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China's warm start to winter heats up Chinese steel, mill profits

2017-12-07 08:27:00 Cost & Profit

A warm start to the winter has boosted steel prices and margins for mills in China, the world's top producer, as the higher temperatu...

China steel industry steps into new profit cycle

2017-12-05 16:32:00 Viewpoint,  Production & Sales,  Cost & Profit

China's steel industry has entered a new profit cycle in 2017, following large-scale losses in 2015 and strong rebound in 2016, sai...

An overview of Shanxi coal miners' financial situation in Jan-Oct

2017-12-05 15:18:00 Company,  Cost & Profit

Profit of Shanxi's major coal producers continued to expand steadily in the first ten months of the year, showed data obtained by ind...

Higher coal prices help Russia's Mechel swing to Q3 net profit

2017-11-29 14:38:00 Company,  Cost & Profit,  International

Russian coal and steel producer Mechel said on November 28 higher prices for its products had helped it swing into a net profit in th...

Chinese power sector grappling with long-running deficit

2017-11-28 08:24:00 Company,  Cost & Profit

China's top five power producers saw their profit sinking down after coming off the peak of 100-plus billion yuan in 2015, undermined...

China's industrial profits surge in Oct, take sting off govt debt crackdown

2017-11-28 08:23:00 Cost & Profit

China's industrial firms weathered a broad government crackdown on financial risks as profits continued to surge last month in a stab...

China coal industry Jan-Oct profit surges 7.29 times on yr

2017-11-27 14:07:00 Cost & Profit

China's above-sized enterprises in mining and washing industry witnessed their profits soar 628.8% from a year ago to 250.63 billion ...

Chinese coal mines' cost curve and profitability analysis in Oct

2017-11-24 08:37:00 General,  Cost & Profit

The overall profitability at coal mines in China narrowed slightly from a month earlier in October, surveyed by ...

Chinese SOEs maintain rapid profit growth

2017-11-22 08:46:00 Company,  Production & Sales,  Cost & Profit

Chinese State-owned enterprises (SOEs) continued to see rapid profit growth in the first 10 months of the year as the economy held ...

Chinese SOEs total earnings up 24.6% YoY in Jan-Oct

2017-11-21 13:47:00 Company,  Cost & Profit

Profit of China's state-owned enterprises totaled 2.39 trillion yuan ($360.2 billion) in the first ten months, up 24.6% from a year a...

Shanxi coal industry total profit surges over six-fold over Jan-Sep

2017-11-17 08:52:00 Cost & Profit

The above-sized coal mining and washing companies in Shanxi gained total profit of 47.67 billion yuan over January-September, surging...

Indian Railways' earnings jumps from imported coal transport for power plants

2017-11-14 17:03:00 Company,  Cost & Profit,  International

The shortage of coal supply witnessed by thermal power plants last month has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Indian Railw...

China thermal coal prices keep decreasing amid softening demand

2017-11-14 10:13:00 Production & Sales,  Cost & Profit,  Thermal Coal

Thermal coal prices kept decreasing in China's main production regions, as buying interest shrank from downstream industrial plants i...

China's coal overcapacity continues to undermine firms' profit, CNCA

2017-11-10 08:43:00 Viewpoint,  Cost & Profit

China's coal market is still suffering from capacity glut now, though prices have been rallying since the second half of last year th...

Noble Group's debt plans in focus as company set to report big loss

2017-11-09 16:51:00 Company,  Cost & Profit,  International

Noble Group's strategy to service its debt and turn around its businesses will be in the spotlight on November 9 as the commodities t...

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1 Chinese utilities show low acceptance for exorbitant import coal offers 2017-12-14

Chinese utilities appeared rather reluctant to accept overpriced import coal, with some didn't pick any suppliers for their tenders. One south China-based trader confirmed unsuccessful te

2 5 dead, 20 injured in Guizhou's suspected coal mine gas explosion 2017-12-14

Five people have been killed in a coal mine accident in southwestern China's Guizhou province, state media reported on December 14. At 6: 38 p.m. on December 13, the accident occurred at

3 China commodity exchange adjusts up trading fee for coking coal, coke futures 2017-12-14

China's Dalian Commodity Exchange adjusted up trading fee rates for the current most-active contracts of coking coal and coke futures for May delivery, said the exchange on December 13 in a notice.

4 China Nov crude steel output up 2.2pct YoY 2017-12-14

China's crude steel output grew 2.2% year on year to 66.15 million tonnes in November, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on December 14. Daily crude steel output averaged

5 China Jan-Nov coal industry FAI down 11.3% YoY, NBS 2017-12-14

China's fixed-asset investment (FAI) in coal mining and washing industry amounted to 243.5 billion yuan ($36.8 billion) in the first 11 months this year, down 11.3% from the previous year, showed data

6 China-Russia natural gas pipeline construction gains steam 2017-12-14

The China National Petroleum Corporation said December 13 that it had sped up laying natural gas pipelines connecting China and Russia, the largest energy cooperation between the two countries.

7 Supply strain triggers price rally for Shanxi low-sulfur coking coal 2017-12-14

Prices of low-sulfur coking coal in Shanxi rallied up on the back of constrained supply along with robust demand from downstream users. Many miners in Linfen raised price by 100 yua

8 Shaanxi ships coal to Ningxia via railway for the first time 2017-12-14

Northwestern China's coal-rich Shaanxi province has recently sent one train of coal to neighboring Ningxia Hui autonomous region – the first time in history Shaanxi coal enters Ningxia.

9 China Yunnan to fully resolve coal overcapacity by 2020 2017-12-14

Southwestern China's Yunnan province aims to fully meet coal overcapacity cut goal by 2020, said the provincial government in an industry plan for 2017-20 on December 8. By 2020, the prov

10 Indonesian coal prices still on rise amid firm demand 2017-12-13

Indonesian miners had much to cheer about as thermal coal prices have been riding on a steady uptrend since late November amid strong demand from international buyers. Prices continued to

Most Read News Stories

1 Glencore signs labour pacts at most of its Australian coal mines 2017-12-08

Global miner Glencore on December 8 said it had reached new labour agreements with workers at 13 of its coal mines in Australia, ending months of negotiations over wages and benefits. The

2 China steel consumption to rise 7.7% this year 2017-12-05

The nation's steel consumption is expected to rise 7.7% to 725 million tonnes this year amid an improving economy and better performance of major steel consumers, an industry research and planning ins

3 China 2018 steel output expected to climb despite mill closures 2017-12-05

China's crude steel output is expected to rise 3% to 832 million tonnes this year, and by a further 0.7% in 2018, as major mills ramp up operations, offsetting the impact of the shutdown of outdated p

4 China coke price ramps up in late Nov, NBS 2017-12-06

China's Grade II met. coke price averaged 1,576.3 yuan/t in November 21-30, edging up 3.8% from ten days ago, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on December 4. Th

5 Yanzhou Coal takes 25% stake of Inner Mongolia Yitai's rail company 2017-12-04

Within less than half a year after having bought Coal & Allied from coal giant Rio Tito in Australia, Yanzhou Coal Mining recently has marched another big move – purchasing 25% shares of Inner Mon

6 China pledges to stamp out 150 Mt "San Coal" in winter heating season by 2022 2017-12-07

China planned to replace about 150 million tonnes of "San Coal" burning in northern regions during the winter heating season by 2022, with clean energy or concentrated coal-fired heating systems, auth

7 Shaanxi coal mine accident kills 3, injures 12 2017-12-04

Three were killed and 12 injured in a coal mine accident in Sangshuping town, northern China's Shaanxi province at 8:15 a.m. December 2, China's national media reported, citing the mine's parent compa

8 China expert says economic growth likely to exceed 7% in 2018 2017-12-08

The Chinese economy is likely to achieve higher than 7% growth next year, supported by a likely rebound in private investment that has remained sluggish for months, China Daily reported, citing Li Dao

9 China to push forward "gas-replacing-coal" campaign during heating months 2017-12-05

Northern China has long been plagued by smoggy weather, especially in winter when heating is supplied, and they have a deep longing for cleaner air. That explains why residents in the region have w

10 China's anti-pollution efforts get a reality check 2017-12-11

China's efforts to tackle air pollution are getting a reality check, with some regions told to revert to burning coal after shortages of natural gas left people without heating amid freezing winter te

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1 China spot thermal coal prices pick up at N. ports, sign of market upturn 2017-11-29

China's thermal coal spot market posted a noticeable pickup at northern ports in recent days, supported mainly by tight supply from production areas amid inadequate rail wagons. After kee

2 China thermal coal prices continue to tick up at N. ports 2017-12-01

Spot thermal coal prices continued to move up at China's northern ports, underpinned mainly by a lack of supply resulting from tight rail wagons. "Coal prices are climbing rapidly at nort

3 Thermal coal prices ride lower in China's production areas 2017-11-30

Mine-mouth prices of thermal coal stayed in a weak run in China's major production regions, affected by poor demand from well-stocked end users. Traders' negative attitude towards new orders also fuel

4 Indonesian miners uphold coal prices on rain-affected supply 2017-12-01

Most Indonesian miners maintained thermal coal offer prices firm, as supply was curbed by rainy weather while demand from Chinese utilities also increased. "Quite a number of Chinese util

5 Lack of rail quotas continues to hamper spot coal supply at N China ports 2017-12-04

A lack of rail transport capacity continued to hinder traders from moving thermal coal to northern China ports, supporting spot prices to stay high for the moment. "It has become increasi

6 Is thermal coal supply insufficient at N. China ports? 2017-12-07

Voices that thermal coal supply is insufficient at China's Bohai-rim ports due to tight rail transport have been running high for weeks, it this true? Not exactly. A recent mark

7 China thermal coal prices further drop under utilities' request 2017-11-28

Thermal coal market ran low within China's major producing areas as utilities continued to press down prices amid poor demand. In Shanxi province, coal sales were just fine, however, some mines cut

8 China calls for more global cooperation in addressing steel overcapacity 2017-12-01

China called for more global cooperation in addressing the steel overcapacity across the world on November 31 at the ministerial meeting of Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity held in Berlin.

9 China coastal coal freight ramping up on brisk trades at ports 2017-11-27

China's domestic coastal coal freight rates have been in a strong run recently, amid brisk shipment power plants made at ports in preparation for winter peak consumption period. Freights

10 Shanxi keeps its eye on energy transition development 2017-12-05

In response to the global and national trend of structural energy transformation, the 2017 Energy Transition Development Forum for Resource-based Regions was held in Shanxi's capital Taiyuan on Dece