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ArcelorMittal cuts outlook for global steel demand

2019-11-11 16:59:19 Viewpoint,  Company,  International

ArcelorMittal has cut its outlook for global steel demand as stalling car sales across the US and Europe hit the world's largest stee...

French energy giant expands presence in China

2019-11-11 08:32:04 Company

French utility company Engie expanded its presence in China's renewable energy sector after acquiring Ningbo Zhenhai Sennuo Investmen...

Shanxi Coking Coal signs import contracts with two foreign firms at China import expo

2019-11-08 17:25:46 Company

Shanxi Coking Coal Group, China's largest producer of the steelmaking material, signed strategic cooperation framework agreement and ...

Grange's iron ore pellet sales up 65% QoQ in Jul-Sep

2019-11-08 16:33:50 Company,  Production & Sales,  International,  Iron Ore

Australian Grange Resources witnessed its ore pellet sales increase 65% compared with the last quarter due to high-grade material use...

China gas demand to hit 145-150 bcm this winter

2019-11-08 11:51:29 Company

China's natural gas demand is expected to reach 145-150 billion cubic meters (bcm) during this winter heating season, 5-8% higher tha...

Chinese group Jingye aims to strike British Steel deal within days

2019-11-08 09:12:19 Company

The Chinese company in pole position to save British Steel is aiming to strike a deal to take over the failed manufacturer by the mid...

Early vote count at BHP AGM suggests call to exit coal lobby groups fails

2019-11-07 15:29:38 Company,  International

BHP Group's Australian shareholders voted against a resolution to ax the global miner's membership of industry groups that advocate f...

CNPC continues buying spree in 2nd Shanghai import expo

2019-11-07 15:07:39 Company

Oil & gas giant China National Petroleum Corp signed 21 contracts with 20 global suppliers in the second China International Impo...

Hidili Jan-Oct raw coal output grows 8% on yr

2019-11-07 11:25:32 Company,  Production & Sales

Hidili Industry International Development Limited, a major coal producer in southwestern China, reported an 8% year-on-year growth in...

Coal India to enter advance agreements overseas for coking coal

2019-11-07 10:45:23 Company,  International

Coal India Ltd (CIL) will get into advance agreements with some overseas markets for securing coking coal before going in for asset a...

South32 exits thermal coal with sale to Seriti Resources

2019-11-07 08:55:45 Company,  International

South32, the group spun out of BHP, has reached an agreement to sell its South African thermal coal business to Seriti Resources, bec...

Datong Coal to set up a new energy firm to boost clean energy

2019-11-07 08:44:04 Company

Datong Coal Mine Group plans to set up a new energy firm based on its existing new energy resources, according to the company on Octo...

CHN Energy Nov mthly contract prices tumble 16-19 yuan/t, sources

2019-11-06 16:50:52 Viewpoint,  Company,  Price

China Energy Investment Corporation, also known as CHN Energy, cut its November monthly contract prices by 16-19 yuan/t from October,...

Hainan Nuclear Power sets new record in power generation

2019-11-06 13:45:11 Company,  Environmental Protection

Hainan Nuclear Power Co., Ltd, under China National Nuclear Power Co., Ltd, has notched a new record in annual electricity output tha...

Shandong Energy Jan-Sep net profit hits 5.49 bln yuan

2019-11-05 16:45:42 Company,  Cost & Profit

Shandong Energy Group Co., Ltd reaped a net profit of 5.49 billion yuan ($782 million) over January-September, with 2.91 billion yuan...

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1 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2019-11-12

No further price falls were seen in China's met coke market last week except some producers lowered prices for the second round of decline. Yet, overall demand didn't improve remarkably, while coke

2 Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast 2019-11-12

Coking coal market continued softening at China's main production areas during the past week, due to curtailed buying from coke producers as their profit was heavily eroded after two rounds of coke pr

3 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-11-12

Thermal coal market started to stabilize at northern China ports mid last week following a month-long retreat. Inquiries seemed creeping up, especially for 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR fuel, amid growing bullish

4 Brazil's Vale outlook cut implies at least 14.7% sales drop in 2019 2019-11-12

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale on November 11 said it now expects sales of iron ore and pelletsof between 307 million and 312 million tonnes in 2019, implying at least a 14.7% decline from a year

5 China's tightening import curbs may further hit seaborne coal prices 2019-11-11

China's coal imports declined for the second consecutive month in October, the latest customs data showed. Considering tightened import control will continue until the end of 2019, China's falling imp

6 China Coal Daily Track (Nov 11) 2019-11-11

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7 China Oct PPI dives most in 3 over yrs 2019-11-11

China's producer price index (PPI), which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, dropped 1.6% year on year in October, posting the steepest decline in more than three years, data from the Natio

8 Chinese sellers reluctant to sell as thermal coal prices bottom out 2019-11-11

Thermal coal traders, in anticipation of higher selling prices, became reluctant to sell at northern China ports after domestic prices picked up late last week. On November 8, Fenwei CCI

9 China import thermal coal market stays quiet on low buy 2019-11-11

Chinese import thermal coal market stayed tranquil late last week, as traders and utilities both showed weaker interest in overseas cargoes that have come under intensified import restrictions with ta

10 Weekly China steel market news summary (Nov 4-Nov 8) 2019-11-11

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1 Central China firm signs 2-bln-yuan thermal coal contract with Indonesian miner 2019-11-07

Xingrui Industry Co., Ltd, a state-controlled enterprise based in Zhengzhou city of Henan province, signed thermal coal term contract worth 2 billion yuan ($285.6 million) with Indonesian miner PT Ind

2 China Oct coal imports fall 15.2% on mth 2019-11-08

China registered a 15.2% month-on-month drop in coal imports in October, as price edge of overseas cargoes weakened over domestic coal and market talks spread about possible tighter curbs.

3 Newcastle Oct coal exports to China surge 19.47% YoY 2019-11-05

Coal exports from Carrington and Kooragang, two key terminals at Newcastle port, Australia to China expanded by 19.47% year on year in October, showed data from the Port Waratah Coal Services, operato

4 Shanxi Coking Coal signs import contracts with two foreign firms at China import expo 2019-11-08

Shanxi Coking Coal Group, China's largest producer of the steelmaking material, signed strategic cooperation framework agreement and memorandum of understanding for import purchase with two foreign fi

5 Australia's Gladstone port Oct coal exports to China rebound from 3-1/2-yr low 2019-11-06

Coal exports from Australia's Gladstone port to China rebounded with a month-on-month jump of 2.95 times from September's 3-1/2 year low in October, according to data from Gladstone Ports Corporation.

6 LNG price surges may pry up thermal coal market 2019-11-04

Chinese domestic prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have surged recently from LNG plants to storage ports, leading to a 53.33% surge from the beginning of October. On October 30, Petro

7 Shijiazhuang to hit new record in coal-to-electricity conversion this yr 2019-11-04

Shijiazhuang, the capital city of Hebei province, is set to make new record in coal-to-electricity conversion projects this year, in a bid to rein in severe air pollution during the winter-heating sea

8 Hengyi Petrochemical launches Brunei refinery plant 2019-11-04

China's Hengyi Petrochemical Co Ltd has launched an oil refinery and petrochemical facility in Brunei, the company said in a filling to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on November 3. The Brun

9 Aspire signs long-term coal supply contract with Russian trading firm 2019-11-04

Aspire Mining Limited from Australian has signed a five-year Ovoot metallurgical coal supply contract with some Russian trading firm, according to reports. The contract was based on Aspir

10 Russia Jan-Oct coal exports nudge up 0.33% 2019-11-07

Russia's coal exports posted a mild 0.33% year-to-year growth from January to October this year, while keeping flat over January-September, official data showed. A total 160 million tonne

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1 China's energy and coal policy changes impact global market greatly 2019-10-31

Evolving energy and coal policies in China, the world's top energy user and the largest producer and consumer of coal, are impacting both domestic and global coal markets significantly, said Sarah Liu

2 Chinese ports said tighten coal import curbs; impacts limited 2019-10-29

Two Chinese customs – Fuzhou and Guangzhou – imposed some restrictive measures on coal imports late last week, according to market sources, yet the moves are expected to bring little impact on the who

3 Chinese domestic thermal coal market likely to bottom out 2019-10-28

Chinese spot thermal coal market is expected to stabilize this week after a two-week losing streak, with some supports from policy and the market itself. In the evening trade, the most-tr

4 Most-favored thermal coal sees faster downside in China import market 2019-10-31

Most-favored thermal coal grades – Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg and Australian 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal – have seen declines that started early this week gather pace in Chinese seaborne import market.

5 Seaborne thermal coal arbitrage narrows in China 2019-10-28

Price difference between overseas and domestic thermal coal cargoes is narrowing in China, as domestic prices kept falling while seaborne coal on the rise, pointing to weakening of buying interest for

6 An overview of Chinese coal imports in Sep 2019-10-29

China's coal imports maintained robust growth in September, mainly due to considerable price advantage of overseas coal over domestic supply and as end users tried to diversify purchases to ensure sup

7 Overseas thermal coal shows signs of weakness in China 2019-11-04

Overseas thermal coal prices appeared to stabilize last week in China's seaborne import market following slow but firm upward increase, leading to a broad perception of price fall soon in the market.

8 CISA expects China's crude steel output at 994 Mt this yr, up 7% YoY 2019-10-30

China's crude steel output may reach 994 million tonnes this year, said He Wenbo, vice president of China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) on October 29. This is an increase of abo

9 Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast 2019-10-29

Coking coal market faced stronger headwinds at China's main production regions during the past week, along with a 50 yuan/t decline in met coke prices and weak buying interest dented by restricted pro

10 Supply-demand mismatch accelerates thermal coal downturn in China 2019-11-04

A mismatch between supply and demand in China's domestic thermal coal market triggered a quicker price downtrend at Bohai-rim ports that has had lasted since early last month. On November

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