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Shanghai steel futures rebound from 5-wk low, iron ore hits 6-wk high

2018-02-24 08:22:00 futures

Shanghai rebar steel futures rebounded on February 23 from a five-week low as investors piled back into Chinese commodities markets i...

China steel, iron ore futures creep higher in slow, pre-holiday trade

2018-02-13 11:07:00 futures

Steel and iron ore futures in China edged higher on February 13, but gains were limited as trading activity winds down ahead of the w...

China steel, iron ore edge higher in slow, pre-holiday trade

2018-02-13 08:15:00 futures

Steel and iron ore futures in China edged higher on February 13, but gains were capped as trading activity winds down ahead of the we...

China coke futures at near 7-week top on upbeat outlook

2018-02-09 08:14:00 futures

Chinese coke futures rose for a sixth straight session on February 8, trading near their strongest in more than seven weeks, over opt...

Chinese coal and coke futures extend gains on restocking

2018-02-08 06:34:00 futures

Chinese coking coal and coke futures rose for the fifth straight session on February 7 as traders said steel mills were stocking up o...

China's coke, coking coal futures defy global market rout

2018-02-07 08:25:00 futures

Steelmaking commodity coke surged to a six-week high in China on February 6, and steel and iron ore prices rose to their strongest in...

China steel futures reverse earlier losses, lifted by raw materials

2018-02-06 08:29:00 futures

Chinese steel futures rose in late trading on February 5, driven up by stronger raw material prices after icy weather curtailed road ...

DCE to allow foreign participation in iron ore futures trading

2018-02-05 08:37:00 Iron Ore,  futures

The Dalian Commodity Exchange will allow foreigners to participate in domestic iron ore futures trading, the China Securities Regulat...

China steel futures further slide on tepid buying

2018-02-01 08:50:00 futures

Prices of steel futures in China further lost steam as buyers were prudent in purchase amid a slack demand winter season. ...

Dalian iron ore futures near 1-month low, limited impact from icy weather

2018-01-31 08:28:00 futures

Chinese iron ore futures ticked higher, but kept near one-month lows on January 30, as ample supply of the steelmaking raw material c...

China's coal futures hit record high as utilities warn of shortages

2018-01-29 11:02:00 futures

China's thermal coal futures hit record highs on January29 after four top utilities warned of potential heating and electricity short...

China coke futures up 0.22%

2018-01-29 09:15:00 futures

The most traded coke futures for May delivery on Dalian Commodity Exchange were 2,041 yuan/t on January 26, rising 4.5 yuan/t or 0.22...

China thermal coal futures up 0.63%; coking coal down 0.54%

2018-01-29 09:05:00 Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal,  futures

The most traded thermal coal futures for May delivery on Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange were 673 yuan/t on January 26, edging up 4.2 yu...

Chinese steel futures drop on tepid winter demand

2018-01-26 14:06:00 futures

Chinese steel prices fell on Friday, as demand stood tepid in winter months, weighing down raw materials. Construction a...

China steel futures rise on weaker dollar, stronger raw materials

2018-01-26 08:24:00 futures

Chinese steel futures rose on January 25, lifted by a weaker dollar and gains in coking coal and coke futures, Reuters reported. ...

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1 Thailand Jan thermal coal imports up 22% on yr 2018-02-23

Southeastern country Thailand imported about 1.6 million tonnes of thermal coal in January, up 21.6% on the year, showed customs data released on February 22. Specifically, the country im

2 China six coastal power cos' coal stocks above 10 Mt after New Year holiday 2018-02-23

Combined coal stocks held by China's six leading power generators in southern and eastern coastal areas have broken 10-million-tonne mark since January 22, data showed. The six

3 China exports 4.65 Mt steel products in Jan 2018-02-23

China exported 465 million tonnes of steel products in January, down 36.6% year on year, showed data from General Administration of Customs on February 23. The value of the exports stood

4 China Jan thermal coal imports up 22.76% YoY 2018-02-23

China imported 11.76 million tonnes of thermal coal (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coal but lignite) in January, rising 22.76% from the preceding year and 29.52% month on month, showed data

5 China Jan coking coal imports down 15.5% YoY 2018-02-23

China imported 5.06 million tonnes of coking coal in January, down 15.5% year on year and 17.32% from December, showed data from General Administration of Customs on February 23. Th

6 China's coking coal market running stably during New Year holiday 2018-02-23

Coking coal prices are almost unchanged in China from the pre-holiday level, except for some producers raising offers by 50-100 yuan/t, which has been accepted by coking plants with a fast drop of

7 Vessel queue drops sharply at China's pivot coal terminal after New Year holiday 2018-02-22

Vessel queue substantially reduced at China's largest coal terminal Qinhuangdao after the Lunar New Year holiday, data showed from, indicating low demand of rebuilding stocks from utilities

8 Vale's iron ore output hit record high in 2017 2018-02-22

Brazil's Vale, the world's largest iron ore miner, said on February 16 that output of the steelmaking material hit a fresh record high in 2017 thanks mainly to the outstanding performance of its so-ca

9 China thermal coal market possibly resilient after New Year holiday 2018-02-22

China's spot market of thermal coal has large odds to keep as buoyant as the pre-holiday level in the short run, owing mainly to pick-up of demand from power and other industrial sectors and tight rai

10 QHD coal stocks staying below 6 Mt during holiday 2018-02-22

Coal stocks at northern China's Qinhuangdao port – a barometer for domestic thermal coal market – stayed below 6 million tonnes during the Spring Festival holiday ending February 21, with inbound and

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1 Holiday Notice – Spring Festival 2018-02-14

Please kindly note that we will be on holiday from Thursday February 15 to Wednesday February 21 for the Spring Festival, the grandest holiday in China for family reunion. There will be n

2 Indian government takes steps to boost coal supplies to power plants 2018-02-14

In order to boost coal supplies to power plants, the government of India has decided on various steps including the use of dedicated rail transportation and setting up of power projects only within 50

3 Weekly global coal market news summary (Feb 11 –Feb 14) 2018-02-14

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4 China Coal Energy Jan commercial coal output down 7.1pct on yr 2018-02-14

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5 China wind power installation may slow down in 2018 2018-02-13

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6 Global thermal coal demand will outpace supply in 2018, Noble analyst 2018-02-14

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7 China to achieve grid parity for solar in 2023 2018-02-14

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8 China will crack down on illegal coal mining in 2018, safety watchdog 2018-02-13

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1 Chinese traders sidelined following QHD port's coal price cap 2018-02-06

Chinese traders engaged in spot thermal coal transactions were generally in a wait-and-see stance after the Qinhuangdao capped price at 750 yuan/t FOB for 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal traded at the port.

2 Supply pinch backs China import thermal coal price 2018-02-05

China buyers saw import price for thermal coal hovering high as supply tension continued to prevent them from getting the power generation material at ideal levels. "There are many inquir

3 China's import coal market shows signs of weakening on muted trades 2018-02-13

China's import thermal coal market showed signs of weakening after stabilizing for one week or so, as few Chinese utilities seek the material abroad after domestic power demand dropped significantly b

4 China Jan power coal price index up 3.89% on month, NDRC 2018-02-14

China's monthly-issued price index of power coal stood at 549.12 yuan/t in January, up 12.93 yuan/t or 2.41% month on month and 20.58 yuan/t or 3.89% year on year, showed data from the National Develo

5 China coastal coal freight rates down to multi-mth low 2018-02-13

Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China ports to the south suffered a sharper decline from the second half of last month, data showed from industry portal Historic

6 China coking coal prices remain stable; mines into holidays 2018-02-06

Coking coal market was generally stable at China's main producing areas, with end users slowing buys but miners gradually halting production. In Shanxi province, miners preliminarily planned to com

7 Thermal coal prices edge down at N China ports after govt's price ceiling 2018-02-11

After Chinese government setting a price ceiling of 750 yuan/t FOB for the 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal at northern ports from February 5, traders waited for few days and finally began stepping up c

8 China's thermal coal supply will be guaranteed during Lunar New Year, NDRC 2018-02-12

Thermal coal supply for electricity generation purpose will be guaranteed and power consumption won't be affected during the Lunar New Year holiday, China's top economic planner the National Develo

9 China's natural gas demand soars to historic high in 2017 2018-02-12

China's natural gas consumption created a record high of 235.2 billion cubic meters (bcm) last year, with an increase of 17% or 34 bcm from a year ago, said the country's largest oil and gas producer

10 China thermal coal market slows as miners take leave for Spring Festival 2018-02-14

Thermal coal market slowed down in China's main production bases as many miners took leave for the Spring Festival. Most miners have halted production in Yulin, Shaanxi and Ordos, Inner M