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1 Chinese steel cos' H1 profit forecast unoptimistic on iron ore price hike 2019-07-19

As of July 18, there were at least six steel companies that published their performance forecast for the first half year. Their combined net profit in the first half is estimated at about 7.46 billion

2 Guangdong H1 power use up 3.31% YoY, driven by high-end manufacturing 2019-07-19

Guangdong province, China's largest electricity user, consumed 302.75 TWh of power in the first six months, a 3.31% increase from a year earlier, according to Guangdong Power Grid Co., Ltd of China So

3 Weekly global coal market news summary (Jul 15-Jul 19) 2019-07-19

S Korea Jun coal imports down 9.97% MoM South Korea saw its coal imports (including thermal coal, metallurgical coal and anthracite) slip by 9.97% from the previous month in June, terminating

4 China Coal Daily Track (Jul 19) 2019-07-19

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices declined 10-30 yuan/t at some mines in Shaanxi's Yulin. These mines didn't adjust prices previously, but worsened demand made it hard for them to ho

5 Shaanxi will strive to add over 30 Mtpa of coal capacity in 2019 2019-07-19

Shaanxi province in northwestern China pledged to strive to increase coal production capacity by more than 30 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) this year, according to a document released by the provinc

6 China import thermal coal still beset by lackluster demand 2019-07-19

China's import thermal coal market is still beset by a lack of robust buying demand, and few deals were heard concluded amid buyers' wait-and-see sentiment given their high coal stockpiles.

7 Continuous thermal coal pullbacks dampen Chinese traders' selling enthusiasm 2019-07-19

Chinese thermal coal prices kept going down at northern transfer ports, deferring traders from selling to mitigate losses. On July 18, Fenwei CCI index for 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal

8 Spotlight: 3rd Global Coking Coal Evaluation & Coal Blending Technology Seminar 2019 2019-07-19

Aimed to help coke firms lower cost and enhance market competitive, the 3rd Global Coking Coal Evaluation & Coal Blending Technology Seminar 2019, held by China's leading coal services provider Fe

9 China's daily crude steel output continues going up in mid-Jun, CISA 2019-07-18

Daily average crude steel production of 97 key steel mills registered as members of the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) kept rising in mid-June, reaching the highest since at least 2016, th

10 Will China tighten coal imports? 2019-07-18

There are signs that China seems to be tightening grips on coal imports. Sources said two northern China ports, Caofeidian and Jingtang, both located on the Bohai Bay coast of Hebei provi

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1 China Jun coal output rises to record high to ensure supply, lower prices 2019-07-15

China's coal production rose to a record high since March 2016 at least, statistics data showed on July 15, in order to ensure abundant supply and control prices within a reasonable range. &

2 Production, sales and stocks at China's major coal and coke firms over Jul 4-Jul 10 2019-07-16

Thermal Coal Output The average operating rate of thermal coal mines surveyed by Fenwei in Shanxi, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia, three leading coal production bases in China, rose 1.16 percentag

3 Chinese coal imports to plunge in H2, analysts 2019-07-17

Chinese coal imports are likely to plunge in the second half of 2019 as customs officials face the prospect of exhausting their quotas from as early as September, analysts have told Montel.

4 Caofeidian port suspends customs clearance for coal imports, sources 2019-07-16

Caofeidian port in northern China suspended customs clearance for all coal imports from July 16, sources reported, stoking fears of stricter restrictions on overseas coal. Caofeidian port

5 Will China tighten coal imports? 2019-07-18

There are signs that China seems to be tightening grips on coal imports. Sources said two northern China ports, Caofeidian and Jingtang, both located on the Bohai Bay coast of Hebei provi

6 Chinese coal ban puts pressure on Yancoal 2019-07-18

Yancoal has been affected by restrictions to Australian thermal coal deliveries into China during the June quarter, resulting in lower sales for the period. China, as well as Ja

7 China Jun power output up 4.4% MoM 2019-07-15

China's power output rose for the second month in June with a 4.4% increase from the month prior, statistics data showed on July 15. China generated 583.4 TWh of electricity in

8 BHP aims to cut thermal coal output for next year, raise quality 2019-07-18

The world's biggest miner, BHP Group, on July 17 said it planned to produce less thermal coal in the coming financial year and that it would wash it instead as part of a drive to raise the quality of

9 China promises iron ore "market order" in meeting with steel mills, source 2019-07-17

China's government promised it will keep "order" on the iron ore market at a meeting last week with the country's steel producers who complained about record-high prices, according to a source who att

10 China reaches target of 10% power price cut for commercial and industrial users, NDRC 2019-07-18

China has achieved the goal of cutting 10% of power prices for commercial and industrial companies, spokeswoman of the country's top economic planning body said in a press conference on July 16.

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1 Australian thermal coal price jumps straightly last week 2019-07-08

Australian spot thermal coal prices posted consecutive jumps last week in China's import market, bolstered by some aggressive purchases from Chinese buyers. On July 5, Fenwei CCI index fo

2 Indonesian coal prices gain strength from Chinese improving purchases 2019-07-09

Indonesian spot thermal coal prices continued going up at the beginning of this week, backed by active purchases from Chinese utilities and traders. One Fujian-based trader reported some

3 China H1 thermal coal market in mild fluctuation 2019-07-08

China's thermal coal market was basically in small fluctuation in the first half of the year, impacted by a combination of factors like production, transport and demand. Spot prices of th

4 Why China's spot thermal coal prices rise despite flat demand? 2019-07-08

China's spot thermal coal prices logged an increase for nearly a fortnight since late-June. Although the coastal coal market entered a lull period for the time being, the surprising rising momentum pr

5 Fossil fuels, coal to remain an important source of energy in India 2019-07-08

The Economic Survey 2018-2019 tabled in Indian Parliament on July 4 said India would continue its reliance on fossil fuels, especially, coal in the coming future for meeting its energy requirements.

6 Chinese thermal coal prices keep pulling back; sentiment sours 2019-07-11

Thermal coal prices kept pulling back from a seven-week high registered on July 4 at northern China's coal trading hubs, which was accompanied by downturn-triggered wait-and-watch sentiment among coal

7 Indonesian thermal coal prices come under pressure 2019-07-10

Sentiment for Indonesian thermal coal prices turned down as some Chinese utilities persisted in low tender-awarding prices. State-owned power producer Guodian has concluded tenders

8 Wait-and-see sentiment prevails in China spot thermal coal market 2019-07-08

Wait-and-watch sentiment crept up late last week in China's spot thermal coal market, with market inquiries and trades cooling down amid concerns over downside risks. The level-off of coa

9 China Coal Daily Track (Jul 8) 2019-07-08

Thermal coal Production area Supplies remained tight in main production areas. Though some sources said authorities in Yulin of Shaanxi had loosened grips on "coal invoices", mines haven't im

10 Indonesian coal prices move down after Chinese purchases fade 2019-07-11

Indonesian spot thermal coal prices mildly descended due to lack of new demand from Chinese utilities and traders after intensive procurement. Many Chinese utilities issued tenders

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