Iron ore demand is increasing among Chinese steel makers and the CISA lead boycott is simply not credible. Iron mining companies recognize this and will not relent from their position, which grows stronger every day that global demand recovers and ore prices rise.
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By Kishori Krishnan Exclusive To Iron Investing News China, the world’s biggest steel producer, is flexing its muscles again. The country is eager to replace the benchmark arrangement price long used by the industry for iron ore imports with one that will give it a bigger say. Last week’s major meeting between the world’s iron [...]
By Kishori Krishnan Exclusive To Iron Investing News The heat is on. Australian miner Fortescue Metals Group (FMG.AX) said on Thursday that Chinese steel mills are unlikely to get a better deal for iron ore purchases than the 33 per cent reduction agreed by Japanese and South Korean rivals. Fortescue, Australia’s third-largest iron ore miner, [...]
By Kishori Krishnan Exclusive to Iron Investing News The talks haven’t borne fruit, as yet. Even as news comes filtering in that China has landed a 40 per cent price cut with the Top Three ore miners, final iron ore talks for fiscal 2009/2010 have yet to see the light of day. Shan Shanghua, secretary-general [...]
By Kishori Krishnan Exclusive to Iron Investing News Rio Tinto Ltd. (LON:RIO) gave a gloomy assessment of global commodity markets Tuesday, saying there is unlikely to be much of a rebound this year and warning the downturn will continue to hit its profits. The downbeat outlook reinforces the company’s message that it needs to proceed [...]
By Kishori Krishnan Exclusive To Iron Investing News The closure of major steel operations in the Hamilton area are set to reverberate around the economy, potentially affecting everyone from iron ore producers in Quebec and Labrador to coal companies in Western Canada. Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. has said it will indefinitely idle operations at [...]
By Kishori Krishnan Exclusive to Iron Investing News The second week of February brings some cheer for the iron ore sector. There are very initial signs that contrary to analysts’ expectations at the start of the year of a drop of about 40 per cent in iron ore prices this year, improving sentiments may not see [...]
By Melissa Pistilli-Exclusive to Iron Investing News The Baltic Dry Index (BDI), what has been referred to as the “canary in the coal mine” for global trade health, rose 7.5 per cent on Friday. This latest development has injected a dose of optimism into the iron ore market. “Indications are that miners have been [...]
By Melissa Pistilli-Exclusive to Iron Investing News BHP Billiton’s hostile takeover bid for rival Rio Tinto finally came to an end last week. On November 25, BHP announced it was dropping its $66 billion bid for Rio due to the current global economic crisis and Rio’s $42.1 billion in debt. The takeover process had begun [...]
By Melissa Pistilli-Exclusive to Iron Investing News Customers of the world’s three largest iron ore producers have asked for shipment deferrals leading the big miners to consider production cutbacks. Vale [NYSE: RIO], the world leader, has cut output by 10 per cent and maintains it will cooperate with customers needs. Rio Tinto [RTP] has also [...]