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China iron ore futures tick higher on supply deficit fears

2020-03-26 16:14:58 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures edged higher on March 26 on supply concerns as coronavirus containment measures across the world intensified...

China iron ore futures hit 3-week low as demand outlook dims

2020-03-25 11:34:45 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures extended losses on March 24 to slump to their lowest in three weeks, as worries about demand prospects fuell...

China iron ore futures tumble as global coronavirus-related curbs intensify

2020-03-23 13:10:28 Iron Ore,  futures

Dalian iron ore futures prices slid more than 5% on March 23, leading another intense sell-off in China's ferrous metal futures as st...

China iron ore futures rise, but coronavirus panic tempers gains

2020-03-19 08:29:27 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures rose on March 18 on further policy support for an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic, before closi...

China steel futures climb on demand optimism, but end off highs

2020-03-17 11:24:06 Price,  futures

Shanghai steel futures hit their highest in nearly two months on Monday (March 16) on signs of a recovery in demand, but ended well o...

China, Singapore iron ore futures slump as pandemic panic grows

2020-03-13 16:21:15 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China and Singapore slumped on March 13, as demand worries worsened on fears that the coronavirus pandemic could ...

China iron ore defies global rout, inches up as new virus cases fall

2020-03-13 08:55:07 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China edged higher on March 12 as fewer new coronavirus cases in the country outweighed negative sentiment stemmi...

China iron ore futures hit 1-week high on demand recovery hopes

2020-03-12 08:36:41 futures

Iron ore futures in China scaled their highest in a week on March 11, rising for a second straight session on hopes that demand for t...

China steel futures close higher

2020-03-10 17:28:37 Price,  futures

Steel futures closed higher on March 10 in daytime trading on the Shanghai Futures Exchange. The most active constructio...

Iron ore futures rebound as falling China port stocks rekindle supply concerns

2020-03-10 15:20:38 Iron Ore,  futures

Ferrous futures in China rebounded on March 10, led by a 4% jump in iron ore as declining stockpiles of the steelmaking raw material ...

Iron ore, other China ferrous futures tumble amid coronavirus panic

2020-03-09 14:11:39 Iron Ore,  futures

China's ferrous derivatives plummeted on March 9, with iron ore sinking nearly 6% in early trade, as fears that a fast-spreading coro...

Shanghai rebar futures hit near 2-week high on rate-cut hopes

2020-03-05 14:48:51 Price,  Steel Products,  futures

China's steel futures rose on March 5 on expectations that policymakers will take further actions, including cutting short-term inter...

China's thermal coal futures close lower

2020-03-04 16:23:47 Thermal Coal,  futures

China's most-traded futures of thermal coal, expiring in May, closed at 542 yuan/t on March 4 in daytime trading on Zhengzhou Commodi...

China steel futures close higher

2020-03-04 15:51:42 futures

Steel futures closed higher on March 4 in daytime trading on the Shanghai Futures Exchange. The most active construction...

China iron ore extends gains on stimulus hopes, falling Brazil exports

2020-03-04 11:44:40 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures rose on March 3 along with other ferrous derivatives amid hopes of stimulus support for the global economy f...

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1 Chinese coking coal buyers wait for Q2 term contract pricing 2020-03-30

Chinese domestic and seaborne import coking coal markets both entered a lull late last week, as domestic buyers preferred to wait for large miner's monthly term contract pricing for the second quarter

2 Global thermal coal exports may continue to suffer from coronavirus woes 2020-03-30

International thermal coal exporters are expected to further suffer from demand cutback after many countries adopted lockdown measures to prevent coronavirus spread. Indonesia, the larges

3 China's domestic thermal coal stays weak amid oversupply 2020-03-30

Spot prices of thermal coal kept moving down late last week at China's northern Bohai Bay ports, as supply remained severely surplus relative to demand. Data showed coal inventory at four

4 China State Grid adds power grid investment to 450 bln yuan for 2020 2020-03-30

China State Grid will add investment in power grid construction to 450 billion yuan ($63.5 billion) for 2020, said the company's spokeswoman in CCTV's review on March 23. This will be an

5 Global trades ebb amid virus pandemic; seaborne coal hard to escape 2020-03-30

As Covid-19 continues to spread globally, countries are trying all-out to minimize its hits on its economy and trades. Even so, it's inevitable that global trades of commodities are hammered, includin

6 China Coal Daily Track (Mar 27) 2020-03-27

Thermal coal Production area Some mines in Yulin of Shaanxi saw slightly improves sales, helping relieving stock pressure; more small mines resume production in Shenmu and Fugu in the province,

7 Inner Mongolia Jan-Feb raw coal output logs rare 14.1% drop 2020-03-27

Inner Mongolia, top coal production hub in China, logged a steep year-on-year decline of 14.1% in raw coal production in the first two months this year, according to official data, primarily affected

8 China's State Grid 2019 profit hits 6-year low 2020-03-27

State Grid Corp. of China said its profit totaled 77 billion yuan in 2019, down 1.26% from a year ago, hitting a new low since 2014, the company said in a reported dated March 24. The cou

9 Spot Australian coking coal further slides in China; decline may not ease quickly 2020-03-27

Spot Australian premium coking coal further softened in China, a response to coke producers' tepid restocking as their profit margins dived close to zero. Settlement prices of spot Austra

10 Large offer-bid spread curbs Indonesian thermal coal trade in China 2020-03-27

The gap was still large between offers and bids of Indonesian thermal coal in the Chinese seaborne import market, as participants were hard to capture the market direction under the Covid-19 pandemic,

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1 Mongolia resumes coal exports from Gashuun Sukhait on Mar 23 2020-03-24

Mongolia officially resumed coal export business through Gashuun Sukhait to its largest market China on March 23, the country's Finance Minister Chimed Khurelbaatar said on the same day, following a s

2 China's steel product prices moderately rebound in mid-Mar, NBS 2020-03-25

China saw mild upward revisions for steel product prices in mid-March, official data showed, riding on multiple positive factors of improving market liquidity, firm iron ore prices and better macro-

3 Thailand Feb thermal coal imports hit an 18-mth high 2020-03-25

Thailand's thermal coal imports hit an 18-month high in February, with a significant increase from a year earlier, customs data showed. In February, Thailand's imports of thermal

4 China Feb power consumption down 10.1% on yr 2020-03-23

China's power consumption decreased 10.1% year on year to 439.8 TWh in February, showed data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) on March 20. For the residential segment, power

5 China's Chongqing govt to sell Chongqing Iron & Steel 2020-03-23

The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission for the Chinese city of Chongqing opened bids to sell its 100% stake in Chongqing Iron & Steel (Group) Co Ltd starting on March 23,

6 Power generators decline to take coal from CIL subsidiary, stops payment 2020-03-23

Almost all power plants buying fuel from Coal India subsidiary, Central Coalfields, are refusing to accept supplies and have stopped making payments, it said in a statement issued on March 22.

7 Coal India attains highest single-day production of 3.17 Mt 2020-03-23

Coal India Ltd's single-day production peaked to a new high of 3.17 million tonnes on March 20, a company official said on March 21. The figure surpassed the biggest single-day output of

8 China iron ore futures tumble as global coronavirus-related curbs intensify 2020-03-23

Dalian iron ore futures prices slid more than 5% on March 23, leading another intense sell-off in China's ferrous metal futures as stricter measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic furt

9 China's social steel product stocks drop in mid-Mar after 2-mth increase, CISA 2020-03-25

Social stocks of five key steel products at 20 major cities in China declined during March 11-20 compared with ten days ago, after over two months of increase, industry data showed. Total

10 China's planned coal power capacity surged 46% in 2019 2020-03-27

China's planned coal-fired power capacity last year increased for the first time since Beijing imposed restrictions on new coal plant proposals and permits in 2016, a joint study by four international

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1 China's thermal coal market shows signs of improvement 2020-03-18

China's spot thermal coal market is on track to stabilize late this week with signs of improvement shown in demand at northern transfer ports on the second trading day. Traders reported t

2 China's import coal curbs seem yet to have substantive effect 2020-03-17

Market talk that China has intensified restrictions on import coal has been spreading recently, but the effect has been seldom talked about. Based on relevent sources, has summ

3 China's maritime quarantine adds blow to import thermal coal market 2020-03-19

Some Chinese customs tightened quarantine measures on all foreign vessels alongside spreading coronavirus across the world. This is expected to add additional blow to China's import thermal coal marke

4 China's steel exports fall nearly 30% in Jan-Feb, still under pressure in Mar 2020-03-19

Although China will raise export tax rebates on part of steel products from March 20, the current epidemic situation in Asian and European markets has severely curbed the demand for Chinese steel expo

5 Indonesian thermal coal stabilizes at 6-mth-plus low; trades increase 2020-03-20

Indonesian thermal coal prices stabilized at its six-month-plus low in Chinese seaborne import market, which was deemed by some participants as a sign of milder volatilities in the days ahead.

6 China's Feb coking coal imports tumble 45% on mth amid coronavirus ripple effect 2020-03-18

China's coking coal imports presented a month-on-month slump of 44.9% in February, mainly due to sharply decreased shipments from Mongolia as it shut down all export border crossings connecting China

7 China thermal coal price cuts do nothing to improve demand 2020-03-16

Chinese domestic thermal coal market saw prices further decline at northern transfer ports over the final trading day last week. That seemed helpless to boost buying interest but aggravated the bearis

8 Indonesian 3,800 Kcal coal steady after flagging to 6-mth low 2020-03-16

FOB price of Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal heading to China held steady for two sessions late last week after pulling back to a six-month low, showing no signs of improving in the near ter

9 Australian coking coal traded higher in China; Mongolian coal loses steam 2020-03-20

Australian premium coking coal was traded moderately higher in Chinese import market, possibly linked with a dearth of cargoes on recent closure of three coal terminals amid adverse weather conditions

10 Qinhuangdao thermal coal prices keep falling for 2 weeks 2020-03-20

Thermal coal prices at China's Qinhuangdao and other northern transshipment ports have been falling consecutively for more than two weeks, as seasonal weakness worsened the demand that have just got a

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