May 2021

IRON ORE DAILY: Prices follow steel uptrend amid talk of easing curbs in Tangshan

Seaborne iron ore prices rose on Monday May 31 amid support from increasing billet prices in China over the weekend and a potential easing of restrictions on steelmaking in Tangshan.

Seaborne iron ore concentrate, pellet prices depressed by slumping fines

Seaborne iron ore concentrate and pellet prices plunged further in the week ended Friday May 28 amid downward pressure from the bigger fines segment of the market.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices buck downward trend amid firmer steel values

Iron ore prices rose on Friday May 28 amid strong semi-finished and finished steel prices, driven by firmer demand from end users, sources told Fastmarkets.

FMG eyes December 2022 for Iron Bridge's first iron ore concentrate production

Fortescue Metals Group expects its Iron Bridge Magnetite project in Western Australia to achieve first production by December 2022, it said on Friday May 28.

IRON ORE DAILY: Physical prices down amid limited demand

Iron ore prices went fell on Thursday May 27, due to limited demand in the seaborne market and at Chinese ports.

Chinese state ‘suggestions’ on commodity prices start to cool bullish market

China's relentless "suggestions" to industry that it wants to see stable commodity prices appear to have suppressed speculative behavior and are beginning to cool bullish market conditions, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday May 27.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from May 26

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday May 26 that are worth another look.

HOTTER ON METALS: Bill Gates and the green premium

Bill Gates has a theory about green premiums: He wants to eliminate them entirely.


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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from May 25

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday May 25 that are worth another look.