Metals

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Metals

steel

December 12, 2017

Chinese steel futures bounced back on Monday after a three-day drop as output cuts in the world’s top producer deepened in line with China’s anti-pollution...
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Trafigura logo is pictured in the company entrance in Geneva March 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

December 11, 2017

Global commodities trader Trafigura reported record-high volumes of traded oil and metals to beat low volatility in a competitive and low-margin environment, the company said...
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Vale

December 11, 2017

Brazilian miner Vale will likely reduce its $21 billion debt load to $10 billion by 2019, and will dedicate cash flow from then on to...
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rio-tinto

December 6, 2017

Mining giant Rio Tinto expects to see year-on-year increases in both its iron ore shipments and metallurgical coal production in 2018, the company said. (more…)
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iron ore

November 29, 2017

Chinese iron ore futures pulled back on Tuesday after eight days of gains, with demand for the steelmaking raw material dented by steel output cuts...
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shipping-iron-ore

November 23, 2017

Chinese steel futures rose for a third straight session on Wednesday, supported by leaner supply and expectations that consumption in the world’s top user would...
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iron_ore

November 21, 2017

Chinese iron ore futures shed early losses, and rallied more than 1 percent on Monday, as steel prices recovered after a three-day slide. (more…)
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Glencore

November 20, 2017

London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost $100 million from a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took...
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iron-ore-ship

November 14, 2017

Chinese iron ore demand is forecast to fall by 6 million tonnes in November as the world’s top consumer of the raw material plans to...
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steel

November 13, 2017

China’s pollution cuts will cause steel demand to be cut by 9.6 million mt in the fourth quarter, depressing steel prices, Wood Mackenzie said. (more…)
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hedland_iron_ore_port_bulk

November 10, 2017

Iron ore shipments to China from Australia’s Port Hedland terminal fell 4.1 percent to 35.2 million tonnes in October from 36.7 million tonnes in September,...
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china_iron_ore

November 9, 2017

China’s iron ore imports fell nearly 23 percent in October from record levels the previous month, customs data showed on Wednesday, with steel mills in...
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coal

November 1, 2017

S&P Global Platts C-flow vessel tracking software showed 102 ships loaded with coal were stationary off the southern and eastern coasts of China Tuesday, up...
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iron_ore

October 31, 2017

China’s iron ore futures dropped more than 2 percent to a four-month low on Monday and were on track for a second straight monthly drop...
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iron_ore_vessel

October 24, 2017

Chinese iron ore futures hit three-week highs on Monday, supported by firmer steel prices as producers curb output in line with China’s campaign for bluer...
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