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Steel Markets Asia 2016: Poolside discussion

2016-12-05 07:09:57 EST

TSI's Oscar Tarneberg and Jarek Mlodziejewski discuss the status of physical and derivative ferrous markets such as iron ore, coking coal and scrap during Steel Markets Asia 2016 in India.

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London (Platts)--5 Dec 2016 1001 am EST/1501 GMT
German and French day-ahead power prices rose Monday amid low wind output, but contracts further out continued to fall with the mild weather outlook now stretching into the week before Christmas, while forward power fell further with EUA carbon allowances now trading just above their lowest in three years, after falling over 30% since mid-November, according to sources.
New Delhi (Platts)--5 Dec 2016 854 am EST/1354 GMT
OPEC has invited 14 non-OPEC oil producers to finalize details of coordinated cuts on Saturday December 10, at the oil producer group's headquarters in Vienna, secretary general Mohammad Barkindo said Monday.
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The Barrel Blog

December 01, 2016
To their surprise, delegates and speakers flying into Mumbai last month for Platts Steel Markets Asia conference were witnesses to history in the making.
December 05, 2016
Egypt hopes OPEC’s move to cut oil output will actually breathe life into the moribund traffic in its Suez Canal and provide badly needed foreign currency.
December 01, 2016
To their surprise, delegates and speakers flying into Mumbai last month for Platts Steel Markets Asia conference were witnesses to history in the making.
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Feature: US Election 2016

November 18, 2016
Asian refiners are hopeful that US President-elect Donald Trump's policies might boost US crude production and back out imports, leading to an increase in available crude supply halfway around the world. But, sources say, US crudes will remain an arbitrage choice and how much of it comes to Asia will depend on economics.
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Perception of improving US economy may drive brisker 2017 copper demand: sources
An infusion of US infrastructure spending promised by President-elect Trump is unlikely to translate into actual projects using copper until 2018, according to industry sources.
US elections have 'marginal effect' on coal in 2017 as demand key
The US elections could have only a "marginal effect" in 2017 on the coal industry, although market tailwinds could still provide a boost, according to analysts.

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Published February 2016

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