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12 February 2016
Here are the key prices in the iron ore market on Friday February 12, at 6.30pm Singapore time.
11 February 2016
Africa must focus on attracting investment into regional processing clusters if it is to benefit from its rich resources, according to Frank Dixon Mugyenyi, senior industry adviser at the African Union Commission.
Brazilian iron ore export volumes to China increased by 27.9% year-on-year in January, according to figures released by the country’s foreign trade ministry, MDIC.
The government of Guinea and the International Finance Corp (IFC) continue to support the Simandou iron ore project following joint-venture partner Rio Tinto’s impairment charge on the asset.
Here are the key prices in the iron ore market on Thursday February 11, as at 7pm Singapore time.
Weak commodity prices – particularly those for iron ore and coal – led to Rio Tinto’s core earnings falling by more than one-third in 2015.
10 February 2016
Here are the key prices in the iron ore market on Wednesday February 10, as at 7pm Singapore time.
09 February 2016
The bankable feasibility study (BFS) for the Simandou iron ore project is expected to be finalised by May 2016, the new mines minister of Guinea has told Steel First in an exclusive interview.
South African producer Kumba Iron Ore has reported an 56% year-on-year fall in its profits for 2015, excluding an impairment on the Sishen mine, with more cost cuts on the horizon.
London-listed commodities group Vedanta Resources is not progressing its Liberia iron ore project, given the current state of the industry, ceo Tom Albanese said on Tuesday February 9.
Export taxes on steelmaking raw materials work against downstream industries, delegates heard at the 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Tuesday February 9.
08 February 2016
Mining companies are being forced to take further tough decisions as the extraction industry braces for another difficult year, Anglo American ceo Mark Cutifani said on Monday February 8.
The sun may be beaming in Cape Town, but the mood has been less bright among early arrivals to the city's week-long annual mining meeting.
05 February 2016
Here are the key prices in the iron ore market on Friday February 5, at 6.30pm Singapore time.
The seaborne iron ore market came to a standstill on Friday February 5, the last working day before a week-long Chinese New Year holiday in China.
ArcelorMittal’s core earnings from its mining business plunged more than 60% during the fourth quarter of last year amid little respite from falling iron ore and metallurgical coal prices.
China's steel and steelmaking raw materials futures dipped during the morning session on Friday February 5, a reversal of the upward trend over the past couple of days.
04 February 2016
Here are the key prices in the iron ore market on Thursday February 4, as at 6.30pm Singapore time.
There remains some interest for seaborne iron ore just a couple of days before China goes on holiday for the Chinese New Year, while offers at ports in the country are up amid a positive outlook and gains in the futures market.
China's steel and steelmaking raw materials futures edged up during morning trading on Thursday February 4 as expectations of a pick-up in steel demand after the Chinese New Year propped up sentiment.
03 February 2016
Junior iron ore miner Waratah Resources is raising A$574,600 ($406,432) to fund the development of projects in Gabon in Central Africa and its Australian commodities division, it said on Wednesday February 3.
Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Brazilian steel and iron ore producer CSN’s long-term foreign and local currency issues default ratings (IDRs) to B- from B+, it said late on Tuesday February 2.
Iron ore export volumes from Australia’s Port Hedland fell by 8% year-on-year in January 2016, when it was closed for two days because of the effects from tropical cyclone Stan.
The momentum of growth in China appears to have slowed once more at the start of 2016, although there have been no signs of the hard landing that some industry observers had feared.
Here are the key prices in the iron ore market on Wednesday February 3, at 6.30pm Singapore time.
Kumba Iron Ore, the South African arm of mining giant Anglo American, said it is expecting to report up to a 67% drop in earnings for 2015 amid a “significant decrease in export iron ore prices”.
Traders on the seaborne iron ore market kept their offers firm on Wednesday February 2 despite the number of enquiries falling with just a few days to go before the start of the Chinese New Year break.
China’s steel and steelmaking raw materials futures posted some gains during the morning trading session on Wednesday February 3 following a further lift in physical iron ore prices, though the steel market remained flat.
02 February 2016
Brazilian steel and iron ore producer CSN is “unlikely” to achieve free cashflow neutrality through asset sales, making a debt restructuring within the next 24 months more likely, according to ratings agency Fitch.
Here are the key prices in the iron ore market on Tuesday February 2, at 7pm Singapore time.
Trading was slow on the seaborne iron ore market on Tuesday February 2 with the week-long Chinese New Year holiday in China just around the corner, though prices remained quite firm.
China’s steel and steelmaking raw materials futures mostly fell again during the morning session on Tuesday February 2 as the physical markets became quieter ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations in the country.
Brazil’s environmental agency, Ibama, has rejected Samarco’s clean-up plan linked to the November 2015 accident at the company’s Fundão tailing dam accident.
01 February 2016
Iron ore production in Mexico fell by 25.1% year-on-year in November 2015, according to figures released by national statistics agency Inegi on Friday January 29.
Brazilian iron ore export volumes grew by 7.4% year-on-year in January 2016.
Here are the key prices in the iron ore market on Monday February 1, at 7pm Singapore time.
Seaborne iron ore prices saw a slight uptick on Monday February 1, though trading activity remained at a minimum with it being the last working week before the week-long Chinese New Year break in China.
The seaborne market for concentrate and pellets delivered to China is recovering slowly amid an increase in lump premiums.
China's steel and steelmaking raw materials futures traded lower during the morning session on Monday February 1 even though the country's steel purchasing managers' index rebounded for a second month.
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