Metals

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china-economy_oil

August 12, 2019

Forget the drop in the dollar value of China’s imports in July, the important numbers were the bumper purchases of major commodities including crude oil,...
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iron_ore

August 7, 2019

While iron ore has been hammered by the renewed escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, there are also signs the supply crunch that sent prices...
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iron_ore_vessel

July 19, 2019

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index rose on Thursday to its highest since December 2013, driven by demand for vessels shipping iron ore in...
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iron_ore

July 19, 2019

China’s iron ore futures edged lower in Thursday’s wobbly trade, with market participants reassessing the supply outlook amid indications of a rebound in shipments of...
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china_oil

July 17, 2019

One of the prevailing China narratives in commodity markets is that the trade dispute with the United States is weakening demand in the world’s biggest...
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rio-tinto

July 16, 2019

Rio Tinto on Tuesday flagged a cost blowout of up to $1.9 billion and a delay of up to 30 months at its Oyu Tolgoi...
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hedland_iron_ore_port_bulk

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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china_iron_ore

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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iron.ore.

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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