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China iron ore retreats as Vale looks to rebuild capacity

2019-06-17 17:08:21 Iron Ore,  futures

Dalian iron ore pulled back on June 17 from last week's record-peak, as market participants shrugged off a further decline in invento...

Dalian iron ore hits record high on supply shortage concerns

2019-06-13 11:55:36 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures extended their surge to record highs on June 12, buoyed by concerns over tight supply and strong demand. ...

Shanghai rebar prices rise as glut expectations ease

2019-06-05 11:46:40 Price,  futures

Steel prices edged up in China on June 5 after six sessions of decline, buoyed by expectations that a glut in supply could ease amid ...

China coke futures tumble despite bullish spot market

2019-06-04 17:56:12 Price,  futures

In stark contrast to the bullish sentiment in domestic spot coke market, China's coke futures market encountered a losing streak sinc...

Chinese steel futures extend losses amid high output, demand concerns

2019-06-04 11:35:39 Price,  futures

China's rebar steel benchmark fell for a sixth session on June 4, its longest losing streak in seven months, while hot-rolled coil hi...

DCE raises trading fee for iron ore futures

2019-05-29 10:37:05 Iron Ore,  futures

Charges for iron ore futures trading at the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) would be raised starting from the night trading session o...

China coke futures hit fresh high on resilient demand

2019-05-28 17:47:19 futures

China's coke futures prices climbed to a new high this year, as demand heated up from steel plants scrambling to build up stocks. ...

China's iron ore extends record streak, but rally falters

2019-05-28 14:31:44 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China hit a fresh record high on May 28 before the rally lost some steam, as bets continued that there could be a...

China iron ore futures soar on supply concerns

2019-05-28 11:05:49 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures hit a five-year high on May 27 amid worries of short supply from Brazil after iron ore giant Vale reported t...

Chinese steel futures slide on oversupply concerns

2019-05-24 11:59:56 Price,  futures

Chinese steel futures edged down on May 24 on worries about oversupply amid an increase in utilization rates at mills, but they remai...

Dalian iron ore rises amid bourse's call to strengthen risk management

2019-05-23 15:27:35 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures extended gains on May 23, but the upside was capped as the Dalian Exchange called for a rational trade after...

Shanghai steel rises on prospects of downstream demand

2019-05-21 12:00:39 Steel Products,  futures

China's steel futures edged up on May 21 despite the concerns over escalating tension between the world's top two economies, as inv...

Dalian iron ore hits record high on expectation of firm demand

2019-05-17 15:36:22 Price,  futures

China's iron ore futures rose more than 4% to a record high since contracts were launched in 2010, driven by firm demand outlook at s...

China's benchmark iron ore scales record peak on brisk demand

2019-05-16 14:16:56 Iron Ore,  futures

China's benchmark iron ore futures jumped to a record high in early trade on May 16, rising along with the rest of the country's ferr...

China's steel futures struggle near 5-week lows, iron ore falters

2019-05-15 14:09:47 futures

Steel futures in China struggled in early trade on May 15, with rebar hovering near a five-week low, on lingering concerns over the e...

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1 China May power coal price index down 3.16% YoY, NDRC 2019-06-17

The monthly-issued China Thermal Coal Index (CTCI) by the National Development and Reform Commission declined 3.16% year on year in May, marking the eighth-month negative growth in a row. &nb

2 China Coal Daily Track (Jun 17) 2019-06-17

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices remained under pressure in Shaanxi's Yulin, where the overall supply edged up but sales were sluggish. In Ordos, Inner Mongolia,

3 Indonesian rains impact on thermal coal may not last long, traders 2019-06-17

Indonesian miners generally upheld offers for thermal coal cargoes heading to China amid rain-interrupted coal production and delivery, yet many traders deemed it only temporary and tepid demand may f

4 Weekly China natural gas news summary (Jun 10-Jun 14) 2019-06-17

Global gas demand to grow at 1.6% per year until 2024 -IEA Global gas demand is expected to grow at a rate of 1.6% a year until 2024, fuelled by Chinese consumption which will account for over a

5 Taiwan May coal imports pick up to a year-high 2019-06-17

Coal imports in Taiwan of China picked up to a high this year in May, with a firm increase of 20.3% from a month earlier, official data showed. Taiwan imported 6.37 million tonnes of coal

6 Ceke border crossing May coal imports drop 2.73% on yr 2019-06-17

Coal imports registered a year-on-year decline of 2.73% at Ceke border crossing in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region in May, according to official data. The inland c

7 Chinese domestic thermal coal market closes week with steadiness; outlook mixed 2019-06-17

Chinese domestic spot thermal coal market ended last week with steady prices of main grades at northern ports, though views were mixed toward the near-term market outlook. Negative commen

8 Weekly China steel market news summary (Jun 10-Jun 14) 2019-06-17

Australia mining investment recovery, exports to add to GDP growth A gradual pick-up in mining investment in Australia combined with solid export demand for the country's commodities will likely

9 S. Korea May met coal imports rise for 2 mths 2019-06-17

South Korea's imports of metallurgical coal, including coking coal and PCI coal, posted the second straight rise in May, the latest customs data showed. The country imported 3.03 million

10 Weekly global coal market news summary (Jun 10-Jun 14) 2019-06-14

Chinese import thermal coal market stabilizes after decline Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market stabilized this week following straight declines for more than a week before holidays f

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1 China May coal imports reach 4-mth high, up 8.57% MoM 2019-06-10

China's coal imports climbed to a four-month high in May, a solid 8.57% increase from a month earlier, showed data from the General Administration of Customs on June 10. In May

2 Global coal output breaks 8-Bt in 2018; coal consumption rises 1.4% 2019-06-13

World coal production totaled 8.013 billion tonnes in 2018, a 4.0 increase from the previous year, breaking the 8-billion-tonne mark for the first time in the recent four years, according to the lates

3 Indonesia's Jun HBA thermal coal price down for 9th mth to $81.48/t 2019-06-11

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has set its June thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $81.48/t, 0.46% lower than the reference in May and do

4 China May coal exports slump 40.15% YoY, customs 2019-06-10

China experienced a steep year-on-year drop of40.15% in coal exports in May, accelerating from a 1.57% decrease a month ago, showed customs data released on June 10. The country exp

5 Follow-up: Coal mine accident kills 9, injures 10 in NE China 2019-06-11

A fetal coal mine accident caused nine people dead and 10 injured in northeastern China's Jilin province. Now the rescue work has concluded. At 8 pm June 9 (GMT+8), the accident

6 Coal India to hire merchant bankers for acquiring stakes in Australian coal assets 2019-06-10

State-owned Coal India will hire merchant bankers to carry out financial due diligence for acquiring equity stakes in identified mines and companies in Australia as part of its plan to meet the growin

7 Indonesia coal exports shrink in Apr after hitting record high 2019-06-14

Coal-rich Indonesia witnessed a decline in coal exports in April, pulling away from a multi-year high registered in the previous month, official data showed. Export volumes in April were

8 Mongolia to switch to containers for coal shipments to China 2019-06-12

Mongolia will use trucks with containers to ship coal to China instead of open-roof trucks, local media reported, in a move to control losses and curb air pollution. According to relevant

9 900GW of coal-fired capacity to be replaced by renewable energy, IRENA 2019-06-10

The world will be able to mount renewable energy projects for considerably less than existing fossil fuel installations by 2020, including those with sunk costs, International Renewable Energy Agency

10 China coal imports from Australian Gladstone port nearly halved in May 2019-06-11

China's coal imports from Gladstone port in Australian's Queensland nearly halved in May after a 10-month high notched a month earlier, showed data from Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC).

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1 Chinese utilities' coal stocks surge, possible related to recent price declines 2019-06-03

Thermal coal inventories surged at the six large power groups in southern China, possible linked to the sharp coal price decreases last week, insiders estimated. The six power groups saw

2 Indonesian, Australian thermal coal still under downside pressure 2019-06-04

Indonesian and Australian thermal coal prices are still under downside pressure in China's seaborne import market after nearly one month of decline, given less-than-expected demand from utilities in t

3 Chinese thermal coal market shows signs of stabilizing after sharp decline 2019-06-04

Chinese spot thermal coal prices may soon hit the bottom after declining sharply for more than a week. Traders reported more inquiries at northern ports despite trading activity still in the doldrums.

4 Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast 2019-06-04

Chinese coking coal market remained resilient at major production hubs during the past week. Prices of some popular coal grades further moved up, buoyed by strong purchase from coke makers amid rising

5 Shanxi coking coal market gains strength from tighter supply 2019-06-05

Primary coking coal market further strengthened in coal-rich Shanxi province amid shorter supply as local miners continued to curtail output in response to intensified environmental and safety checks

6 China's import thermal coal market still sapped by weak demand 2019-06-06

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market is still undermined by languishing demand from power plants that have high stockpiles to sustain nearly one month of operation. Cargoes from In

7 Thermal coal market confidence withers in China despite small price rebounds 2019-06-12

Participants still lacked confidence in Chinese spot thermal coal market even though prices of 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR coal have rebounded in recent days amid slightly revived interest from buyers.

8 More Chinese producers raise met coke prices, steel mills attempt to cut back 2019-06-06

Increasing met coke producers in main producing areas of China joined the fourth-round coke price hikes. Steel mills, however, held strong resistance in the price fray and announced to cut back.

9 China spot thermal coal market may stay range-bound, traders 2019-06-05

Chinese thermal coal market is likely to remain range-bound in the coming days, many traders expected, after falling notably in the past ten days, as a lack of demand meets with price cut resistance f

10 Low-CV thermal coal prices pick up at N China ports; high-CV stands still 2019-06-06

Prices of cost-effective Chinese domestic 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal picked up at northern China ports, while benchmark 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal prices continued to be steady so far this week.

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