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Shanghai steel futures hit 3-wk high amid China's smog fight

2018-10-16 08:26:00 futures

Shanghai rebar steel futures climbed to their highest level in nearly three weeks on October 15, buoyed by expectations that China's ...

Chinese steel prices recover from losses to edge up

2018-10-12 09:50:00 Price,  futures

China's construction steel futures recovered from the steep declines seen across international commodity and equity markets to close ...

Dalian coke rise 4pct as coal hub says to cut output

2018-10-11 08:26:00 futures

China's Dalian coke futures jumped more than 4% on October 10, as investors worried about tight supplies after the major coal mining ...

Dalian iron ore climbs to nearly 3-wk high on restocking outlook

2018-10-10 08:30:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures jumped about 3% on October 9 to their highest since mid-September, supported by market expectation of higher...

Chinese coking coal, coke futures surge on concerns over tight supply

2018-10-09 08:36:00 futures

The futures price of steelmaking raw material coking coal jumped nearly 6% in China on October 8 and coke rose more than 4%, buoyed b...

Steel, raw material prices drop in China before holiday

2018-09-28 15:25:00 futures

Chinese rebar futures fell more than 1% to a two-week low on September 27, dragging down prices of steelmaking raw materials as activ...

China plans to launch iron ore options in 2019, source

2018-09-28 08:40:00 futures

China aims to launch iron ore options next year, Reuters reported, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter, as the world'...

Dalian iron ore hits one-week high on pre-holiday restocking

2018-09-27 15:38:00 futures

Chinese iron ore futures scaled a one-week high on September 27 as steel mills replenished stockpiles ahead of a week-long holiday al...

Shanghai steel rebar rises on Chinese infrastructure pushs

2018-09-20 08:38:00 futures

Prices for Chinese construction steel rebar rose on September 19 and were on track for their best one-day performance in over a week,...

Shanghai rebar rises on stable inventory, falling output data

2018-09-17 08:42:00 futures

Chinese steel prices edged up on September 14, pulling back from a more than 6% plunge earlier this week after steady inventory data ...

China steel, iron ore recover on possible U.S.-China trade talks

2018-09-14 08:28:00 futures

Prices of steel and iron ore regained some lost ground in China on September 13 after the United States invited Chinese officials for...

China steel, coke futures slide amid plan for flexible output cuts

2018-09-12 08:55:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products,  futures

Chinese steel futures fell more than 4% and coke prices also tanked on September 11 after a source involved with China's output-cut p...

Dalian coking coal extends gains as smog crackdown tightens supplies

2018-09-07 08:42:00 Price,  Coking Coal,  futures

Chinese coking coal futures rose their most in a month on September 6, buoyed by firm physical prices as environmental inspections in...

Dalian iron ore extends gains despite Tangshan output curbs

2018-09-07 08:29:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures rose more than 2.5% on September 6 despite concerns that consumption of the steelmaking commodity would be r...

Shanghai rebar falls as Tangshan steel mills restore output

2018-09-06 08:45:00 Price,  futures

Shanghai rebar prices fell as much as 1% on September 5 as mills in Tangshan continued to ramp up output in the absence of fresh envi...

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1 Shanghai CIIE expected to shore up thermal coal prices 2018-10-16

The upcoming coal transport restriction during China International Import Expo in Shanghai is likely to shore up China's thermal coal prices, due mainly to possible in-advance replenishment triggered

2 Caofeidian Group establishes 1st inland transfer hub in NE China 2018-10-16

An opening ceremony was held on October 12 for the first inland Manzhouli transfer hub in northeastern China by Caofeidian Port Group, co-organized by Tangshan and Manzhouli municipal governments.

3 Fewer coal trades concluded as offer prices further climb up 2018-10-16

China's spot thermal coal market witnessed poor trading activities at the beginning of this week after a rapid price increase last week, which made traders wary of taking positions. One T

4 Bearishness deepens in China import coal market 2018-10-16

Bearish sentiment further deepened among traders for China's import thermal coal market, as the country's lids on import showed no signs of relaxing and buyers' bids trended further down.

5 China's thermal coal prices may hardly rise above the high point last yr 2018-10-16

China's spot thermal coal prices are less likely to rise above the year-ago level in the winter peak demand season, given relatively high stocks at power plants and their cautious buying.

6 Worldsteel raises forecast for 2018, 2019 demand, but risks remain 2018-10-16

The World Steel Association on October 16 doubled its 2018 and 2019 forecasts for global demand growth for the material used in everything from cars to construction, but warned that the outlook was cl

7 Chinese buyers gradually accept 100 yuan/t hike for coke 2018-10-16

Traders and steel makers in China have gradually consented to a 100 yuan/t rise proposed by coke producers, who enjoyed brisker sales in the upturn. Having finalized the price rise,

8 China Sep natural gas imports jump 28.3% on yr 2018-10-16

China imported 7.62 million tonnes of natural gas in September, jumping 28.3% from a year earlier but dipping 1.9% from August, showed data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on October

9 CNNP 3Qs commercial power output rises 13.6% on yr 2018-10-16

China National Nuclear Power Co., Ltd (CNNP) generated 84.94 TWh of commercial power in the first three quarters, a year-on-year rise of 13.55%, said the firm in a statement on October 11.

10 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2018-10-16

China's metallurgical coke market showed signs of upturn at the first week after the National Day holiday, with strength diverged in major production and consumption regions. However, the price wrestl

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1 Ganqimaodu Jan-Aug coking coal imports at 26.56% of China's total 2018-10-08

Ganqimaodu border crossing in China's Inner Mongolia imported 11.59 million tonnes of coking coal from the neighboring Mongolia over January-August this year, falling 1.76% from the year-ago level but

2 Shanxi to cut coking capacity, coke output to cut toxic emission 2018-10-10

Shanxi province, a major coal mining hub in northern China, vowed to cut coking capacity and annual coke output, according to a government statement on October 9, in line with a long-term drive to red

3 China Sep coal imports decline as demand falls 2018-10-12

China imported 25.14 million tonnes of coal in September, falling 7.18% from the year prior and down 12.35% from August, showed data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on October 12.

4 Mongolia Sep coal exports soar 55.38% on yr 2018-10-12

Mongolia exported 3.58 million tonnes of coal in September, soaring 55.38% on the year and 20.09% on the month, data from the National Statistics Office showed. In January-September, coal

5 India's coal import rises 35% to 21.1 mln T in Sep 2018-10-08

India's coal import increased substantially by 35% to 21.1 million tonnes in September, as against 15.61 million tonnes in the corresponding month previous fiscal. The rise in imports comes at a time

6 Weekly China coal market news summary (Oct 8- Oct 12) 2018-10-12

China likely to extend restrictions on import coal to end of this yr China is likely to extend restriction on import coal to the end of this year, in a move to maintain a relative balance of

7 Peabody Energy to shut parts of Queensland mine after fire 2018-10-12

Coal miner Peabody Energy said on October 11 it intends to permanently seal the area where high methane levels have been concentrated after it reported fire in parts of its North Goonyella mine in Aus

8 Fujian shuts down 34 coal mines with 2.1 Mtpa capacity by end-Sep 2018-10-12

Fujian province in southeastern China shut down 34 coal mines with capacity combined at 2.1 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) as of September 30, marking the completion of its 2018 de-capacity target, s

9 Peabody declares force majeure on North Goonyella mine 2018-10-10

Australian metallurgical coal miner Peabody Energy declares force majeure on deliveries of coking coal from its North Goonyella mine in Australia due to elevated levels of gas at the mine site, market

10 Weekly global coal market news summary (Oct 8- Oct 12) 2018-10-12

S. Korea Sep thermal coal imports up 17.73% MoM South Korea's thermal coal imports (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) reached 9.19 million tonnes in September, down 11.23% from a

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1 China spot thermal coal prices close to 650 yuan/t; import curbs likely to remain 2018-10-09

China's thermal coal market moved steadily upward after the weeklong National Day Holiday, with many spot coal traders elbowing up offer prices, pushing up spot price of 5500 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal

2 Continued import curbs and short supply underpin China coal prices 2018-10-11

China's port thermal coal prices were well propped up by persistently tight controls on imports alongside production constraints at mines for environmental clear-up. Relevant government d

3 QHD port stocks fall to half-yr low; bullishness shines in Chinese market 2018-10-11

Coal stocks have tumbled drastically to below 5 million tonnes at northern China's Qinhuangdao port recently, paving the way for a likely coal price rise in the future. Eyeing such

4 China's QHD port remains irreplaceable to coal shipment 2018-10-11

China's Qinhuangdao port, as a barometer of thermal coal market and stabilizer of coal prices, is proven irreplaceable to coal shipment, mainly a transfer center for cargoes from production areas to c

5 China's 5,500 Kcal/kg thermal coal price hike slows on abating bullishness 2018-10-12

The three-day rapid hike of 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal prices slowed down at China's northern transfer ports, as traders' bullish sentiment was dampened by decreased inquiries, utilities' resistance to hi

6 Australian coal trade falls into stalemate as import policy bites 2018-10-12

Australian spot thermal coal trade has been subjected to cold front in Chinese market after the National Day holiday, as traders worried the overseas resource cannot be unloaded at ports amid import c

7 China Coal Daily Track (Oct 11) 2018-10-11

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Prices rose by 10 yuan/t in Shuozhou city of Shanxi, as inquiries increased and supply tightened as mines were not allowed to store coa

8 China's seaborne coal freight rates hit new high since late May 2018-10-12

China's seaborne coal freight rates hit a new high since late May, as shipping market picked up quickly after dropping temperature at most areas boosted pre-winter replenishment of thermal coal and la

9 Coke stocks drop at Chinese plants after holiday 2018-10-11

Chinese coke producers have reported declining coke stocks since the seven-day National Day holiday, and certain coke producers in Shanxi worked to raise selling prices in response to more inquiries f

10 China Coal Daily Track (Oct 12) 2018-10-12

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Most miners in Yulin of Shaanxi hiked coal prices by 10 yuan/t amid robust demand from chemical plants; prices edged up as well in Shenmu and F