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1 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

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 Indonesian low-CV thermal coal hovers higher in China on revived demand 2019-09-12

FOB prices of Indonesian low-CV thermal coal kept hovering higher for two straight sessions in Chinese market, thanks to revived demand from China and India as well as freight rates pullback.

7 Chinese thermal coal traders uphold offers despite weaker demand 2019-09-12

Thermal coal traders persisted in high offers at northern China transfer ports as they had little inventory pressure, although the overall demand slightly weakened. One large Shanxi-based

8 Why China's stringent policy fails to prevent more coal imports? 2019-09-12

China's coal imports have been generally on a rise since January. From late January to August, it is often heard that Chinese authorities adopted anti-import measures like limiting Australian coal, ex

9 Will China's spot thermal coal market firm up in late-Sep? 2019-09-11

After showing slight improvements for three sessions at the beginning of September, China's spot thermal coal market again returned to a lull period. Given currently tepid demand from downstream enter

10 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,

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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 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

4 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

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'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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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.

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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 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

4 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

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 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.

8 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

9 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

10 China spot thermal coal market edges up; traders still bearish 2019-09-06

Traders seemed no excited about bullish factors emerging in China's domestic thermal coal market, believing it in lack of strength amid poor demand from downstream buyers. Among all favor

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