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Chinese energy firm inks 2-yr polysilicon contract with JinkoSolar

2019-09-16 08:33:46 Company,  Environmental Protection,  Solar

China's Daqo New Energy Corp has struck a two-year agreement to supply polysilicon to solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co...

Shagang raises domestic rebar prices for mid-Sep shipments

2019-09-12 17:55:49 Company,  Price

China's largest private steelmaker Jiangsu Shagang adjusted up rebar prices by 100 yuan/t for mid-September delivery in response to t...

China's Rizhao Steel lowers HRC export price for Nov shipments

2019-09-12 17:08:58 Company,  Price,  Steel Products

China's Rizhao Iron and Steel gave a $5/t decrease in its second asking price of hot-rolled coil (HRC) for November shipments durin...

Mitsui to expand LNG, iron ore assets despite signs of slowing economies

2019-09-12 17:02:13 Company,  International

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co plans to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) and iron ore assets to meet growing demand in ...

JSW's Aug crude steel output dips 13% YoY to 1.25 mln T

2019-09-12 15:38:19 Company,  International,  Steel Products

One of the largest private steel makers of India, JSW Steel, recorded a 13% drop in crude steel production in August 2019. ...

China's Baosteel to invest 2.4 bln yuan to build high-grade steel plant

2019-09-11 18:04:39 Company

China's largest listed steel company Baosteel (600019) announced that it will spend 2.4 billion yuan ($337.2 million) on building a n...

China's Baosteel lowers HRC price for Oct shipments

2019-09-11 15:31:17 Company,  Price

China's Baoshan Iron & Steel (Baosteel) on September 9 adjusted down domestic hot-rolled coil (HRC) price for October delivery,...

Chinese groups sign oil, gas tie-ups with NPCC

2019-09-10 17:37:42 Company

Two leading Chinese groups have signed agreements with the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), a part of the UAE's Senaat...

Posco settles Q3 PCI contract price at S127/t FOB

2019-09-06 17:53:07 Company,  Price,  PCI

South Korea's largest steelmaker Posco Steel Corporation (POSCO) and Australia miner Realm Resources have signed a quarterly contra...

India's NMDC Aug iron ore sales tumble 35.8% YoY

2019-09-06 15:56:37 Company,  Production & Sales,  Iron Ore

NMDC Ltd, India's largest state-run iron ore miner, suffered a sharp year-on-year reduction of 35.8% in its sales in August, affected...

China Huaneng Group, CSSC cooperate on energy development

2019-09-05 17:05:51 Company

Chinese energy industry player China Huaneng Group has inked a strategic agreement with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) f...

Whitehaven Coal to produce 23.5 Mt of raw coal in FY2019-20

2019-09-05 15:32:36 Company,  International

Whitehaven Coal Ltd., Australia's largest independent coal producer, scheduled to produce 22-23.5 million tonnes of raw coal in FY201...

Hidili Jan-Aug raw coal output rises 11% on yr

2019-09-05 13:07:26 Company,  Production & Sales

Hidili Industry International Development Limited, a major coal producer in southwestern China, reported a double digit growth of 11%...

Shandong's Tai'an teams up with Yankuang to build logistic park

2019-09-05 11:39:36 Company

The Tai'an municipal government signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China's leading coal mining company Yankuang Group on S...

Nippon Steel hopes to go shares on IMO 2020-induced additional cost

2019-09-05 08:49:59 Company,  Environmental Protection

Japanese steel tycoon Nippon Steel hopes to share additional cost generated by new International Maritime Organization standards, whi...

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1 China coal output slows down in Aug, but still at a high level 2019-09-16

China's raw coal production slowed down in August, with the year-on-year growth decelerating to 5% from 12.2% a month earlier, but remained at a relatively high level, statistical data showed.

2 China Coal Daily Track (Sep 16) 2019-09-16

Thermal coal Production area More small miners adjusted up coal prices in Yulin of Shaanxi after large mines' price rises, as sales went smooth alongside increased buying from utilities and min

3 China Aug power output boosted by hydropower, thermal power falls 2019-09-16

China registered a strong year-on-year pickup of 1.7% in power generation in August, which was mainly ascribed to increase of hydropower output amid abundant railfalls, official data showed.

4 Indonesian thermal coal prices keep firm in pre-holiday Chinese market 2019-09-16

Indonesian thermal coal prices maintained small rises in Chinese seaborne import market late last week ahead of the Mid-autumn holiday, bolstered by intensively-unleashed demand from Chinese utilities

5 Spot thermal coal trades remain in doldrums at China Bohai-rim ports 2019-09-16

Trading activity of spot thermal coal remained in the doldrums at Bohai-rim ports in northern China late last week, although coastal utilities' coal stocks dropped alongside strong consumption.

6 Shagang raises domestic rebar prices for mid-Sep shipments 2019-09-12

China's largest private steelmaker Jiangsu Shagang adjusted up rebar prices by 100 yuan/t for mid-September delivery in response to the rising trend in spot market. With the 100 yuan/t ri

7 China 15 provinces' coal mines under safety checks 2019-09-12

Coal mines in China's 15 provinces came under stringent one-month safety checks by seven inspection teams sent by the National Coal Mine Safety Administration from late August, in a bid to ensure safe

8 China's Rizhao Steel lowers HRC export price for Nov shipments 2019-09-12

China's Rizhao Iron and Steel gave a $5/t decrease in its second asking price of hot-rolled coil (HRC) for November shipments during export negotiations, sources said. One source

9 China Coal Daily Track (Sep 12) 2019-09-12

Thermal coal Production area Truck transport and production at some opencast mines were affected by rainy weather in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. Safety inspections strengthene

10 China's imported iron ore inventory rises further at major ports, CISA 2019-09-12

Stockpile of iron ore at the country's major ports stood at 121 million tonnes by end-August, up 4.9 million tonnes or 4.21% from a month earlier, data from China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) sho

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1 China coal imports reach 7-mth high in Aug, GAC 2019-09-09

China's coal imports touched a seven-month high in August this year, representing a strong pickup compared with the year-ago level, showed official data on September 8. The country import

2 Survey report on coal import quota of major Chinese ports in Sep 2019 2019-09-11

China's coal imports have been steadily rising since January. According to data released by the General Administration of Customs on September 8, China imported 32.95 million tonnes of coal in August,

3 Indonesia sets coal reference price at $65.79/t for Sep 2019-09-10

The Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has set the country's coal reference price known as coal benchmark price (HBA) at $65.79/t for September, which hit a three-year's low since Septem

4 China's Haoji railway sets freight rate higher than expected 2019-09-10

China's soon-to-be-commenced Haoji railway, the world's longest heavy-haulage rail line, has set freight rate higher than most expected for the fourth quarter this year, sources learned on September 1

5 Australia's Gladstone port Aug coal exports to China slump 54.5% MoM 2019-09-09

Australia's Gladstone port posted a slump of 54.48% in coal exports to China compared with July's multi-year high, according to data from Gladstone Ports Corporation. In August, Gladstone

6 China 15 provinces' coal mines under safety checks 2019-09-12

Coal mines in China's 15 provinces came under stringent one-month safety checks by seven inspection teams sent by the National Coal Mine Safety Administration from late August, in a bid to ensure safe

7 China's Aug coal exports plunge 29.8% YoY, GAC 2019-09-09

China's coal exports presented a 29.84% decline compared with a year earlier in August, showed data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on September 8. The country exported 3

8 China Aug coke exports slump 44.04% YoY 2019-09-09

China witnessed its coke exports decline 44.04% year on year and 9.07% month on month in August, data showed. China exported 441,000 tonnes of coke in August, showed data from General Adm

9 Henan to cancel night shifts at all coal mines by end-2020 2019-09-11

Henan province in central China pledged to call off night shifts at all coal mines by the end of 2020, and meanwhile implement weekend breaks, according to a work plan at a meeting on September 10.

10 China's Aug iron ore imports jump on growing supply, stable demand 2019-09-09

China's iron ore imports rose again in August to a 19-month high, customs data showed on September 8, boosted by rebounding supplies from big miners and mills replenishing inventory as demand stabiliz

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1 Wait-and-watch sentiment prevails in China thermal coal market 2019-09-02

Wait-and-watch sentiment crept up in China's spot thermal coal market, as traders generally stopped making offers and expected favorable signs to emerge from CHN Energy's Sep term contract pricing.

2 Indonesian thermal coal prices stand firm after Chinese utility awards tenders 2019-09-04

Indonesian low-calorific value (CV) thermal coal prices showed signs of recovery after a Chinese state-owned utility awarded tenders early this week. China Huadian Corporation, one large

3 China coking coal market sapped amid weak demand; import market remains dull 2019-09-04

China's coking coal market continued to be smitten by flopping demand from coke producers on September 3, with a few miners from main production areas reportedly further lowering prices of low-sulfur

4 China import thermal coal market warms up; import restrictions looming large 2019-09-05

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market became active this week with more trades and inquiries emerging in the market, driving up prices from a steadiness lasted for one week. A Septe

5 Aussie thermal coal bid lower in Chinese import market 2019-09-02

Australian thermal coal was bid lower in Chinese seaborne import market late last week, suggesting poorer buying interest from end buyers on concerns of high freight rates and weak Chinese currency.

6 Chinese import thermal coal market tranquil at week start 2019-09-03

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market made a quiet start to the week, with both offers and bids almost unchanged from late last week, and few trades were heard concluded. Indonesian

7 China thermal coal suppliers respond differently on divergent outlooks 2019-09-05

Suppliers of spot thermal coal started responding variedly to current market situations at northern China ports, amid a parallel of both bullish and bearish factors. Part of traders were

8 China spot thermal coal to stay range-bound despite weaker contract prices 2019-09-03

Market participants expected spot thermal coal prices to stay in mild fluctuations at northern China ports, although top miners' September term contract prices were set lower than a month ago.

9 Chinese utilities' tenders boost Indonesian thermal coal prices 2019-09-06

Several Chinese state-run power groups issued tenders of import thermal coal for their coastal power plants in recent days, spurring traders' buying interest in Indonesian coal and boosting offers and

10 Import coal curb concerns grow in Chinese market; Indonesian coal firm 2019-09-10

Concerns over possible tighter grips on coal imports were growing shortly after latest August import data presented a new seven-month high, which could trigger stricter moves in place to cap coal inta

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