Reuters reported global iron ore prices ended their four-day rally on Thursday, with Metal Bulletin's index dipping $1.74 to $110.96 a tonne.
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The global economy may have slowed, but iron ore will always be in demand, especially in Asian powerhouses China and India. Iron Investing News looks at Canada's Labrador Trough, an iron-ore-producing region that could one day rival market leaders Australia and Brazil.
Iron ore prices hit record highs in early 2011, only to fall in the second half of the year on reduced demand steel demand for China. Nonetheless, iron ore producers seized the opportunity to invest in the expansion of their current iron ore projects across the globe.
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 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 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 [...]
By Melissa Pistilli-Exclusive to Iron Investing News EU objects to BHP takeover of Rio The European Commission (EU) has issued a statement of objections to BHP Billiton Ltd. concerning its hostile takeover of Rio Tinto Inc. The statement outlines the potential competition problems that may result from such a merger. EU anti-trust regulators have voiced concerns [...]
By Melissa Pistilli-Exclusive to Iron Investing News As China’s economic growth began to slow into the third quarter this year, many pointed a finger at factory closures during the Olympics. But now there is little doubt that the spreading global economic crisis is taking a toll on Asia’s largest boom economy. And it’s becoming quite [...]