonnes on August 9, showed data from That was a 9.8% ret

9 CHN Energy lowers Aug term contract coal prices, sources 2018-08-02

China Energy Investment Group, also known as CHN Energy, has reduced its monthly contract prices of thermal coal for August delivery, market sources said. The China's largest coal miner a

10 Chinese traders less interested in moving coal to ports as prices fall below cost 2018-08-01

Chinese traders are upset recently as FOB prices fall below their cost to bring thermal coal to northern ports as the market keeps heading downward and buyers continue to press down prices.