Seaborne iron ore prices hit $42.50/dmt CFR North China on November 30, the lowest ever recorded since Platts started assessing it in 2008.
The possibility of China being accorded market economy status in 2016 has steel groups already sounding the alarm about shrinking output and lost jobs.
Editor Sambit Mohanty delves into the factors driving India's oil productconsumption and looks at demand growth sustainability.
Following a two-month consultation period that ended October 30, Platts is moving forward with some substantial changes to its Dubai and Oman crude oil benchmarks.
Is the worst over for the Newcastle thermal coal market?
European thermal coal market spot prices, despite an extended bear-run, are at a distinct premium to those further out. With the forward curve having lifted into pronounced backwardation, Gareth Carpenter outlines the root factors supporting European spot prices.
The first greenfield ethylene and polyethylene facility to hit North America in more than a decade could disrupt US resin exports.
Platts editor Abache Abreu says China's new policy on domestic gas prices for non-residential users could potentially boost gas consumption in downstream industries such as power, manufacturing, transport and services.
Chris Pedersen examines the disconnect between US gas supply and demand with an eye on the winter and asks whether markets could see an uptick in volatility, as well as where average prices could be in the first quarter of 2016.
With generation capacity margins shrinking, commentators are debating what it will take to keep the lights on in the UK this winter. Henry Edwardes-Evans steps back from the speculation and looks at what the powerdata is actually telling us.
Costs are coming down for offshore wind technology, but, as Henry Edwardes-Evans and Anuradha Ramanathan discuss in this video, the window of opportunity is shrinking because subsidies are finite and development is restricted.
Freight rates have improved this year, but as with any commodity, there's no crystal ball to tell the market for sure if current price trends are sustainable.
Platts editors examine the state of the dry bulk market as bunker fuel prices see a phenomenal drop.
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