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iron_ore

January 15, 2021

China’s iron ore imports hit a record high in 2020, jumping 9.5% from a year earlier as the country beefed up spending on infrastructure to...
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norway

January 13, 2021

Norway’s oil and gas reserves have made it one of the world’s wealthiest countries but its dreams for deep-sea discovery now center on something different....
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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 July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev/File Photo

December 29, 2020

Chinese coking coal futures extended gains into a third session on Monday, jumping as much as 6.2% as lower imports, sliding inventories and mines starting...
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Dalian Iron Ore

December 23, 2020

Dalian iron ore futures jumped nearly 10% on Monday as the key steelmaking raw material extended a rally powered by bullish demand outlook for 2021...
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K Line Coal Carrier

December 22, 2020

Seafarers stuck for months on vessels carrying Australian coal off China’s coast are trapped between authorities who won’t let them unload their cargoes and buyers...
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rio-tinto

December 18, 2020

Rio Tinto named Chief Financial Officer Jakob Stausholm as its next chief executive, defying expectations it would pick an external candidate to repair its image...
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iron ore

December 16, 2020

Iron ore futures rose after a choppy session on Tuesday, supported by lingering supply concerns and strong manufacturing output data from China. (more…)
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Qinghuangdao Port is a major port for coal transportation.

December 15, 2020

China has formalised import restrictions targeting Australia’s $14bn coal exports, Chinese state media has reported. (more…)
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Steel

December 11, 2020

China’s finished steel exports are expected to increase to 65 million-75 million mt in 2021 from an estimated 54 million-55 million mt in 2020, S&P...
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Coal

December 4, 2020

China is set to allow a shipment of Australian coal into the country, according to a person familiar with the matter, despite a ban on...
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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

December 4, 2020

Brazilian miner Vale unveiled iron ore production targets that lagged previous forecasts while underlining its efforts to pay reparations related to a dam disaster and...
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Iron_Ore

December 3, 2020

Amid the latest ugly flare-up of harsh words and lowbrow politics between China and Australia, the main trade between the two countries of iron ore...
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Port Hedland_iron ore

December 1, 2020

Iron ore futures extended gains on Monday, with the benchmark Dalian contract seeing its biggest monthly rise since May, as upbeat economic indicators in top...
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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

November 17, 2020

China’s unofficial ban on coal imports from Australia is starting to take its toll on volumes, with departing cargoes down sharply so far in November....
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vale

November 16, 2020

Brazil’s Vale and China’s Ningbo Zhoushan Port have signed a deal to invest around 4.3 billion yuan ($650.6 million) in iron ore storage and processing...
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