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Ukraine Jan-Nov coal imports climb 9.9% on yr

2018-12-10 16:40:00 Import & Export,  Cost & Profit sxcoal.com

Ukraine imported a total of 19.95 million tonnes of coal (including anthracite) in the first eleven months of 2018, a year-on-year ri...

China to push zombie firms with 'business value' to restructure

2018-12-05 10:25:00 Policy,  Cost & Profit reuters.com

China will encourage "zombie" firms that still retain "business value" to restructure and woo strategic investors to cut debt to reas...

Deepening reform would help save coal-fired power plants from loss, experts

2018-12-03 11:45:00 Viewpoint,  Cost & Profit,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

Nearly 50% of China's coal-fired power plants are currently cashflow negative due to coal price increase, unaligned power price adjus...

Ganqimaodu coal imports reach 112.8 mln T

2018-11-30 17:00:00 Import & Export,  Cost & Profit sxcoal.com

A total of 112.81 million tonnes of coal has been imported from Mongolia into China through Ganqimaodu border crossing in Inner Mongo...

Almost half of coal power plants seen unprofitable to operate

2018-11-30 08:49:00 Company,  Cost & Profit,  Thermal Power bloomberg.com

The surge in coal prices in the past three years is cutting into the profitability of power stations that burn the fuel, a prominent ...

China Jan-Oct coal mining & washing industry profit up 10.7% on yr

2018-11-27 10:50:00 Cost & Profit sxcoal.com

The profit of coal mining and washing industry in China totaled 256 billion yuan ($36.9 billion) over January-October this year, risi...

China above-sized industrial enterprises see Jan-Oct profit up 13.6%, NBS

2018-11-27 10:38:00 General,  Cost & Profit sxcoal.com

In January-October, the profit of nationwide industrial enterprises with annual revenue from their main business operations of 20 mil...

China Oct glycol imports up 22.9% on yr

2018-11-26 15:40:00 Import & Export,  Cost & Profit,  Glycol sxcoal.com

China's glycol imports climbed by 22.9% from a year earlier to 760,000 tonnes in October, showed latest data from the General Admin...

China's iron and steel industry maintains steady growth

2018-11-26 08:50:00 Cost & Profit,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products xinhuanet. com

China's iron and steel industry has maintained solid growth momentum, posting notable rises in both operating income and profits from...

Inner Mongolia Xilingol Jan-Oct raw coal output up 15.7% on yr

2018-11-26 08:47:00 Price,  Production & Sales,  Cost & Profit sxcoal.com

Xilingol league in Inner Mongolia produced a total of 80.82 million tonnes of raw coal in the first ten months this year, rising 15...

Chinese coal mines' cost curve and profitability analysis in Oct

2018-11-22 17:17:00 Cost & Profit sxcoal.com

Chinese coal mines' profit slightly widened in October compared with a month ago, showed monitoring data from industry portal sxcoal...

China's five power majors to suffer great loss in thermal power business this yr

2018-11-22 14:28:00 Cost & Profit sxcoal.com

China's top five state-owned power producers are expected to face a loss of 14 billion yuan ($2.01 billion) in thermal power business...

China industrial gas demand falters as heartland factories go bust

2018-11-21 08:50:00 Policy,  Company,  Cost & Profit reuters.com

Industrial gas demand in North China is showing signs of a sharp slowdown as small manufacturers shut their doors or buy less gas, un...

Coal India Q2 profits boosted by higher selling prices

2018-11-16 10:09:00 Company,  Cost & Profit,  International livemint.com

Coal India Ltd's June quarter results had shown that the fuel producer had started the year well. While two swallows do not a summer ...

India's Tata Steel reports jump in Q2 profit on strong India performance

2018-11-14 16:22:00 Company,  Cost & Profit,  International reuters.com

Indian steelmaker Tata Steel Ltd's net profit grew more than three-fold in second quarter, the company said on November 13, beating m...

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1 Could cold snap prop up China thermal coal prices? 2018-12-10

A new wave of cold snap gripping most areas in China may partly bolster thermal coal market at a time when the January-November imports of the power-generating ingredient surpassed the total import in

2 Coal trades lack strength at N China ports, yet bullish sentiment simmering 2018-12-10

Thermal coal trades remained thin at northern Chinese ports last week, partly as prices have been falling close to traders' breakeven point, but most of them expected the market to improve later.

3 China's import thermal coal trades stagnate amid wait-and-see mood 2018-12-10

China's import thermal coal trades remained stagnant amid strong wait-and-see sentiment among both end users and traders. The latest coal import seminar convened by Chinese authorities also failed to

4 China Coal Daily Track (Dec 10) 2018-12-10

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area In Shaanxi, coal prices were in temporary stabilization but some miners reported sale pressures. In Ordos, Inner Mong

5 Tangshan port Jan-Nov cargo handling exceeds 570 Mt 2018-12-10

Tangshan port, located in southeastern coastal region of Tangshan city of Hebei province, registered total cargo handling of 572.32 million tonnes over January-November this year, up by 8.86% from a y

6 China PPI rises 2.7% in Nov 2018-12-10

China's producer price index (PPI), which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, rose 2.7% year on year in November, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on December 9. The

7 Weekly global coal market news summary (Dec 3- Dec 7) 2018-12-07

Indonesia's Dec HBA thermal coal price dips for 4th mth to $92.51/t Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has set its December thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga

8 Cold front hitting China's south & east – but coal traders may love it 2018-12-07

A strong cold front not only brings the first snowfall of this year to some northern cities, it also causes sharp temperature drop in the south. The National Meteorological

9 Shanghai steel rebar futures set for best week in 5 mths on glut concerns 2018-12-07

China's steel rebar dropped nearly 2% on December 7, but is poised for its best week in nearly five months, reflecting persistent concerns over surplus supply amid high utilisation rates at steel mill

10 Chinese coal importers avoid taking position amid policy uncertainty 2018-12-07

Chinese thermal coal traders are shy of taking positions in the seaborne import market, as the country's import policy remains up in the air. Considering the policy risk, one Beijing-base

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1 China coking coal rallies to 15-month high amid tighter supply 2018-12-07

Chinese coking coal futures jumped to their highest in nearly 15 months on December 7, supported by tighter supply amid safety checks at coal mines, while coke surged nearly 6% to a five-week high.

2 Weekly global coal market news summary (Dec 3- Dec 7) 2018-12-07

Indonesia's Dec HBA thermal coal price dips for 4th mth to $92.51/t Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has set its December thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga

3 Tangshan grapples with emissions discharged by steel mills 2018-12-07

Sintering machines and pelletizing devices equipped in steel mills in Tangshan city in northern China's Hebei province will be asked to suspend production for rectification till December 31, if they f

4 Shanghai steel rebar futures set for best week in 5 mths on glut concerns 2018-12-07

China's steel rebar dropped nearly 2% on December 7, but is poised for its best week in nearly five months, reflecting persistent concerns over surplus supply amid high utilisation rates at steel mill

5 Shanxi approves trial run of 6 coal mines with 16.4 Mtpa capacity 2018-12-07

Shanxi Energy Administration has approved 2 mines' requests of expanding previous planed trail run period and 4's proposals of starting trail run since November. The 6 coal mines with combined designe

6 A review of 1st Coking Coal Market Analysis & Blending Technology Application Summit 2018-12-03

The 1st Coking Coal Market Analysis & Blending Technology Application Summit co-hosted by Shandong Coking Industry Association and Fenwei Energy Information Services Co., Ltd. wrapped up successfu

7 China Nov coal import extends decline for 4th mth; down 17% on mth 2018-12-08

China imported 19.15 million tonnes of coal in November this year, down 17% from the previous month, showed the latest data released by the General Administration of Customs on December 8.

8 U.S. Oct met. coal exports soar 25.2% YoY 2018-12-07

The U.S. exported 5.29 million tonnes of metallurgical coal in October, rising 25.2% from the preceding year and 42.8% from the previous month, showed data from The United States Census Bureau (USCB)

9 China almost achieves steel capacity cut target for 2016-2020 2018-12-07

China has almost finished the steel capacity cut goal of 150 million tonnes per annum as set in the country's 13th five-year plan for steel industry, said a government official on December 6.

10 Shanxi accelerates de-capacity in coking industry 2018-12-07

Northern China's Shanxi province, one of the main coke producing areas in the country, is planning to accelerate de-capacity in coking industry, to ensure that the yearly target would be beaten before

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1 Downside risks linger over China coking coal market 2018-11-27

Downside risks are looming over the coking coal market in China, as coking plants may request price cuts to offset decreased profit resulting from sliding coke prices. Most coke producers

2 China thermal coal prices up for 7 days, yet lacking solid upward momentum 2018-11-28

China's thermal coal prices have been on the rise for seven consecutive days after rebounding mid last week from a decline started early this month, yet further rapid increase seems less likely, exper

3 Cold front hitting China's south & east – but coal traders may love it 2018-12-07

A strong cold front not only brings the first snowfall of this year to some northern cities, it also causes sharp temperature drop in the south. The National Meteorological

4 China's import coal market gaining strength; sentiment picks up 2018-11-30

China's import thermal coal market seemed to start gaining strength on November 29, as inquiries for the overseas fuel increased rapidly and prices also firmed up. Many traders wanted to

5 Seaborne coal freight rate picks up; demand still lacks steam 2018-11-29

Seaborne freight rate for Capesize vessels rose firmly to $12/t for route from Australia to South China, according to sources engaged in international coal business. The pickup was mainly

6 China Coke Market Analysis and Forecast (Dec 2018) 2018-12-06

Despite strong support from coking coal prices, China's metallurgical coke market was badly hammered in November by steel price nosedive. In November, the market has experienced

7 Chinese thermal coal coastal shipping rates show signs of recovery, traders 2018-11-29

Shipping rates of thermal coal from northern China ports to the south and east showed signs of recovery, traders said, with more inquires and offers of coal cargoes emerged in the market.

8 Chinese steelmakers further cut down coke purchase prices 2018-11-29

Steel makers in China's main consumption areas – Hebei and Shandong – asked for coke price cut for the fourth round this month, adding up to a total of 450 yuan/t by far, as they wanted to control cos

9 China's coking coal grades show different price trends 2018-11-29

Divergent price trends for different coking coal grades were spotted in Chinese producing areas, as impacted by divided supply-demand relations. Prices of premium primary coking coa

10 Chinese thermal coal prices lose ground after 8-day increase 2018-11-30

Spot thermal coal prices dropped on November 29 at northern China ports, following eight days of straight increase, traders said, indicating a lack of strength in the market. On November