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Chinese steel, iron ore futures dip on demand concerns

2019-04-24 12:00:29 futures

Chinese steel and iron ore futures fell on April 24, pressured by concerns over weak demand in the country's south where the rainy se...

China iron ore slips on tepid demand amid steel output curbs

2019-04-23 15:10:40 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China edged lower in early trade on April 23 as demand eased in the wake of a move to restrict production in top ...

Chinese steel, iron ore rise after Beijing says to keep supporting economy

2019-04-22 10:45:44 Iron Ore,  Steel Products,  futures

China's steel and iron ore futures rose nearly 3% on April 22 after last week recording their worst weekly performance in several mon...

Dalian iron ore heads for biggest weekly fall since November

2019-04-19 14:57:40 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures fell on April 19, on course for the biggest weekly loss in 20 weeks, as continued price correction dragged a...

Chinese iron ore prices fall on expected jump in supply

2019-04-18 13:41:20 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures extended losses on April 18 as market sentiment remained bearish about a rise in near-term supply after Braz...

Dalian iron ore futures plunge as Vale to reopen Brucutu mine

2019-04-17 11:16:40 Price,  futures

China's Dalian iron ore futures plunged on April 17 as Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA is set to resume operations at the Brucutu mi...

Shanghai steel steadies ahead of Q1 GDP data

2019-04-16 12:01:49 Steel Products,  futures

China's steel futures were little changed on April 16 after reaching a 7-1/2 years peak in the previous session, as cautious investor...

Shanghai rebar hits 7-1/2 year peak on firm demand

2019-04-16 08:28:54 Price,  futures

China's Shanghai steel futures hit a 7-1/2 year high on April 15, supported by firm demand and expectations the government will boost...

China's steel, iron ore futures subdued after recent rallies

2019-04-11 11:43:13 Iron Ore,  Steel Products,  futures

China's steel and iron ore futures ticked higher in early trade on April 11, supported by expectations that domestic demand will rema...

China's iron ore futures edge down after 7-day rally

2019-04-11 08:28:51 Price,  futures

China's iron ore futures edged lower on April 10 after a seven-session rally to a record peak, but the pullback was mild as demand fo...

China's rebar hits 7-1/2-yr high, iron ore at record peak

2019-04-09 08:32:40 futures

China's steel futures on April 8 surged on a seasonal upturn in demand, lending support to prices for steelmaking raw materials, incl...

Iron ore markets had a quiet end to the week due to a public holiday in China

2019-04-08 11:01:48 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore spot markets were quiet on April 5 due to the Tomb-sweeping holidays in China. According to Metal Bulletin, no ...

China iron ore futures extend red-hot rally

2019-04-04 17:26:15 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Dalian iron ore futures extended their rally into a fifth session on April 4, as declining shipments from Brazil and Australia amid h...

China's iron ore futures scale new peak on supply crunch outlook

2019-04-02 11:40:46 Price,  futures

China's iron ore futures jumped to a fresh record on April 2 following more news that supported a tight supply outlook, with BHP sayi...

Dalian iron ore futures gain on firm industrial data, supply concerns

2019-04-01 11:03:23 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures extended gains on April 1 after recording its best quarter in nine, buoyed by strong economic data and tight...

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