Metals

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Metals

thermal_coal

November 20, 2019

Chinese buyers of seaborne thermal coal have been cancelling deals or trying to defer delivery cargoes to the end of December amid ongoing curbs on...
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FILE PHOTO - The headquarters of of mining company Vale SA is pictured, in St-Prex, Switzerland January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

November 18, 2019

Brazilian miner Vale SA has signed a physical iron ore spot deal to supply a Chinese steel firm using the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) iron...
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Vale

November 13, 2019

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale said it now expects sales of iron ore and pellets to be between 307 million and 312 million tonnes in...
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coal shipping

November 11, 2019

China will likely hold annual coal imports at between 200 million and 300 million tons, according to the president of a top industry body, suggesting...
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BHP-Billiton

November 5, 2019

BHP, the biggest listed miner, aims to decide early next year who has won a tender for LNG-fueled transport to ship up to 27 million...
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Rio Tnt

November 1, 2019

Iron ore shipments from Rio Tinto Group could rise as much as 5% in 2020 as the producer recovers from operational issues in Australia this...
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Port Hedland_iron ore

October 31, 2019

Iron ore exports from Australia’s Port Hedland, the largest bulk-export terminal, are expected to hit a record as producers in the nation’s mining heartland raise...
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iron ore

October 29, 2019

China’s Dalian iron ore futures rose as much as 2.3% on Monday, the highest in more than ten days, fuelled by trade optimism between the...
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rolls of steel sheet

October 24, 2019

China’s imports of semi-finished steel surged in September as a crackdown on scrap shipments saw Chinese buyers scoop up alternative forms of the metal from...
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Rio Tnt

October 17, 2019

Mining heavyweight Rio Tinto’s shipments of the steelmaking raw material iron ore have risen 5 per cent in three months, despite concerns of the US-China...
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IRON_ore

October 15, 2019

China’s iron ore imports rose for a third straight month in September to a 20-month high, according to customs data released on Monday, fuelled by...
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china-economy_oil

August 12, 2019

Forget the drop in the dollar value of China’s imports in July, the important numbers were the bumper purchases of major commodities including crude oil,...
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iron_ore

August 7, 2019

While iron ore has been hammered by the renewed escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, there are also signs the supply crunch that sent prices...
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iron_ore_vessel

July 19, 2019

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index rose on Thursday to its highest since December 2013, driven by demand for vessels shipping iron ore in...
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iron_ore

July 19, 2019

China’s iron ore futures edged lower in Thursday’s wobbly trade, with market participants reassessing the supply outlook amid indications of a rebound in shipments of...
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