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July 5, 2019

There are tentative signs that the supply crunch that has driven iron ore prices to their highest in more than five years is starting to...
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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

June 21, 2019

Brazilian miner Vale SA said that it will fully resume operations at its Brucutu mine within 72 hours after an appeals court overturned an earlier...
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Rio Tnt

June 20, 2019

Rio Tinto Iron Ore is currently experiencing mine operational challenges, particularly in the Greater Brockman hub in the Pilbara. (more…)
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iron-ore-ship

June 19, 2019

China’s iron ore and steel prices have decoupled somewhat in recent weeks, with the raw material still making fresh highs while the finished product trends...
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Chinese national flags are flying near a steel factory in Wu'an, Hebei province, China, February 23, 2017. Picture taken February 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

June 10, 2019

China’s finished steel exports fell 16.6% year on year to 5.743 million mt in May, and were down 9.2% month on month, preliminary data released...
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Dalian Iron Ore

June 7, 2019

China’s iron ore dipped on Thursday and was set to log its weakest weekly performance in seven weeks, as market expects the supply crunch of...
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May 31, 2019

China’s Iron ore futures edged higher on Thursday, bouncing back from the previous session’s pullback, as market participants remained worried about the dwindling supply of...
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Coal

May 28, 2019

China’s imports of U.S. coking coal rose more than five times in April from a month earlier, customs data showed, on traders’ earlier bets that...
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May 28, 2019

China’s iron ore prices scaled a fresh record on Monday as concerns over supply intensified, with stocks of the steelmaking ingredient at the country’s ports...
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Employees working at cargo ship Kypros Land which is loading soybeans to China at Tiplam terminal in Santos, Brazil, Merch 13, 2017.  Picture taken March 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

May 27, 2019

China’s latest trade figures provide a fresh look at how commodity flows to the world’s largest importer are changing amid restrictions affecting farm to energy...
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iron-ore-ship

May 23, 2019

China’s iron ore futures jumped to a new record high on Wednesday, fuelled by a persistently bullish outlook as steel mills look to source raw...
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Dalian Iron Ore

May 21, 2019

China’s iron ore futures continued to rise on Monday after recording their best weekly performance in six weeks, buoyed by expectations of a robust near-term...
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iron ore

May 9, 2019

The IMO 2020 regulation on shipping fuel oil is set to increase iron ore freight rates, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said. (more…)
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iron_ore

May 9, 2019

China’s iron ore imports in April fell to the lowest level in 18 months as poor weather in Brazil, the country’s second-biggest supplier, disrupted shipments...
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May 7, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has just given commodity markets a reminder that stormy waters can blow up quite quickly even if the voyage ahead was...
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