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News Dry Cargo Economy

IMF Lifts 2020 Global Growth Forecast

In the IMF’s October World Economic Outlook, 2020 global GDP growth was forecast at -4.4%, an improvement of 0.8 percentage points from its June report. The projection was lifted following...

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News Dry Cargo Coal

Queensland Coal Exports Tumble

Combined coal throughput at the main Queensland ports of Abbot Point, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Gladstone and Hay Point posted an annual decline for a seventh month in a row, down 1.7 Mt to just...

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News Dry Cargo Coal,Grain,Iron Ore

Chinese Iron Ore, Soyabean and Coal Imports in 3q

Combined Chinese imports of iron ore, soyabeans and coal surged to a quarterly record of 416.5 Mt in the 3q20, rising 8.8 Mt year-on-year, customs data show.

Growth was led by strong iron ore...

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News Oil

China’s crude oil imports rebound in September

China’s crude oil imports increased by 620K b/d (or 5.5%) m-o-m and 1.77M b/d (or 17.6%) y-o-y...

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News Dry Cargo Grain

USDA Soyabean and Wheat Trade Forecasts

Record early season sales boosted expected US soyabean exports to a peak of 59.9 Mt in 2020/21 (Oct-Sep), up 2.0 Mt from September’s report, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Robust...

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News Dry Cargo Steel

CISA Crude Steel Production Inches Higher

Crude steel output at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills edged up to 2.16 Mt/day in the final ten days of September from 2.15 Mt/day over 11-20 September, industry group data show....

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News Oil

Force majeure lifted on Libya’s Sharara oilfield

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has lifted force majeure on the Sharara oilfield, following the termination of the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) nine-month oil blockade in September, Reuters report....

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News Oil

Norwegian oil union officials meet to negotiate strike

Norwegian oil firms are currently meeting with union officials, as well as a state-appointed mediator, to discuss a new set of proposals which would bring the 10-day strike to an end, Reuters report.  Six...

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