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News Oil

US Rig Count Edges Higher for 7th Time in the Last 8 Weeks

US drillers added four oil rigs in the week ending 16 March 2018, bringing the total count to 800, up 169 rigs y-o-y. Reuter reports. This was the seventh time in the last 8 weeks where the rig count...

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News Grain

US Weekly Grain Shipments

US exports of corn, wheat and soyabeans combined climbed to a four-week high of 2.64 Mt in the week ending 8 March, up by 0.21 Mt week-on-week, as corn shipments accelerated to the highest level since...

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News Coal

South Korea’s Coal Imports Slow

South Korean coal imports slipped to a three-month low of 11.5 Mt in February, down by 0.8 Mt year-on-year, IHS reports. There was a 0.6 Mt decline in imports of steam coal and anthracite combined,...

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News Economy

US Industrial Production

Annual US industrial production growth accelerated to 4.4% in February, up from 3.7% in January and a three-year high, the US Census Bureau reports. This was in part driven by faster growth in the mining and raw materials sector where the coal, oil and gas industries performed strongly.

News Coal,Minor Bulks

Indonesian Coal & Nickel Ore Exports Increase

Indonesian coal exports climbed to a three-month high of 34.7 Mt in January up by 3.3 Mt year-on-year, Bank Indonesia data show. Nickel ore exports also strengthened, rising to the highest level since...

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News Oil

Global Oil Demand Estimate is Raised, Supply Surges on US Growth

Global oil demand is expected to rise to 99.3M b/d in 2018, up 1.5M b/d y-o-y and 0.1M b/d higher compared to last month’s forecast, according to the IEA’s latest Oil Market Report. However, supply...

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News Steel

Chinese Steel Production Growth Accelerates

Chinese crude steel production expanded by 5.9% year-on-year to 136.8 Mt in January-February, the National Bureau of Statistics reports. This also represented the highest implied daily rate of production since October 2017.

News Steel

US HRB Price Continues to Soar

The US domestic price for hot rolled band (HRB) surged to the highest level since May 2011 on 14 March at $894/t, an increase of $56/t over the past two weeks, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker...

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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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