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News Grain

US Soyabean Shipments Slow

US exports of corn, wheat and soya combined slipped to a nine-week low of 2.25 Mt in the week ending 7 December, down by 0.75 Mt week-on-week and well below the year-ago level of 3.15 Mt, US Department...

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News Coal

South Korean Coking Coal Imports Increase

 South Korea imported 11.3 Mt of coal in November, up from October’s year-to-date low of 10.9 M but still down slightly year-on-year, IHS Energy reports. The decline was due to a 0.2 Mt drop in steam...

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News Steel

EU Steel Exports Increase

EU steel exports edged up to a four-month high of 2.1 Mt in October, up by 0.3 Mt year-on-year, Eurofer reports. Nevertheless, a weak start to the year meant shipments in January-October were down by 0.8 Mt on the same period in 2016 at 18.8 Mt.

News Oil

Venezuelan PDVSA Makes First Delayed Debt Payments

Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA begun the process of making interest payments on four of its bonds, while suggesting that investors trust the company’s capacity to meet all debt payments, according...

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News Oil

Indian Imports of Iranian Crude Oil Drop to a 21-Month Low in November

India, the world’s third largest crude oil consumer, imported 266K b/d of Iranian crude in November, down 43% or about 200K b/d m-o-m and 55% or 325K b/d y-o-y, in response to Iran’s decision to award...

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News Oil

Chinese Crude Runs Remain at Near-Record Levels in November

Crude runs in Chinese refineries stood at 49.43M metric tonnes in November, down 2.1% m-o-m but still 8% higher y-o-y and 5% higher than the monthly average in 2017 so far. Chinese crude runs for January-November...

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News Economy,Steel

Chinese Steel Output Slows in November

Chinese crude steel production dropped to a nine-month low of 66.2 Mt in November as anti-pollution measures introduced mid-month curtailed output, the National Bureau of Statistics reports. Nevertheless,...

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News Steel

Highest Chinese HRB Price Rises as Steel Output Slows

The Chinese domestic price for hot rolled band (HRB) climbed by $23/t in the two weeks to 13 December to the highest level since February 2013 at $556/t, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker from...

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Event Corporate,Dry Cargo

Bidsted & Co acquired by Simpson Spence Young

Press Release 

London: Thursday December 14th, 2017: Simpson Spence Young, the world’s largest...

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Event Dry Cargo

ACC Coal Trading Conference

Held in New York on 4-5 December, the 16th annual conference organised by the American Coal Council included  a paper on "Seaborne Commodities & Freight Trends" by John Keeshan of SSY USA.

Event Derivatives

SSY Futures Ltd Conclude First Coking Coal Options Trades

Further to our recent release giving details of the increasing tenor of coking coal trades and continuing growth in this market, SSY Futures Ltd is delighted to announce that it has concluded the first...

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Event Derivatives

SSY Futures Ltd See Continuing Progress In The Coking Coal Derivatives Market

SSY Futures Ltd is pleased to report that it is seeing continued growth in the Coking Coal Derivatives market. 13.8 million metric tonnes of Coking Coal derivatives have traded to date this year compared...

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