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Metals

thermal_coal

March 21, 2019

An increasing number of Chinese ports are holding up Australian coal shipments, with long delays now being reported at Fuzhou port in the southeastern Fujian...
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iron-ore-ship

March 20, 2019

Iron ore imports, which have been rising since the beginning of the financial year, have started declining in the last couple of months. (more…)
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Japan Shipbuilding

March 13, 2019

The Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan has forecast that steel consumed by its members during April 2019-March 2020 will reach 3.18 million mt, up 3% year...
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china_iron_ore

March 7, 2019

In this week’s meeting of the National People’s Congress, China announced slower growth this year, with its gross domestic product (GDP) growth targeted at a...
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Dalian Iron Ore

March 5, 2019

Chinese iron ore prices surged nearly 5 percent to a three-week-peak on Monday, as market expected steel mills to replenish their stocks amid low inventory...
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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

March 4, 2019

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman and several other senior executives resigned on Saturday in what the company described as a...
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china_iron_ore

February 26, 2019

Around 8 million mt of seaborne Brazilian iron ore supply may be at risk of being lost in 2019, over and above Vale’s estimated 50...
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glencore

February 25, 2019

It’s been weird in the coal world in recent days, with the world’s largest shipper saying it’s capping output, biggest seaborne buyer China putting restrictions...
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Fortescue-Metals

February 21, 2019

Iron ore demand in China is poised to remain strong and help bolster profits for Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., which joined rivals in boosting returns...
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iron_ore_vessel

February 15, 2019

China’s iron ore imports climbed 5.3 percent in January from December, customs data showed, supported by strong restocking demand at steel mills ahead of the...
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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

February 5, 2019

Vale SA said on Monday that a Brazilian state court has ordered it to stop using eight tailings dams in the wake of a disaster...
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Fitch

February 4, 2019

The outlook for the global mining sector in 2019 is stable, Fitch Ratings says in a report:  (more…)
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norden

February 1, 2019

Norden has signed a ten-year Panamax contract of affreightment (COA) with Indian utility firm Sembcorp Energy India. (more…)
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iron_ore_vessel

January 31, 2019

The global iron ore market was pitched into turmoil after Brazil’s Vale SA, the world’s largest producer, outlined plans to cut output after a deadly...
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BHP-Billiton

January 22, 2019

Global miner BHP Group said on Tuesday its second-quarter iron ore production fell 9 percent and flagged a $600 million negative impact due to production...
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