Business / Iron and steel industry

Sino Iron begins ore production

[2012-11-20 10:30]

CITIC Pacific Limited said the load commissioning of the first production line and the common facilities of its Sino Iron project in Western Australia had been achieved.

China's steel industry faces reshuffle

[2012-11-27 14:15]

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said it will unleash a new guidance for restructuring China's key manufacturers.

BHP won't cut iron ore annual output target

[2012-11-08 10:18]

BHP Billiton Ltd will not cut its iron ore annual output target this year, despite shrinking demand as China's economy slows down.

Steel industry outlook worrisome

[2012-11-03 10:15]

China's steel industry is a big cause for concern in the fourth quarter due to shrinking demand and heavy losses, according to an industry official.

Hanlong closer to African iron ore mine

[2012-08-29 10:24]

Hanlong, a private Chinese mining firm, on Tuesday said its lower offer in the acquisition of Australia's Sundance Resources has been accepted.

China's demand for metals to gain in H1

[2012-08-24 13:41]

Metals consumption in China is expected to climb in the second half on easier availability of credit and rising investment and seasonal demand.

Steel prices fall to lowest level in three years

[2012-08-23 15:48]

Domestic steel prices fell to 3,670 yuan ($583) a metric ton on Aug 21, the lowest level in three years, according to a report.

China's steel output slows, prices drop

[2012-08-20 09:21]

China's steel output growth slowed in July and prices of steel products have continued to drop, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.

Iron ore prices slide on weak demand

[2012-08-15 09:47]

Import prices of iron ore continued to decline due to slowing demand, according to Xinhua's latest iron ore price report released on Tuesday.

Baosteel cuts main steel products prices

[2012-08-13 17:51]

China's biggest listed steelmaker Baoshan Iron & Steel Co Ltd will slash the prices of its main products for September bookings by up to 3.4 percent.

Iron and steel industry continues deterioration

[2012-07-30 16:48]

The profitability of large and medium-sized steel enterprises included in the scope of China Iron and Steel Association’s statistics once again slipped to negative growth in June.

Iron ore stocks hit record high

[2012-07-20 09:36]

Iron ore inventories in China reached a record high of about 100 million metric tons due to shrinking downstream demand.

Chinese steel maker lowers profit goal

[2012-07-19 15:32]

Wuhan Iron and Steel Group Co cut its profit goal for the entire year from 3 billion yuan ($476 million) to 1.6 billion yuan on Wednesday amid a slowdown in the economy.

Spot iron ore prices hit 8-month low

[2012-07-19 10:18]

Price offers for imported spot iron ore cargoes in top buyer China fell further on Wednesday after the benchmark rate hit its lowest since November.

Iron ore drops to lowest price since May 

[2012-07-18 11:16]

Iron ore prices fell to the lowest point in almost two months as Europe's debt crisis slowed global growth and curbed demand in China.

Iron ore prices face downward pressure in China

[2012-07-18 09:10]

Iron ore stockpiles at 25 major ports in China continued to climb in the week ending July 16, as an economic slowdown discouraged steel factories from expanding production.

Steel prices face downward pressures

[2012-07-17 17:29]

China's steel products used for construction slumped during the week from July 9 to July 13.

Steel industry downturn to continue in H2

[2012-07-11 09:56]

China's steel industry, already experiencing a big drop in profits since the turn of the year, will continue to face a downturn in the second half.

Imported iron ore prices flat on sluggish demand

[2012-07-11 09:50]

Imported iron ore prices stayed unchanged in the week ending on July 9, as steel factories and traders lacked impetus for purchases amid a sluggish steel market.

Hebei Steel invests in Canadian iron ore miner

[2012-07-09 15:45]

Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co got approval from the National Development and Reform Commission to invest in Canadian iron ore developer Alderon Iron Ore Corp.

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