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Market Movers

Market Movers, Feb 20-24: China coal policy changes, methanol supply constraints, LNG tender interest

Market Movers, Feb 20-24: China coal policy changes, methanol supply constraints, LNG tender interest

2017-02-20 09:00:37 EST

Here's a quick look at the factors that could move the energy and commodity markets this week.

Platts Market Movers, Feb 13-17: Japanese thermal coal buyers scout for cargoes; reverse arb opens for styrene monomer

Where is the India-China iron ore trade relationship headed?

Platts Market Movers, Feb 6-10: Commodity market activities seen picking up as Asia returns from Lunar New Year holidays


Feature: Global Steel & Scrap Outlook

February 14, 2017
Asian hot rolled coil prices remained stable February 13 on thin liquidity, as high Chinese offers were counteracted by competitive Indian quotations.
Asian HRC muted on high China offers, Indian competition
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Asian HRC muted on high China offers, Indian competition
Asian HRC muted on high China offers, Indian competition
Asian hot rolled coil prices remained stable February 13 on thin liquidity,
Asian rebar rises on soaring Chinese domestic prices
Asian rebar rises on soaring Chinese domestic prices
Spot rebar prices in Asia rose February 13 after a 3-day hiatus as skyrocketing billet and futures pushed the Chinese domestic market higher.


News Headlines

Tokyo (Platts)--20 Feb 2017 941 am EST/1441 GMT
Russian aluminum producer Rusal told Japanese aluminum buyers via an email Monday that it sees the appropriate second quarter contract premium to be $125/mt plus London Metal Exchange cash CIF Japan, market sources said.
Jakarta (Platts)--20 Feb 2017 940 am EST/1440 GMT
Freeport Indonesia expects the dispute over a ban on concentrate exports from its Grasberg copper mine to be resolved but reserves the right to commence arbitration to enforce its contract and seek damages, CEO Freeport-McMoRan president and CED Richard C.
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Podcasts

January 25, 2017
As the Year of the Rooster dawns in China, newly-elected President Donald Trump is getting a running start at steel intensive infrastructure projects in the US and final steel production numbers are out for 2016.
December 20, 2016
It’s the week before Christmas, and the end of the year finds the three wise men of Metals Meltdown reflecting on what’s happened in the global steel industry in 2016 and predicting where production and prices could be headed in 2017.
December 14, 2016
It's been tough going for the secondary aluminum market over the last few months, and an ample alloy supply is weighing on the US market as the year ends.
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The Barrel Blog

February 15, 2017
What some are describing as the Trump Factor appears to be emboldening US steel producers to embark on new capital projects.
January 24, 2017
Nicholas Tolomeo asks: if scrap falls in a forest, and nobody is there to collect it, does it make a sound?
January 30, 2017
Smaller TEU vessels have struggled to find a logical home since the Panama Canal expansion as logistics companies are utilizing the neo-Panamax gauge for economies of scale.
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