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News Steel

Vietnamese Blast Furnace Fires Up

Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp has begun trial operations of the second blast furnace at its Son Duong mill in Vietnam, local media reports. Once operating at full capacity, scheduled for 2019, the two...

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News Coal,Iron Ore

Japanese Iron Ore Imports Drop Sharply in April

Japan’s iron ore imports fell by 13.0% year-on-year to 9.9 Mt in April, the country’s Ministry of Finance reports. This contributed to a 2.8% decline in shipments in the first four months of the year...

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News Oil

South Korean Refiner Set to Increase Low Sulphur Gasoil Production

South Korea’s Hyundai Oilbank plans on expanding its heavy oil upgrading capacity in its 390K b/d Daesan refinery in August, as it tries to boost low sulphur gasoil production in response to tighter...

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News Coal,Minor Bulks

Four-Year High for Indonesian Coal, Nickel Ore and Bauxite Exports

Indonesian coal exports climbed to a four-year high of 38.0 Mt in March, up by 3.0 Mt year-on-year, Bank Indonesia data show. Boosted by robust demand from India and China, the country’s coal shipments...

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News Steel

EU Steel Exports

EU steel exports climbed to a year-to-date high of 1.8 Mt in March however, this was still down by 0.3 Mt year-on-year and well below late 2017 levels, Eurofer reports. Nevertheless, exports in the...

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News Oil

India’s Imports from Iran Remain Robust in April, Brent/WTI Spread Widens to Multi-Year High Levels

India’s crude oil imports rose 334K b/d m-o-m to 4.51M b/d in April, up 144K b/d from the average in 2017, Reuters reports. Imports from its third largest supplier Iran, rose nearly 210K b/d to 640K...

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News Coal

Taiwan’s Coal Imports Decline

Taiwan’s coal imports fell by 0.2 Mt year-on-year to 5.1 Mt in March, although still a year-to-date high, as increased shipments from Australia and Indonesia were countered by lower imports from Russia...

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News Economy

Chinese House Price Growth Slows in April

Annual growth in the sales price of newly constructed commercial residential properties in China slowed slightly from March to 5.3% in April, the weakest rate of growth this year, according to data...

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Event Corporate,Dry Cargo

Bidsted & Co acquired by Simpson Spence Young

Press Release 

London: Thursday December 14th, 2017: Simpson Spence Young, the world’s largest...

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Event Dry Cargo

ACC Coal Trading Conference

Held in New York on 4-5 December, the 16th annual conference organised by the American Coal Council included  a paper on "Seaborne Commodities & Freight Trends" by John Keeshan of SSY USA.

Event Derivatives

SSY Futures Ltd Conclude First Coking Coal Options Trades

Further to our recent release giving details of the increasing tenor of coking coal trades and continuing growth in this market, SSY Futures Ltd is delighted to announce that it has concluded the first...

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Event Derivatives

SSY Futures Ltd See Continuing Progress In The Coking Coal Derivatives Market

SSY Futures Ltd is pleased to report that it is seeing continued growth in the Coking Coal Derivatives market. 13.8 million metric tonnes of Coking Coal derivatives have traded to date this year compared...

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