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Chinese steel industry to come under more headwinds, CISA

2019-12-06 08:42:00 Price,  Cost & Profit

Chinese steel industry is likely to come under more headwinds in the next year, as demand may continue to be hurt by slowing economic...

Chinese coal-fired power plants may face eased lossmaking pressure next yr

2019-12-05 15:10:18 Cost & Profit,  Thermal Power

The operating pressure that Chinese coal-fired power producers have been bearing is expected to decrease in the next year, as domesti...

China's SOEs post steady profit growth in first 10 mths

2019-12-02 08:40:06 Cost & Profit

Profits of Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) grew steadily in the first ten months of 2019, official data showed. T...

South Africa's Eskom makes interim profit on higher tariffs

2019-11-29 08:36:07 Company,  Cost & Profit,  International

South Africa's struggling state power firm Eskom made a 1.3 billion rand ($88 million) profit in the six months to the end of Septemb...

Chinese steel margins slump in Jan-Oct on lower prices

2019-11-28 10:13:27 Cost & Profit

China's major steel producers suffered a steep year-on-year drop of 34.1% in profit over January-October, official data showed on Nov...

Shaanxi Oct industrial added value moves up 4.3% YoY

2019-11-27 13:45:57 Cost & Profit

Northwestern China's Shaanxi province registered a 4.3% year-on-year rise in industrial added value in October, sliding 9.3 percentag...

China Jan-Oct coal industry profit slides 2.1% YoY, NBS

2019-11-27 10:52:09 Cost & Profit

Profit of coal mining and washing industry in China edged down 2.1% year on year in the first ten months this year, showed the latest...

New shipping rules, China pummel Asian refinery profits: Russell

2019-11-26 17:46:32 Cost & Profit,  International

Profits at Asian refineries are being buffeted by a combination of factors, chief among them uncertainty over how exactly new shippin...

China Gas reports 16% rise in half-year profit

2019-11-26 08:45:56 Company,  Cost & Profit

China Gas Holdings Ltd reported a 16.2% rise in mid-year profit to 4.91 billion Hong Kong dollars ($627 million) as Beijing's anti-po...

Chinese coal mines' cost curve and profitability analysis in Oct

2019-11-22 16:19:36 General,  Cost & Profit,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

In October, the profitability of Chinese major thermal coal mines descended, while the situation of coking coal miners was basically ...

How should the coal industry better adapt in the era of "big-data"?

2019-11-22 16:12:18 Cost & Profit

The coal industry will be a major field of application for big data, which is gaining traction in recent years and has been successfu...

Chinese fertiliser maker halts production due to natural gas crunch

2019-11-19 13:03:08 Company,  Cost & Profit

A Chinese fertiliser firm, Hubei Yihua Chemical Industry Co, halted production at a plant in northern China because of insufficient n...

Over 80% of Chinese listed steelmakers suffer earnings drop in 3Qs

2019-11-13 16:44:39 Company,  Cost & Profit

More than 80% of Chinese listed steelmakers that issued quarterly results reported declines in earnings in the first three quarters t...

How China's stainless steel industry impacted by Indonesian nickel ore export ban?

2019-11-07 13:56:50 Viewpoint,  Cost & Profit

The global nickel market has reacted strongly in the second half of 2019 since market talk said in mid-July that Indonesian governmen...

Ordos coal miners embrace a 8% growth in 3Qs profit

2019-11-06 15:35:56 Cost & Profit

Major coal miners in Ordos city, Inner Mongolia embraced a strong increase of 8% year on year in profit in the first three quarters t...

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1 India's coal power usage set to shrink for first time in 14 years 2019-12-12

Coal's use for power in India is set to shrink for the first time in at least 14 years as demand slows and cheaper and cleaner renewable sources of electricity erode the fossil fuel's share.

2 China Coal Daily Track (Dec 11) 2019-12-11

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices remained flat as a whole in Shaanxi's Yulin, except for a few miners that lowered their prices by 10 yuan/t in response to sales pressures. &

3 China's new solar installations slashed this year, but PV manufacturing has its spring 2019-12-11

China's new photovoltaic (PV) installations have fallen far short of expectations in the first 10 months this year, tumbling by over 50% from the same period last year, said an official of China Photo

4 Mongolia Jan-Nov coal exports up 4.2% YoY, customs data 2019-12-11

Mongolian coal exports registered a relatively firm year-on-year growth of 4.2% in the first eleven months this year, according to customs data, despite slowing offtakes, especially to its largest imp

5 China's low-CV thermal coal prices fall on weak demand 2019-12-11

Low-calorific value thermal coal prices kept drifting lower at northern China ports, as demand from end buyers was still as tepid as late last week. On December 10, Fenwei CCI index for 5

6 China's import thermal coal may stay range-bound, traders 2019-12-11

Chinese import thermal coal prices are likely to stay range-bound in the near term, many traders predicted, as the market still lacks upward strength amid falling domestic prices, but will not nosediv

7 Saudi Arabia's government invests over $2 billion in Aramco IPO 2019-12-11

Saudi government institutions invested almost $2.3 billion into the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco, a transaction that was intended to find new sources of funding for the kingdom's economic d

8 China pours 2.38 bln yuan in renewables along Belt & Road countries in Jan-Oct 2019-12-11

China invested a total 2.38 billion yuan ($338.5 million) into renewable energy projects in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative route over January-October, said an official from the National

9 China's raw coal output rises for 2 yrs amid advanced capacity boost 2019-12-11

China's raw coal production has picked up for the second year in a row to 3.7 billion tonnes in 2018, a brighter trend following deep declines of 2.5%, 3.3% and 9% in 2014-2016, according to a report

10 Thermal coal prices lack support in N China bases despite safety checks 2019-12-10

Thermal coal prices stayed at or close to three-year lows in northern Chinese production areas, with bearish demand more than offset positive effect from safety-related output shrink.

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1 Yangquan Coal, Henan Energy & Chemical ink cooperation agreement 2019-12-04

Yangquan Coal Industry (Group) Co., Ltd has signed an agreement with Henan Energy and Chemical Industry Group Co., Ltd on December 3 over the strategic energy cooperation in the future, the company sa

2 Russian energy giant looks to shed coal assets, reports say 2019-12-05

In a grudgingly climate-friendly gesture, IrkutskEnergo, a major Siberian energy company, is moving to shed its coal assets – a sign that even Russian power producers are feeling the West's nascent ba

3 China to merge coal-fired power assets at top utilities, slash capacity 2019-12-02

China plans to merge the coal-fired power assets of its top five utility firms, cutting their combined coal-fired power capacity by up to a third by the end of 2021, according to a document seen by Re

4 Newcastle Nov coal exports to China tumble 32.5% MoM amid tighter Chinese curbs 2019-12-03

Newcastle port saw its coal exports from the two key terminals – Carrington and Kooragang – to China slumped by 32.5% month on month in November, as China tightened its import restriction on coal to k

5 Glencore lowers 2019 coal output guidance to 140 mln T 2019-12-04

Diversified miner Glencore has reduced its 2019 production guidance by 5 million to 140 million, due to recent Colombian volume reductions as well as a safety stoppage in South Africa, showed an inves

6 China to step up long-term thermal coal contracts for next yr 2019-12-03

China will look to increase long-term contract volumes for thermal coal next year, in an effort to ensure stable supply and foster a smooth coal production, transport and sales system.

7 Shanxi to halt production at accident-prone coal mines 2019-12-02

Shanxi province, the second largest coal base in China, would order coal mines not in compliance with safety rules to halt operation, in a bid to rein in accidents that were on the increase recently.

8 China's 90 large coal producers Jan-Oct raw coal output up 1.5% 2019-12-04

China's 90 large coal producers extracted a total 2.16 billion tonnes of raw coal over January-October, rising 32.73 million tonnes or 1.5% from a year earlier, showed data from China National Coal

9 China's state-run utilities start integrating coal-fired assets in 5 NW provinces 2019-12-03

Five China's state-owned power groups have recently launched a pilot project for regional coal-fired asset integration in five northwestern provinces, in an effort to alleviate their liabilities.

10 CHN Energy cuts Dec term contract coal prices, sources 2019-12-03

China's top coal producer China Energy Investment Corporation, also known as CHN Energy, has cut down monthly contract prices for thermal coal sales in December, market sources said. Pric

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1 An overview of Chinese coal imports in Oct 2019-11-27

China's coal imports further lost strength in October, as utilities were not keen to buy amid high stocks and mounting concerns over tighter government restrictions. The world's top consu

2 Chinese traders hold off thermal coal purchases as long-term contract talk nears 2019-11-26

Many Chinese traders were holding off purchases in the domestic thermal coal market as the 2020 long-term contract negotiations draw nearer. The contract talk between leading coal miners

3 Shanxi coking coal prices backed by output falls; Mongolia coal further weakens 2019-11-26

Coking coal prices were backed by regional output falls in northern China's Shanxi province recently, as production was curtailed or suspended at some local mines, alongside stricter safety inspection

4 China import thermal coal prices rebound on bullish outlook 2019-11-27

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market is embracing a rebound after some Indonesian miners raised offers for low-calorific value coal early this week. This is backed by expectations

5 Indonesian thermal coal sinks to 3-mth low in Chinese import market 2019-11-25

Indonesian low-calorific value coal sank to a three-month trough late last week in Chinese import market, pressured down by reduced trading activity after China tightened import restrictions.

6 China coking coal prices mixed; Dec-laycan Australian coal edges up 2019-11-29

Coking coal prices were mixed in many Chinese main production areas on November 28, with prices of low- and high-sulfur primary coking coal climbing up while that of blending coking coal sagging due t

7 China thermal coal traders fret about downside pressure from contract talk 2019-12-03

Participants in Chinese spot thermal coal market fretted about downside pressure from possible steadiness or downward adjustment of 2020 annual base price of long-term contract, after spot prices have

8 China thermal coal trades stay unprofitable despite improving market 2019-11-25

Some Chinese domestic traders reported thermal coal trades were unprofitable for the time being at northern China ports, even though the market has improved since mid-November. "Brokers c

9 Price rises spread in Shanxi coking coal market; Australian coal price edge recedes 2019-11-28

Price increases of low-sulfur primary coking coal began spreading to more producing hubs in northern China's Shanxi province on November 27, alongside strong anticipation for tighter supply at mines a

10 China Coal Daily Track (Nov 25) 2019-11-25

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices continued going up slightly at Shaanxi's Yulin, but miners expected the overall demand was not strong enough to supply sustaining increase. &

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