Metals

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Metals

Steel

May 16, 2017

Chinese steel rebar prices fell on Monday after data showed the world’s top producer churned out a record tonnage for a second month as mills...
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thermal_coal

May 15, 2017

Chinese supply reforms are likely to continue to drive Asian seaborne thermal coal prices, which will have a knock-on effect across the globe, a Wood...
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May 11, 2017

Shanghai steel futures rose for a third straight day on Wednesday, supported by worries over tighter supply after China’s leading steel-producing city launched a fresh...
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fitch ratings

May 10, 2017

China’s success in making significant reductions in coal and steel capacity last year was based on picking “low-hanging fruit” by closing mines and factories that...
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iron-ore-ship

May 10, 2017

The pullback in China’s imports in April of crude oil and major bulk commodities, except coal, is more of a reminder that strong gains can’t...
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A cargo ship is loaded with coal during the opening ceremony of a new dock at the North Korean port of Rajin in this July 18, 2014 file photo. South Korea said on March 8, 2016 it would impose new sanctions against 40 individuals and 30 entities because of suspected links to North Korea's weapons programme and would ban vessels that had stopped at North Korean ports in the past 180 days.  REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev/Files

May 9, 2017

China’s coal imports in the first four months of the year jumped 33.2 percent to 89.49 million tonnes, data showed on Monday as utilities and...
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May 5, 2017

The heat came out of China’s iron ore imports in April, with vessel-tracking and port data suggesting a decline of several million tonnes from the...
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iron_ore

May 3, 2017

Chinese steel futures climbed to their highest in almost a month on Tuesday, supported by restocking demand following a long holiday weekend that also lifted...
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April 27, 2017

China imported 58.95 million mt of iron ore from Australia in March, up 7.5% year on year and up 17.8% month on month, according to...
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April 26, 2017

Chinese steel futures climbed as much as 2.1 percent on Tuesday, as the market moved off from last week’s three-month low with falling steel stockpiles...
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April 25, 2017

Steel and iron ore futures in China fell 1 percent on Monday, as the two commodities retreated on lingering worries over weak demand in the...
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Iron_Ore

April 21, 2017

Iron ore and steel futures in China shook off early gains to extend losses for a fourth day running on Thursday, underlining investor worries over...
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porto_itaguai

April 20, 2017

The loading of iron ore at Brazil’s Itaguaí terminal operated by mining and steel firm Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional has been halted since Saturday due to...
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April 20, 2017

China’s import of iron ore will continue to be a key driver for the demand growth in 2017 for the dry bulk shipping industry, alongside...
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A cargo ship is loaded with coal during the opening ceremony of a new dock at the North Korean port of Rajin in this July 18, 2014 file photo. South Korea said on March 8, 2016 it would impose new sanctions against 40 individuals and 30 entities because of suspected links to North Korea's weapons programme and would ban vessels that had stopped at North Korean ports in the past 180 days.  REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev/Files

April 18, 2017

China’s coal output rose 1.9 percent in March compared with the same month a year earlier, its first year-on-year gain in at least two years,...
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