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Dalian iron ore jumps 7pct on demand hopes after liquidity push

2018-04-20 08:28:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures reuters.com

Chinese iron ore futures soared nearly 7% on April 19, hitting their highest in almost one month, amid expectations that a move by Ch...

Chinese steel futures prices climb after bank liquidity boost

2018-04-19 08:21:00 futures reuters.com

China's steel futures climbed on April 18, marking their biggest daily gain in two weeks, as sentiment was boosted after the country'...

Chinese iron ore, steel retreat on strong Mar steel output

2018-04-18 15:15:00 Iron Ore,  futures reuters.com

China's iron ore futures extended losses and hit a 10-month low on April 17 on worries of a supply glut as the average daily steel ou...

China's iron ore, steel sinks; investors shrug off stockpile reduction

2018-04-17 08:31:00 Iron Ore,  futures reuters.com

China's iron ore futures dropped in line with steel rebar futures on April 16, despite the decline in stockpiles, while concerns over...

China's thermal coal futures rally on tight import policy

2018-04-17 08:26:00 Price,  Thermal Coal,  futures reuters.com

China's most-active thermal coal futures jumped 2.9% on April 16, marking the biggest gain since August 2017, as concerns of tighteni...

China introduces foreign investors to trade in iron ore futures

2018-04-16 08:19:00 Iron Ore,  futures sxcoal.com

China will officially introduce foreign investors to trade in domestic iron ore futures from May 4, said Gao Li, spokesperson of Chin...

China steel, iron ore futures edge up as risk appetite returns

2018-04-13 14:15:00 Price,  futures reuters.com

Chinese steel and iron ore futures rose on April 13 as the appetite for risky assets returned after U.S. President Donald Trump backt...

China coking coal, coke futures sink over 3pct on slow demand, trade woes

2018-04-13 08:37:00 Price,  Coking Coal,  futures reuters.com

Coking coal and coke futures in China fell more than 3% on April 12, pressured by slow seasonal demand for steel in the world's top c...

Dalian iron ore extends gains on restocking demand

2018-04-12 08:11:00 Iron Ore,  futures reuters.com

Iron ore futures in China rose for a second session to hit a one-week high on April 11 as buyers replenished their stockpiles of the ...

China iron ore recovers as steel rises, but U.S. trade tensions weigh

2018-04-11 08:15:00 Iron Ore,  futures reuters.com

Chinese iron ore futures jumped more than 2% on April 10, rebounding after a three-day retreat as steel prices rose, spurred by expec...

China iron ore hits 10-mth low amid mounting U.S. trade tensions

2018-04-10 08:23:00 Iron Ore,  futures reuters.com

Chinese iron ore futures fell to the lowest level in 10 months on April 9 amid growing concerns about demand as inventory piled up in...

China iron ore falls as rising supplies offset Brazil outage

2018-04-04 14:51:00 Iron Ore,  futures reuters.com

Chinese iron ore futures dropped for a second session in a row on April 4 as worries about rising stockpiles and falling demand from ...

China steel ends five-day winning streak on profit taking

2018-04-04 08:30:00 Price,  futures reuters.com

Chinese steel futures fell for the first time in six trading sessions on April 3 as investors booked some profits from recent gains s...

China steel, iron ore pare gains; hopes of demand pickup support

2018-04-03 08:16:00 futures reuters.com

Chinese steel futures rose for a fifth straight day on April 2 amid expectations that demand in the world's top consumer of the build...

China steel, coking coal futures jump on Handan curbs, short covering

2018-03-31 14:07:00 Viewpoint,  Coking Coal,  Steel Products,  futures reuters.com

Prices of steel rebar, coke and coking coal jumped on March 30 as the key steel city of Handan in northern China announced new curbs ...

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1 Weekly China coal market news summary (Feb 16 – Feb 20) 2018-04-20

China Mar power coal price index down 3.64% MoM, ending 3-mth increase China's monthly-issued price index of power generation coal decreased 3.64% month on month to 546.6 yuan/t in March, a sh

2 China's import policy stimulates seaborne coal freight to rebound strongly 2018-04-20

Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China ports to the south and east embraced a significant increase late this week after suffering over three-month-long depression, as reinstating coal

3 Vessel queue increases at China's N ports, a possible sign of market upturn 2018-04-19

China's coal market seemed to embrace the first pick-up at northern ports following two-month-long depression, as coal vessels surged and the ports are busy with loading and unloading again.

4 China's coal market runs weak despite restricted imports 2018-04-18

China's thermal coal market remained weak given low appetite from high-stocked utilities, though recent import curbs bolstered market sentiment somewhat. China has strengthened im

5 China's Hubei Q1 power generation increases 9.94% on yr 2018-04-18

Central China's Hubei province generated 58.11 TWh of electricity in the first quarter this year, up 9.94% from the year-ago level, showed data from the provincial Development and Reform Commission

6 Inner Mongolia Q1 power output up 18.39% YoY 2018-04-18

Utilities with capacity of 60 GW and above generated a total 117.50 TWh of electricity in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region in January-March, up 18.39% from a year ago, data showed f

7 EU takes US to WTO over steel, aluminum tariffs 2018-04-18

The European Union (EU) on April 16 requested consultations with the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Washington's move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, WTO

8 Indian state ports Mar coal imports up 11.8pct MoM 2018-04-18

India's 12 major government-owned ports imported 13.85 million tonnes of coal in March, up 11.8% from February and 16.94% year on year, according to latest data released by the India Ports Associat

9 China's industrial output expands 6.8% in Q1 2018-04-18

China's industrial output expanded 6.8% in the first quarter, slightly easing from 7.2% growth in the January-February period, official data showed April 17. In March alone, growt

10 Certainty and uncertainty of Mongolian coking coal imports 2018-04-17

A speech on mixed factors of Mongolian coking coal imports aroused highly attention of participants in 8th Global Coking Coal Resource & Market Summit 2018, which was just concluded on April 13

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1 Australia's Whitehaven posts rise in Jan-Mar sales on strong demand 2018-04-17

Australia's Whitehaven Coal said on April 17 its total coal sales rose 10% in the March quarter thanks to increased demand for thermal coal by steel producers and as northern Asia experienced cooler w

2 Indonesia Q1 coal exports drop 8.9% YoY 2018-04-16

Coal shipments from Indonesia, the world's top thermal coal exporter, declined 8.9% to 50.78 million tonnes in the first three months of 2018 from 55.73 million tonnes in the same period a year ago, e

3 China's steel city imposes further production cuts on smog forecast 2018-04-17

China's leading steel hub Tangshan city imposed a series of emergency measures from April 15 to fight against air pollution expected to blanket the city and the surrounding Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei ar

4 China's coal market runs weak despite restricted imports 2018-04-18

China's thermal coal market remained weak given low appetite from high-stocked utilities, though recent import curbs bolstered market sentiment somewhat. China has strengthened im

5 Smog in key north China region rises 27pct in Mar: ministry 2018-04-16

A major smog indicator in China's heavy industrial Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region rose by more than a quarter in March, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on April 13, raising concerns that po

6 China steel mills boost output in Mar as winter curbs end 2018-04-17

China's steel producers ramped up output in March to the highest level since September, with mills in the world's top market for the metal rushing to boost operations after winter restrictions to prev

7 China GDP grows 6.8pct on private investment rebound in Q1 2018-04-18

China's economy grew 6.8% in the first quarter, above the government's 6.5% target, as a rebound in private investment compensated for a declining trade surplus. An emerging trade war wit

8 Indian govt to auction 19 coal mines this quarter 2018-04-16

After the cancellation of coal mines auction twice, Indian government is exploring certain relaxations for bidders and plans to put on sale 19 blocks in the current quarter, a top official has said.

9 India crude steel output up 3.6% to 9 mln T in Mar 2018-04-17

India's crude steel output grew 3.6% to 9.07 million tonnes during March 2018, according to official data. The country had produced 8.76 million tonnes crude steel during the same month a

10 EU takes US to WTO over steel, aluminum tariffs 2018-04-18

The European Union (EU) on April 16 requested consultations with the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Washington's move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, WTO

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1 Indonesian miners maintain prices firm for thermal coal 2018-04-16

Many Indonesian miners kept offer prices firm for thermal coal, willing to provide 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR coal at $40-41/t FOB on average. "Miners in Indonesia are inclined to uphold pri

2 China's thermal coal market may continue falling at N ports 2018-04-12

After hitting a historic high in early February, China's thermal coal prices have been on the decline for more than two months at northern ports. Fenwei CCI index for 5,500 kc

3 China Coal Daily Track (Apr 12) 2018-04-12

Thermal coal Domestic market Guanzhong of Shaanxi and Changzhi of Shanxi, which previously witnessed smaller price falls for thermal coal, suffered 30-40 yuan/t decline these days.

4 China's import policy stimulates seaborne coal freight to rebound strongly 2018-04-20

Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China ports to the south and east embraced a significant increase late this week after suffering over three-month-long depression, as reinstating coal

5 China import ban boosts domestic thermal market sentiment 2018-04-17

China's latest tighter grips on coal imports have boosted sentiment in thermal coal market at Bohai-rim ports, as it will probably reduce supply of the material available for utilities and help spot p

6 China's coking coal prices may fluctuate at high level in 2018, Fenwei 2018-04-13

China's coking coal prices may fluctuate at high level in 2018, similar as in 2017, impacted by multiple factors, predicted Fenwei expert at an industry summit in Beijing on April 13. Pri

7 Outlook divided on China import thermal coal market 2018-04-13

Market participants' outlook was divided on China's import thermal coal market after the 2018 Coaltrans Conference ended days earlier, with some expecting further declines in the short run while the o

8 Reduced utility buying leads to pile-up of thermal coal stocks at Chinese mines 2018-04-16

Thermal coal stocks at many mines in China have climbed up due to tepid procurement from utilities, weighing on prices of the power generation material. Prices of thermal coal kept dippin

9 China 2018 coal policy trends: de-capacity, market stabilization, structure adjustment, transformation 2018-04-13

The basic policy trends for China's coal industry this year will be de-capacity, market stabilization, structure adjustment and transformation promotion, said one official in an industry summit.

10 China's thermal coal market may not reverse in short run 2018-04-13

China's weak spot thermal coal market may not reverse in the short run impacted by high stocks at northern ports and seasonally slack buying demand from end users, though the reimposed import coal ban