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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...

China iron ore futures sustain rally on Brazil supply concerns

2020-05-20 14:15:30 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Dalian iron ore futures rose for a sixth straight session on May 20, hitting $100/t, as concerns over supply from Brazil and China's ...

China iron ore marks best day in 10 months as supply concerns mount

2020-05-19 08:39:47 Iron Ore,  futures

Dalian iron ore futures jumped as much as 7.5% on May 18 as port inventory of the steelmaking raw material in China, the world's top ...

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1 China Coal Daily Track (Jul 3) 2020-07-03

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2 China coking coal rises at slower pace as sentiment sours for coke 2020-07-03

China's coking coal prices are slowing down their rises as the sentiment sourced in the downstream coke sector, putting the lid on the raw material demand. Coke producers and steel makers

3 Indonesian low-CV coal prices fall below $24/t; downward pressure remains 2020-07-03

Offer prices of Indonesian thermal coal prices nudged lower on June 3 in the Chinese seaborne import market due to the poor demand curbed by a lack of import quotas. Market participants surmised the d

4 China's thermal coal prices climb quickly on bullish outlook 2020-07-03

Thermal coal prices moved up rapidly at northern Chinese ports late this week, on the back of revived market confidence for higher buying demand and tight supply. Prevailing offers for 0.

5 High inventory at power plants may cap thermal coal price rise 2020-07-03

Chinese domestic thermal coal prices may have limited uptick space in early July, as downstream buyers have sufficient stocks at present and are less likely to release much buying interest until consu

6 China Jun coastal coal shipping market: freight rates down on soft demand 2020-07-03

China's coastal coal shipping market spiraled down in June, as shipment demand still lacked support while shipping capacity was in surplus. Utilities were prudent in spot coal purchase du

7 China coal mine safety watchdog warns of possible floods at mines 2020-07-03

China's National Coal Mine Safety Administration warned of possible floods at coal mines alongside persistently strong rainfalls in South China and Southwest China. Entering the rainy sea

8 China launches power trading guideline to protect marketization 2020-07-03

China officially established the guideline on medium- and long-term electricity trading based a 2016 temporary version, to ensure the market can develop healthily free from too much government interve

9 China National Nuclear Power H1 new energy power generation surges 667.74% 2020-07-03

China National Nuclear Power Co., Ltd, the world's fourth largest nuclear power producer, saw power generation from new energy surge 667.74% year on year to 1.29 TWh in the first half of this year, sa

10 China Jun thermal coal market: prices rise amid tight supply 2020-07-03

Thermal coal prices further went up in China's main production areas in June, as supply tightened owing to safety regulation and control on sales quota in Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia. Pric

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1 China May coking coal imports down 19.1% on yr 2020-06-29

China's coking coal imports totaled 4.79 million tonnes in May, down 19.1% year on year and 23.8% month on month, data from the General Administration of Customs showed. Value of the impo

2 CHN Energy Jul term contract prices reach new high so far this yr 2020-07-02

China's top coal mining group China Energy Investment Corporation, or CHN Energy, raised its monthly term contract prices of thermal coal for July delivery to a new high so far this year, market sourc

3 Japan's thermal coal imports hit 5-yr low in May 2020-06-29

Japan's thermal coal imports (bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) fell 10.11% from a year ago and 21.91% from a month ago to 7.13 million tonnes in May, hitting the lowest level since June 2015, data

4 Japan May coking coal imports drop to a new low 2020-06-30

Japan's coking coal imports in May dropped to a record low since January 2015 when started recording, according to official data. The country imported 4.65 million tonnes of co

5 Australia's resources export earnings to fall 10% in 2021 as pandemic hits 2020-06-30

Australia's mining and energy export earnings are expected to hit a record high this financial year then drop 10% in the year to June 2021 as commodity prices tumble due to coronavirus pandemic lockdo

6 China's top 10 coal miners post 1.22% growth in Jan-May output 2020-07-01

Coal production of the 10 largest coal producers increased by 1.22% year on year in the first five months, according to data released by China National Coal Association. Combined producti

7 Indonesia sets Jul coal HBA price at lowest in 4 yrs 2020-07-03

The Indonesian government set its coal benchmark price (HBA) for July at $52.16/t, down from $52.98/t last month, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said in a statement on July 3.

8 China May coke imports surge 54.13% MoM 2020-07-01

China imported 189,200 tonnes of coke in May, surging 54.13% from a month ago, customs data showed. The figure was also a sharp increase compared with only 2,147 tonnes in the same month

9 Mongolia's exports drop by 40.6% in H1 2020-07-01

In the first six months, Mongolia's total exports amounted $2.2 billion, according to the Customs General Administration. Mongolia's exports decreased by 40.6% or $1.5 billion in the firs

10 China coal mine safety watchdog warns of possible floods at mines 2020-07-03

China's National Coal Mine Safety Administration warned of possible floods at coal mines alongside persistently strong rainfalls in South China and Southwest China. Entering the rainy sea

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1 Chinese utilities' shipment cancellation clouds Indonesia thermal coal outlook 2020-06-23

Several Chinese utilities reportedly cancelled shipments for up to 12 vessels of imported thermal coal, mostly Indonesia coal, further clouding outlook of the fossil fuel in the near term.

2 Quota crunch deters Chinese appetites on seaborne coking coal 2020-06-24

After three power plants in Jiangsu's Nantong withdrew a total of 12 vessels seaborne thermal coal, concerns about a lack of quotas for coking coal imports are deterring Chinese steel mills from furth

3 Uncertainty looms large for Indonesian thermal coal export to China 2020-06-24

Uncertainties loomed large for Indonesian thermal coal exports to China, after several utilities in Jiangsu province canceled shipment due to a lack of import quotas. Market confidence wa

4 Chinese demand muted for Indonesian thermal coal amid festival 2020-06-28

Chinese buying demand for Indonesian thermal coal stayed muted during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, with a lack of clarity on market direction in the days ahead. The festiva

5 China May coal imports fall for 1st time this yr 2020-06-29

China's coalimports (lignite included) logged the first decline this year in May, falling 19.7% year on year, showed customs data, mainly dragged by tightened import quotas. Coal im

6 Chinese thermal coal prices kept stable; sentiment swings 2020-06-24

Chinese domestic thermal coal market continued to move sideways on June 24, the last trading day before a three-day holiday of the Dragon Boat Festival. But some traders were concerned of downward ris

7 Indonesian thermal coal stays weak on waned demand 2020-06-22

Indonesian thermal coal prices remained weak at the beginning of this week, as Chinese end users' demand was still dented by tightened customs restriction and India continued to shun imported coal ami

8 Coking coal rally continues in China on restocking activity 2020-06-22

Coking coal prices almost achieved across-the-board rises in main production areas of China, boosted by replenishments of coke plants. Data from showed coking coal stocks at sur

9 Indonesian thermal coal likely to further head south amid faltering demand 2020-06-30

Indonesian seaborne thermal coal market witnessed another silent session on June 30, with few deals concluded and offers/bids largely unchanged. The most-traded 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR thermal

10 Cost rises fueling bullish sentiment to Chinese thermal coal market 2020-06-28

Chinese domestic thermal coal market sentiment was supported by increased costs after the Three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday. The market has flatlined for almost two weeks with variou

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