Articles Tagged "benchmark"

Strong Signs Spur Iron Talks

Iron Investing News reports iron seem to have strong signs in the economy. Rio Tinto has completed the sale of its Corumba iron ore mine in Brazil to mining giant Vale SA for a cash consideration of $750 million. The Corumba sale, which was agreed in January, includes a potash project in Argentina and exploration [...]

Back In The Black

Coal Investing News reports fundamental to its Chinese economy is coal. Coal is heavily linked to other commodity prices, most notably in its use during steel smelting, and coal prices have now risen 30 per cent from their low in March. “For the second half of 2009, there are still risks of tight coal supply,” said [...]

Bernanke Stalls Gold Bulls

Gold Investing News reports gold steadied above $950.00 per ounce. Gold steadied above US$ 950 per ounce on Thursday as the US dollar stayed near a seven-week low against a basket of currencies marked the previous day, maintaining bullion’s allure as an alternative asset. Earlier this month, economic worries encouraged investors to buy the US [...]

Rip Might Show In Coal Supply/Demand

Coal Investing News reports coal stocks in the US have been doing well. Shares in Indonesia’s biggest coal producer, PT Bumi Resources Tbk (BUMI.JK), jumped by as much as 8.4 per cent on Monday on news that China had placed orders to buy 8 million tonnes of coal from it in 2009. “Eight million tonnes [...]

Chinese Mills Turn On the Heat

Iron Investing News reports the heat is on with iron ore purchases. “We’ve never heard of any steel mill in China who has said they wouldn’t prefer a benchmark, as the spot price is dangerously volatile,” he said on the sidelines of a conference. “Those that choose not to follow it, then they have to [...]

Australian govt. backing supports iron

Iron Investing News reports iron is supported by the Australian government. Shares in WA’s mid-west iron ore miners and explorers lifted after the Federal Government committed $339 million towards the $4 billion Oakajee port. The government matched funding offered by the WA state government in its 2009/10 federal budget handed down on Tuesday, bringing the [...]

Iron Market: heading for a glut?

Iron Investing News reports iron market moving towards a gloomy start. “We need to recognise the fundamentals of the market. The market would show that it does need a downward adjustment this year,” said Sam Walsh, head of Rio’s iron ore division. But given the potential for a recovery in industrial demand at some stage [...]