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Ansteel forecasts near 75% slump in 3Qs net profit

2019-10-15 16:19:57 Company,  Cost & Profit

Liaoning-based Angang Steel Co., Ltd (Ansteel) predicted a sharp year-on-year drop in its net profit by 74.88% to 1.72 billion yuan (...

Shaanxi Coal & Chemical 3Qs profit up 12.6% YoY

2019-10-15 14:21:00 Company,  Cost & Profit

Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group, an energy giant in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, reported total profit increase 12...

Liuzhou Iron and Steel 3Qs earnings expected to more than halve

2019-10-12 16:36:08 Company,  Cost & Profit

Liuzhou Iron and Steel Group Company Limited, a shanghai-listed subsidiary of Guangxi Liuzhou Iron & Steel Group, expected its ea...

China's steel industry in deep losses for multiple reasons, official

2019-10-10 17:25:23 Viewpoint,  Cost & Profit

China's steel industry is plagued with deteriorating losses currently due to multiple reasons including cost and supply issues. Thus,...

China top steel province revises coal de-capacity target upwards

2019-09-29 17:28:47 Policy,  Cost & Profit,  Environmental Protection

Hebei, the top steel-making province in China, made an upward revision for its 2019 coal de-capacity target on September 27, as par...

China's SOEs post steady profit growth in first eight months

2019-09-26 11:28:11 Cost & Profit

Profits of Chinese State-owned enterprises (SOEs) grew steadily in the first eight months of 2019, official data showed on September ...

Chinese coal mines' cost curve and profitability analysis in Aug

2019-09-24 17:33:18 Cost & Profit

Profitability of Chinese coal mines continued tapering off from the preceding month in August, although the declining rate was genera...

China coal-fired power industry staggers; loss widens

2019-09-19 08:34:31 Production & Sales,  Cost & Profit

China's coal-fired power industry has been experiencing a hard period as its market share shrinks amid pressure from clean energies a...

China Aug coke production up 4.6% YoY

2019-09-16 14:26:30 Production & Sales,  Cost & Profit

China saw a slower year-on-year coke production growth in August, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, impacted primarily ...

Peabody expects 3rd quarter to be hit by lower demand, prices

2019-09-06 11:11:41 Cost & Profit,  International

St. Louis-based coal giant Peabody Energy Corp. said on September 5 it expected third-quarter earnings to be lower than the second qu...

Tangshan Port Co H1 earnings climb 12.7% YoY

2019-09-04 08:36:20 Company,  Cost & Profit

Tangshan Port Group Co., Ltd, a state-owned operator of Jingtang port in northern China, saw a strong rise of 12.67% year on year in ...

China's power cos benefit from rising coal production in Jan-Jul

2019-09-03 16:21:42 Company,  Production & Sales,  Cost & Profit

China's power producers gave shining earning results for the first half of 2019, mainly benefiting from low coal prices as domestic c...

Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal H1 net profit drops 16.86% on yr

2019-09-03 14:09:19 Company,  Cost & Profit

Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal Co., Ltd., the largest coal producer in Inner Mongolia, witnessed a year-on-year drop of 16.86% in its net ...

China 30 listed steel cos issue H1 earnings , most saying fall in net profit

2019-09-03 11:23:38 Company,  Cost & Profit

China's 30 listed steel companies have all published their interim reports recently, with most of them reporting falls in net profits...

Mixed fortunes for Chinese oil, gas giants in H1

2019-09-03 09:50:40 Company,  Cost & Profit

The first half of 2019 has witnessed different profit outcomes among China's top three oil and gas companies, which experts said was ...

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1 China Caofeidian port expanding coal handling capacity 2019-10-15

Caofeidian, one leading port in northern China's Tangshan city, has been ramping up its coal throughput capacity, with latest progress embodied in the trial operation of Huadian coal terminal.

2 Chinese thermal coal traders under inventory pressure, fueling downside concerns 2019-10-15

Traders engaged in spot thermal coal business at northern China transfer ports came under mounting inventory pressure, anxious about further price falls as market sources said port authorities may tak

3 China coal import curb fears not growing despite high import figures 2019-10-15

Fears of China's possible coal import restrictions, which daunted the import market for months, did not grow further although September import figures remained strong. Data from Chinese c

4 31 Mt coal import quota left for Chinese buyers in Q4? 2019-10-15

There would be some 31 million tonnes of coal import quota left for Chinese buyers in the final three months of the year, based on freshly released September figure from Chinese customs, if the

5 Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast 2019-10-15

Coking coal market further softened at main production regions in China during the past week. Coal miners slashed prices of low- and high-sulfur primary coking coals in face of rather sluggish demand

6 China Sep iron ore imports surge to 20-mth high on firm demand 2019-10-15

China's iron ore imports rose for a third straight month in September to a 20-month high, according to customs data released on October 14, fueled by firm demand at steel mills and stable shipments fr

7 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2019-10-15

China's met. coke market stayed largely unchanged last week, with no more progress being made after some producers proposed for price hikes. Since the National Day holidays, coke production has gra

8 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-10-15

China's thermal coal market showed signs of strain in the past week, as supply was recovering with output curbs eased at mines after the National Day holiday and demand remained at a low ebb.

9 Weekly steel news summary (Oct 8-Oct 12) 2019-10-14

Nippon Steel to shut typhoon-damaged Kimitsu plant until end-Dec Japan's biggest steelmaker, Nippon Steel Corp., said on October 3 one of the two steelmaking plants at its Kimitsu Steel Works wi

10 China's natural gas imports rise 7.8% YoY in Sep; zest to grow 2019-10-14

Chinese customs data showed a solid year-on-year growth of 7.8% in its natural gas imports in September, primarily spurred by China's continued efforts in coal-to-gas/electricity switch for heating sy

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1 PetroChina unit strikes high oil, gas flows in deep Tarim well 2019-10-08

An exploration and production unit of China's state energy giant PetroChina has drilled into high flows of natural gas and condensate in an exploration well in northwestern region Xinjiang, in what co

2 Indonesia sets coal reference price at 3-yr low of $64.8/t in Oct 2019-10-08

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has set its October thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $64.8/t, notching the lowest level since October 20

3 Chile largest coal mine closure may spur imports from Indonesia 2019-10-10

Chile is likely to resume imports of sub-bituminous coal from Indonesia, as its largest domestic coal mine is facing risk of closure in the near term, sources reported. Mina Inviern

4 Indonesian coal miners anxious about law enactment impasse 2019-10-10

Seven Indonesian coal mining companies are facing legal uncertainty as deliberations on the amendment of the 2009 Mining Law were postponed, deterring them from adding investment on their assets.

5 Glencore, Tohoku in deadlock over coal contract negotiation 2019-10-11

Global miner Glencore and Japan's Tohoku Electric Power are divided over price for their annual thermal coal supply contracts starting from October, sources said. Glencore intended to rea

6 Australia's Gladstone port Sep coal exports to China sink to 3-1/2-yr low 2019-10-09

Coal exports of Australia's Gladstone port to China plunged 80.12% from a year earlier to the lowest level since March 2016, amid ongoing uncertainty of Chinese import restriction on Australian coal.

7 China Sep coal imports rise 20.49% YoY despite policy concerns 2019-10-14

China's coal imports registered a 20.49% year-on-year increase from the preceding year, which was 5.59 percentage points faster than the growth last month, official data showed. In

8 S Africa seeks coal price cuts to save Eskom 2019-10-08

Bloomberg last week reported South Africa is pushing coal producers to cut prices to help save Eskom, the debt-ridden state-owned power utility that threatens to unravel the country's finances.

9 Flood dampens India's thermal coal output, pushes up overseas demand 2019-10-09

Flooding at one of Coal India's largest open-pit mines will halt operation there for at least a month, a senior company official said last week, which is likely to push domestic utilities to seek for

10 CHN Energy ups 5,500 Kcal coal Oct contract price by 4 yuan/t, sources 2019-10-08

China's top coal producer China Energy Investment Corporation, or CHN Energy, slightly adjusted up its October term contract price for outsourced 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal by 4 yuan/t from a mont

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1 Indonesian thermal coal prices gain strength from India's supply crunch 2019-10-11

Indonesian thermal coal prices continued moving upward in China's seaborne import market, boosted by fuel hunger in another major destination India, where a large coal mine was flooded and expected to

2 China met coke demand dented by weak steel outlook 2019-10-12

Sentiment started to weaken in China's met coke market, along with a dismal steel outlook stemming from overloading ban in eastern China and lower-than-expected buying appetite from mills nationwide.

3 China Coal Daily Track (Oct 12) 2019-10-12

Thermal coal Production area Some miners in Ordos of Inner Mongolia lowered coal prices amid increasing supply and slack demand from portside traders, yet price cuts failed to improve sales. L

4 Mongolia to surpass Australia as China's top coking coal supplier 2019-09-30

Resource-rich Mongolia is expected to surpass Australia to become the biggest coking coal supplier to China in the mid-to-long term, as price-competitive Mongolian coal keeps flowing into its close

5 Excess supply, waning demand to pressure coking coal prices in China 2019-09-30

China's coking coal price will probably edge lower next year on concerns of surplus supply and falling demand from steel and coke sectors, Chinese coal consultant Fenwei Energy Information Services

6 Pre-holiday transactions lull in China import thermal coal market 2019-09-30

Trading activity lulled for seaborne thermal coal cargoes in Chinese import market ahead of the National Day holiday, given growing wait-and-see sentiment in anticipation of possible changes after the

7 Will Chinese thermal coal market revive after holiday? 2019-09-30

Some traders have withdrawn from spot thermal coal market for the National Day holidays in advance. At Qinhuangdao port, there are fewer vessels and most of them are waiting for loading of long-term c

8 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-09-30

Thermal coal market continued to be steady at northern China ports last week, with traders' firm offers unaccepted by high-stocked utilities. Stronger market was seen in main production areas where co

9 Haoji railway will help boost China's demand for Mongolian coal 2019-09-30

The commercial operation of Haoji railway provides a channel for Mongolian coking coal to seize larger market share in China, as it will boost domestic demand for Mongolian coal, said Chang Yijun, pre

10 China Coal Daily Track (Sep 30) 2019-09-30

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