Metals

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iron.ore.

July 7, 2020

Iron ore futures slipped on Monday as rising port inventories of the steelmaking ingredient in China helped soothe worries over global supply tightness that have...
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coal

July 6, 2020

China’s coastal bulk freight market has seen a decrease in general demand in the week ending Friday, according to the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE). (more…)
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iron-ore-ship

July 1, 2020

Benchmark iron ore futures in China dropped on Tuesday on concerns of declining steel demand due to construction slowdowns caused by poor weather and the...
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iron_ore

June 19, 2020

Dalian and Singapore iron ore futures slipped on Thursday after Brazil’s Vale SA was allowed to resume operations at a coronavirus-shuttered mining complex, but hopes...
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Valemax-ore-carrier

June 12, 2020

Brazilian miner Vale shipped a larger proportion of its iron ore products to China at the expense of Europe and other Asian customers in April,...
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June 11, 2020

Benchmark iron ore futures in China inched higher and moved in a narrow range in early trade on Wednesday, contained by both demand and supply...
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iron_ore

June 5, 2020

Dalian and Singapore iron ore futures slumped on Thursday as market participants turned cautious after early gains, driven partly by lingering concerns over supply of...
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shipping-iron-ore

June 2, 2020

Inventories of seaborne iron ore at Chinese ports continued to trend lower last week, as arrivals from Australia and Brazil declined while demand remained robust...
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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

May 26, 2020

China’s steel association and major steelmakers have called for an increase in domestic iron ore production as well as greater investment in exploration overseas to...
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Australian Newcastle coal

May 22, 2020

Chinese dry bulk demand for Australian coal is expected to weaken as end-users cancel or postpone tenders to import coal, shipping market sources said Thursday....
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Coal

May 21, 2020

China is expected to tighten coal import rules in the second half of 2020 to shore up its struggling domestic industry, after record arrivals in...
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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

May 20, 2020

Vale has reopened its distribution centre in Malaysia. (more…)
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Australian Newcastle coal

May 19, 2020

China’s National Development and Reform Commission has told five major state-owned utilities not to buy Australian thermal coal for the time being, in a move...
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shipping-iron-ore

May 13, 2020

A total of 91 vessels carrying 14.05 million mt of iron ore arrived at major Chinese ports during May 3-9, SMM estimates. This was up...
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May 8, 2020

China’s iron ore imports in April rose 11.4% from a month earlier on robust demand from steelmakers, as downstream sectors started to emerge from lockdowns...
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