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Shanghai rebar rises for 3rd day on new steel capacity ban

2018-06-14 15:19:00 Price,  futures

Chinese rebar futures extended gains into a third session on June 14 after the country said it would ban new capacity for steel, coke...

Shanghai rebar recovers from 2-day slip on firm spot prices

2018-06-13 08:24:00 Price,  futures

China's construction steel rebar prices recovered from a two-day slide on June 12, lifted by a price hike at big steel firms and on e...

China steel futures hit 14-week high on environmental inspections

2018-06-08 08:25:00 Price,  futures

Chinese construction steel rebar futures rose to their highest in more than three months on June 7, supported by environmental inspec...

China iron ore futures rise on mine closures, but stocks high

2018-06-06 08:29:00 Iron Ore,  futures

China's Dalian iron ore futures edged up on June 5, lifted by market concern about tight supplies after a report that Tangshan city p...

Dalian iron ore slips on weaker steel prices, record port stocks

2018-06-05 08:28:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures dropped nearly 1% on June 4 as steel prices retreated and stockpiles of the steelmaking raw material at Chin...

Shanghai rebar hits two-week top after upbeat China data

2018-06-01 08:20:00 futures

Chinese steel futures climbed to a two-week high on May 31, spurred by a survey showing that the manufacturing sector in the world's ...

Shanghai steel futures hit 1-1/2-week high on firm Chinese demand

2018-05-31 08:14:00 futures

Chinese steel futures climbed to their highest in nearly two weeks on May 30, supported by strong demand in the world's top consumer ...

China's coal futures on track for best day since Nov 2016 on supply worries

2018-05-30 08:23:00 futures

China's thermal coal prices climbed more than 4% on May 29 and were on track for their biggest one-day gain since November 2016 as in...

Shanghai rebar hits one-week high after upbeat China data

2018-05-28 14:38:00 Price,  futures

Shanghai steel futures rose to a one-week peak on May 28 after data showing strong profits at steel producers helped boost overall ea...

China steel futures rise on declining inventories, raw materials lifted

2018-05-28 08:42:00 futures

Chinese steel and iron ore futures rose on May 25, with concerns over demand easing amid declining steel inventories in the world's t...

China steel extends losses on tepid spot trade, iron ore recovers

2018-05-25 08:19:00 futures

China's benchmark construction steel futures extended losses into a fifth session on May 24, with lukewarm demand in spot markets con...

Shanghai rebar falls to 4-week low on glut worries, technical selling

2018-05-24 08:15:00 futures

China's construction steel rebar futures fell on May 23 to trade near a four-week low, as supply glut concerns continued to weigh on ...

China's thermal coal futures tumble on government intervention report

2018-05-23 10:20:00 Price,  futures

China's most active thermal coal futures prices fell more than 4%t in early morning trading on May 23, on track for the biggest one-d...

Dalian iron ore futures plunge 3pct on restocking delays, uncertain steel demand

2018-05-22 08:48:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

China's Dalian iron ore futures fell for a fourth session on May 21, slumping more than 3% to touch their weakest level in two weeks ...

Shanghai rebar retreats on demand-risk, raw materials follow

2018-05-21 08:58:00 futures

Chinese steel futures pulled back to a one-week low on May 18, with supply rising and concerns a seasonal recovery in demand could en...

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1 Weekly China coal market news summary (Jun 11 – Jun 15) 2018-06-15

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2 China May coal imports dip 1.28% YoY from Newcastle terminals 2018-06-15

China imported 985,600 tonnes of coal from Australian Newcastle terminals (Carrington and Kooragang) in May, dipping 1.28% from a year ago and slumping 34.09% from a month before, showed data from the

3 China Coal Daily Track (Jun 15) 2018-06-15

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4 China's coal import policy remains unclear, foreign prices stay firm 2018-06-15

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5 China's spot thermal coal offers weaken on slid purchase 2018-06-15

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6 China Shenhua May polythene sales surge 57.5pct YoY 2018-06-15

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8 China's Tianjin set to switch vehicle fuel to ethanol gasoline from Oct 2018-06-15

Northern China's metropolis Tianjin is set to introduce ethanol gasoline to replace the regular one and complete the entire switch before October, said the municipal governmental in a plan on June

9 Asian coal, gas markets roar into top gear 2018-06-15

Thermal coal and gas prices have coursed into a bull run, propelled by particularly strong demand across Asia, where electricity consumption is surging thanks to healthy economic growth just as season

10 China steel output jumps to record despite smog campaign 2018-06-14

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1 China to launch broader environmental inspections this month 2018-06-11

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2 CHN Energy reduces contract coal prices within 600 yuan/t, sources 2018-06-11

China Energy Investment Group, also known as CHN Energy, announced to control its monthly contract prices of thermal coal, media reported late June 8, in a way to cool down the overheated coal market.

3 China's steel mills utilisation rate falls for 3rd week on environmental checks 2018-06-12

Utilisation rate at steel blast furnaces across China fell for a third consecutive week last week as of June 8, data showed, as environmental inspections continued to weigh on operation at steel mills

4 Plan to merge pipeline assets of three energy giants on track in China 2018-06-13

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5 China proceeds development of coal-to-oil conversion 2018-06-15

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6 China's 20 large steel makers launch maintenance to improve environment 2018-06-14

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7 China's raw coal output rises to a new high in May 2018-06-14

China's raw coal production registered a new high in May since this year, according to official data, as miners churned out the material driven mainly by tempting profit and rallying prices.

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1 China spot thermal coal market jumps on Shenhua's monthly contract price hike 2018-06-04

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China's seaborne shipping rates bounced back recently, spurred mainly by a heat-up of China's thermal coal market amid recovered market confidence following short decline. As of June 1, C

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China's thermal coal market saw brisk trades amid a bullish prospect as the peak demand summer season is approaching. Thermal coal production was impacted in some production

4 Nine Chinese regions may still face temporary power supply shortage 2018-06-07

Nine regions in China may be confronted with supply shortage of electricity in some periods of 2019 and 2020, according to a report released by the National Energy Administration.

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Offer prices for Shanxi 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal have skyrocketed above 700-yuan/t mark FOB at China's northern ports, 10-15 yuan/t higher than the end of last week, reaching a new high that is

6 Policy intervention concerns increase as China spot thermal coal prices further spike 2018-06-07

Concerns over possible policy interventions have increased in China's domestic spot thermal coal market as offer prices kept rising at northern ports. Currently, the mainstream offer pric

7 China's major coal miners vow to ensure supply and stabilize prices 2018-06-12

While CHN Energy announced late last week to lower their June contract coal price within the "yellow range" below 600 yuan/t, more major miners have promised to lower prices to ensure adequate supply

8 China coal prices seek for a balance amid multiple factors 2018-06-08

China's coal prices are seeking for kind of balance amid complexed market environments including government intervention. China's top economic planner NDRC in April urged miners

9 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2018-06-05

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10 Expectations diverge on China's coke market 2018-06-04

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