December 2018

China AM: Steelmaking raw materials futures post mild losses

China’s ferrous futures dropped across the board during morning trading on Friday December 21, with the steel contracts taking the lead in the downtrend.

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, December 20, 2018

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for iron ore, pig iron, direct-reduced iron and other steelmaking raw materials.

IRON ORE DAILY: No holiday lull for SGX’s new high-grade derivative contract; physical prices up again

Singapore Exchange’s 65% Fe iron ore derivative contract continues to lend transparency to the high-grade segment, with trades registered for August-December 2019 months on Thursday December 20 and physical prices up amid active trading.

China AM: Iron ore futures buck downtrend again

Ferrous futures in China fell during morning trading on Thursday December 20, apart from the iron ore contract which posted small gains during the session.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices stay rangebound, lump demand rises

Seaborne iron ore prices remained below $70 per tonne cfr China on Wednesday December 19, with market participants cautious over the more stringent implementation of steelmaking restrictions in China.

China AM: Ferrous futures post mild movements

China’s ferrous futures market was largely muted during morning trading on Wednesday December 19, with domestic steel production expected to come under pressure with the ramping up of restrictions related to the country’s winter heating season.

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, December 18, 2018

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for iron ore, pig iron, direct-reduced iron and other steelmaking raw materials.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices dip on expectations of stricter winter steel production cuts

Seaborne iron ore prices fell below $70 per tonne cfr China on Tuesday December 18 amid expectations of more stringent implementation of steelmaking restrictions in China.

China AM: Iron ore futures buck downtrend

China's iron ore futures bucked the downtrend seen across the rest of the ferrous futures market during morning trading on Tuesday December 18 amid relative stability in the physical prices for the steelmaking raw material in recent days.

Albemarle Corp signs $1.15bln lithium JV with MRL

United States-based specialty chemicals company Albemarle Corp has signed a deal that creates a joint venture with Mineral Resources Limited (MRL) to develop a battery-grade lithium hydroxide plant in Western Australia.