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June 2018


Logistics-related issues bring uncertainties to iron ore, coking coal markets

Logistics-related issues bring uncertainties to iron ore, coking coal markets

June 04, 2018 12:30:06 EST (4:42)
Editors Edwin Yeo and Weng Yi Le and analyst Niki Wang discuss the impact of rail disputes and port bottlenecks on steel raw material prices.

May 2018


Platts launches battery grade lithium carbonate price assessment

Platts launches battery grade lithium carbonate price assessment

May 21, 2018 11:55:00 EST (3:01)
S&P Global Platts explains the methodology for its newly-launched battery grade lithium carbonate assessment delivered into North Asia for a minimum purity of 99.5% lithium.

Futures, scrap and impurities: key topics at Singapore Iron Ore Week

Futures, scrap and impurities: key topics at Singapore Iron Ore Week

May 17, 2018 06:10:38 EST (2:52)
The evolution of the iron ore derivatives landscape, such as the internationalization of the Dalian iron ore futures and launch of Shanghai Clearing House's cash-settled iron ore futures, is seen to be among the hottest topics at the Singapore Iron Ore Week.

March 2018


Market Movers Asia, Mar 12-16: All eyes on China's next move after Trump signs steel tariff

Market Movers Asia, Mar 12-16: All eyes on China's next move after Trump signs steel tariff

March 12, 2018 10:30:00 EST (3:04)
Here's a quick look at the factors that could move the energy and commodity markets this week.

January 2018


Will the Chinese steel market be softer in 2018?

Will the Chinese steel market be softer in 2018?

January 18, 2018 10:20:41 EST (3:46)
China's ferrous market has been seeing plenty of volatility in steel, iron ore, and coking coal prices since the start of 2018. What is the market expecting for the rest of the year?

December 2017


Beijing’s winter clampdown on steel is the real deal

Beijing’s winter clampdown on steel is the real deal

December 07, 2017 02:45:19 EST (3:22)
China has turned an unprecedented corner with its plans to curb steel production over November-March for environmental reasons - and it isn’t going back.

September 2017


Tougher to ‘Make in India’ when China steel market is so hot

Tougher to ‘Make in India’ when China steel market is so hot

September 08, 2017 06:00:08 EST (3:02)
For much of the past two years, Indian steelmakers have been obliged to export more steel. But now, they are choosing to do so.

August 2017


Market Movers - Asia, Aug 21-25: Markets keep eye on aluminum after prices soar to near 6-year high

Market Movers - Asia, Aug 21-25: Markets keep eye on aluminum after prices soar to near 6-year high

August 21, 2017 10:30:37 EST (2:55)
Here's a quick look at the factors that could move the energy and commodity markets this week.

Market Movers - Europe, Aug 14-18: Chinese galvanized steel hit by anti-dumping duty

Market Movers - Europe, Aug 14-18: Chinese galvanized steel hit by anti-dumping duty

August 14, 2017 08:33:03 EST (3:09)
Steel markets weigh the impact of anti-dumping measures; concerns persist over petrochemicals supplies; and market participants eye backwardation in European distillates.

July 2017


S&P Global Platts announces merger of TSI-62% and IODEX iron ore indices

S&P Global Platts announces merger of TSI-62% and IODEX iron ore indices

July 17, 2017 14:32:27 EST (6:47)
Overview of the feedback received during the consultation process for the upcoming TSI-62% and IODEX iron ore indices merger and the impact of this merger on the methodologies of the two prices.

Chinese steel and iron ore markets outlook H2 2017

Chinese steel and iron ore markets outlook H2 2017

July 11, 2017 05:00:08 EST (2:57)
Chinese steel mills have been enjoying strong margins as they continue to benefit from the government’s removal of lower quality induction furnaces. Long steel has also been getting a boost from the robust hosing market. But how long will these positive market conditions last?

June 2017


Dramatic growth in ferrous futures complex: Citi’s Rick McIntire

Dramatic growth in ferrous futures complex: Citi’s Rick McIntire

June 01, 2017 15:40:04 EST (3:16)
Rick McIntire, head of metals at Citigroup, offers his thoughts on recent "explosive" growth in the iron ore futures market and how he thinks steel derivatives can catch up.

May 2017


Developed economies still need steel industry: Liberty House executive chairman

Developed economies still need steel industry: Liberty House executive chairman

May 31, 2017 13:35:46 EST (3:18)
Liberty House executive chairman Sanjeev Gupta on the challenges faced by the steel industry. He expects steel and raw materials prices to remain under pressure, but sees opportunities for regional businesses.

Fortescue CEO discusses iron ore outlook at Platts Global Metals Awards

Fortescue CEO discusses iron ore outlook at Platts Global Metals Awards

May 30, 2017 15:29:25 EST (3:10)
Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals Group, gives his view on iron ore prices, the expansion plans of Australian miners and demand for higher grades going forward.

Q1 update on the global steel scrap market

Q1 update on the global steel scrap market

May 23, 2017 10:55:43 EST (3:50)
Stefan Swanepoel, TSI analyst, looks back at the first quarter in the global scrap market and provides an update on the LME scrap contract.

US hot-rolled coil market summary, April/May 2017

US hot-rolled coil market summary, April/May 2017

May 22, 2017 15:07:40 EST (3:03)
Jasmine Kurjakovic, TSI analyst, takes a look at the US hot-rolled coil market in April going into May with a brief look at pricing and an update on the political climate.

S&P Global Platts opens market consultation on TSI-IODEX methodology alignment

S&P Global Platts opens market consultation on TSI-IODEX methodology alignment

May 22, 2017 10:46:59 EST (6:18)
We have opened a market consultation on a proposed merging of TSI-62% and IODEX iron ore price methodologies from January 2, 2018. Ciaran Roe explains the rationale for the proposoal.

US demonstrates allegiance to aluminum, steel through import investigations

US demonstrates allegiance to aluminum, steel through import investigations

May 04, 2017 06:02:10 EST ()
While the Trump administration has been cozying up to steel, it's also showed some love for aluminum. Are Section 232 investigations against imports the start of something real, or just a fling?

March 2017


Post-National People's Congress review: What to look out for in China's energy and commodity markets

Post-National People's Congress review: What to look out for in China's energy and commodity markets

March 27, 2017 12:22:29 EST (2:43)
Sebastian Lewis takes a look at how China's plans, as announced at the recent National People's Congress, could affect energy and commodity markets.

US steelmakers appear poised to benefit from Trump's policies, but opposition exists

US steelmakers appear poised to benefit from Trump's policies, but opposition exists

March 02, 2017 06:02:10 EST (4:19)
American steel producers have had a confidence boost since President Donald Trump was elected, and parts of his address to Congress on Tuesday could bring even more positive sentiment to the US steel market.

February 2017


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

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

February 09, 2017 05:02:10 EST (3:31)
Sui Ling Phang examines how India's relationship with China has evolved over the years in the iron ore space and where it is headed in the near term.

December 2016


The US HRC Market 2016, raw materials, and the effects of the elections on the steel industry

The US HRC Market 2016, raw materials, and the effects of the elections on the steel industry

December 12, 2016 06:58:08 EST (5:55)
We discuss the current trends in the global raw materials market, and discuss the effects the upcoming Trump Presidency may have on the steel industry.

TSI Eye on the Market -- Steel Markets Asia 2016: Poolside discussion

TSI Eye on the Market -- Steel Markets Asia 2016: Poolside discussion

December 05, 2016 07:09:57 EST (5:11)
TSI's Oscar Tarneberg and Jarek Mlodziejewski discuss the status of physical and derivative ferrous markets such as iron ore, coking coal and scrap during Steel Markets Asia 2016 in India.

November 2016


Metallurgical coal price quadruples, rally ripples across dry bulk markets

Metallurgical coal price quadruples, rally ripples across dry bulk markets

November 22, 2016 03:10:27 EST (3:52)
The metallurgical coal market is enjoying a renaissance as prices rise to levels not seen since 2011, and it's giving related dry bulk commodities a boost.

TSI Eye On The Market: Global HRC spread compression and the impact on the rest of the ferrous market

TSI Eye On The Market: Global HRC spread compression and the impact on the rest of the ferrous market

November 08, 2016 05:00:20 EST (11:16)
The spread between TSI’s ASEAN HRC (Chinese exports) Index and TSI’s US HRC Index has dramatically decreased over recent months, tying to two markets ever closer together.

October 2016


TSI Eye on the Market: Assessing ferrous bulk markets' 2016 performance and in contrast with 2015

TSI Eye on the Market: Assessing ferrous bulk markets' 2016 performance and in contrast with 2015

October 31, 2016 07:35:20 EST (12:18)
Tim Hard and Jarek Mlodziejewski take stock of coking coal, iron ore, Turkish scrap and ASEAN HRC margins, as well as how derivatives markets uptake is faring in steelmaking raw materials.

China ADC12 aluminum alloy demand rides on anticipated healthy vehicle output, sales

China ADC12 aluminum alloy demand rides on anticipated healthy vehicle output, sales

October 20, 2016 05:00:00 EST (3:12)
The price of domestic ADC12 aluminum alloy in China is on a steady rise on the back of a healthy demand from the automotive industry.

What's driving the sudden spurt in India's steel demand?

What's driving the sudden spurt in India's steel demand?

October 11, 2016 02:00:00 EST (3:36)
The Indian Steel Association forecasts India's steel consumption to hit 86 million mt in the current fiscal year, 5.3% higher than its demand last year.

August 2016


2016's stellar performer: Met coal prices rise 73% Jan-Aug

2016's stellar performer: Met coal prices rise 73% Jan-Aug

August 30, 2016 05:00:50 EST (3:35)
Video on how China's aim to cut coal capacity, logistical bottlenecks, and a perceived supply tightness in Australia are all contributing to the rise in met coal prices.

How environmental checks in China are affecting steel, metals prices

How environmental checks in China are affecting steel, metals prices

August 29, 2016 05:19:26 EST (9:00)
China's central government has launched environmental inspections across variousregions, affecting output and prices in both upstream and downstream industries.

Asia steel margins in consolidation as China gets soft landing after April price surge

Asia steel margins in consolidation as China gets soft landing after April price surge

August 26, 2016 07:33:26 EST (8:21)
Focusing on steel mill margins in Asia and China which have consolidated over the past two months, as prices stabilized at higher levels than prior the spring surge.

After volatile H1, seaborne iron ore market seen steady in Q3

After volatile H1, seaborne iron ore market seen steady in Q3

August 02, 2016 07:20:50 EST (3:03)
Market sources say the seaborne iron ore market could perform better this quarter, and that prices could remain firm for the rest of 2016.

July 2016


India's auto industry drives steel, aluminum, and polymer demand

India's auto industry drives steel, aluminum, and polymer demand

July 21, 2016 06:31:51 EST (8:48)
How has the rise of India as an automotive manufacturing hub affected demand for various commodities?

India ruffles China with slew of protection measures on steel imports

India ruffles China with slew of protection measures on steel imports

July 12, 2016 07:15:50 EST (3:12)
New anti-dumping investigations started by India have evoked a strong response from China’s commerce ministry.

CISA turnaround towards iron ore financialization sees growing futures interest

CISA turnaround towards iron ore financialization sees growing futures interest

July 05, 2016 17:31:51 EST (7:55)
CISA’s recent iron ore and steel derivatives conference indicates the group’s strong support for its members to join in futures trading.

Have metallurgical coal prices finally hit the bottom?

Have metallurgical coal prices finally hit the bottom?

July 05, 2016 00:01:50 EST (3:21)
Where do you see prices in the next few months?

June 2016


H2 2016: What is the outlook for China's volatile steel market?

H2 2016: What is the outlook for China's volatile steel market?

June 28, 2016 09:45:37 EST (3:26)
Paul Bartholomew looks at the steel price volatility witnessed in the first half of the year and what we could potentially see over the second half of 2016.

Demand steady for China's alumina, but growing supply limits price rise

Demand steady for China's alumina, but growing supply limits price rise

June 10, 2016 06:00:21 EST (11:23)
Alumina prices in China have been on the rise since February--a complete reversal from last year when prices were crashing. Where could prices be headed in H2?

All eyes on China at the Global Metals Awards

All eyes on China at the Global Metals Awards

June 01, 2016 12:36:21 EST (4:29)
Following another successful edition of Platts' flagship metals awards gala, S&P Global Platts editors look back at some of the main topics discussed by the industry's leaders.

May 2016


Price swings prevail in Asian steel, iron ore markets

Price swings prevail in Asian steel, iron ore markets

May 24, 2016 05:00:23 EST (2:55)
Fresh from the SGX Iron Ore Week, Annalisa Jeffries talks about how surprisingly strong the Chinese steel and iron ore markets in 2016.

Platts MVS China Steel Mill Margins show heightened volatility, challenges for steel

Platts MVS China Steel Mill Margins show heightened volatility, challenges for steel

May 10, 2016 12:36:21 EST (6:38)
We assess current trends for steel mill margins in China and for EAF mills in Turkey and the US, and examine the challenges facing global steel markets.

April 2016


World watches as China appears to find floor of ferrochrome market

World watches as China appears to find floor of ferrochrome market

April 26, 2016 09:10:00 EST (3:28)
The significance of China's ferrochrome price is often understated in the market, yet when some of the country's stainless steelmakers rolled over purchase prices for April, the world's markets paid attention.

5 key trends shaping the metallurgical coal market

5 key trends shaping the metallurgical coal market

April 12, 2016 11:10:00 EST (3:29)
What are market participants in the metallurgical coal industry expecting for the rest of 2016? Edwin Yeo shares his findings from a recent Platts survey.

Mini price boom not enough to save Tata Steel UK

Mini price boom not enough to save Tata Steel UK

April 08, 2016 10:40:05 EST (7:16)
Platts editors discuss the problems facing the Tata Steel Port Talbot plant and UK steelmaking in general, with Chinese HRC into the country falling and steel prices on the rise.

March 2016


Strengthening steel prices in China: Sentiment-driven or sustainable recovery?

Strengthening steel prices in China: Sentiment-driven or sustainable recovery?

March 29, 2016 06:12:00 EST (3:01)
Paul Bartholomew examines why China's steel market has been heating up since the start of 2016.

Platts to change assessment process for premium hard coking coal FOB Australia

Platts to change assessment process for premium hard coking coal FOB Australia

March 29, 2016 05:36:00 EST (4:31)
Platts explains the reason behind the price assessment change on premium hard coking coal FOB Australia that will take effect on April 1, 2016.

December 2015


Could the tough period for steel, iron ore markets extend beyond 2016?

Could the tough period for steel, iron ore markets extend beyond 2016?

December 02, 2015 00:01:48 EST (4:51)
Steel market officials, experts share their views on the steel and steel raw materials market's near-term prospects.

Iron ore enters festive season with little to celebrate as prices dip to historic lows

Iron ore enters festive season with little to celebrate as prices dip to historic lows

December 01, 2015 08:02:38 EST (3:21)
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.

November 2015


China: Market economy or not? Many steelmakers elsewhere say no way

China: Market economy or not? Many steelmakers elsewhere say no way

November 24, 2015 05:53:38 EST (4:54)
The possibility of China being accorded market economy status in 2016 has steel groups already sounding the alarm about shrinking output and lost jobs.

July 2015


What will H2 bring to China's struggling steel market?

What will H2 bring to China's struggling steel market?

July 27, 2015 00:01:48 EST (9:15)
Uncertainties hound the Chinese steel market in the second half of 2015 as issues like oversupply and weak end-user steel consumption linger.

June 2015


Few positive signs for steel and iron ore at mid-year point

Few positive signs for steel and iron ore at mid-year point

June 12, 2015 07:00:48 EST (5:13)
Platts editor Paul Bartholomew talks about the steel market's weakness as it continues to weigh on both iron ore demand and prices.

Support seen for nickel as deficit looms, but demand poses uncertainty

Support seen for nickel as deficit looms, but demand poses uncertainty

June 18, 2015 02:00:48 EST (6:47)
Platts editors Yuen Cheng Mok and Vivian Teo share market expectations on nickel prices, the signs pointing to a deficit in the market, and the challenges that could pose demand-side risks.





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