Capesize

17950

Sep-17
0.00 0.00%

Panamax

11175

Sep-17
225.00 2.05%

Iron Ore

76.5

Sep-17
0.85 1.12%

Sing 380

278.25

Oct-17

Coking Coal

208

Sep-17
0.00 0.00%

Nola Urea

212.5

Sep-17
0.00 0.00%

Dry Bulk Derivatives – 2017 Mid-Year Report

Iron Ore continues to attract strong trading and open interest | Steel producers switching to HRB may find current profit levels unsustainable | Coking Coal sees returning profitability despite high stockpiles | Scrapping has fallen and newbuildings risen but the Freight market has potential to find support.

Dry Bulk FFA market - Charging back with a vengeance

After a wild bear chase last week, the bulls came charging back to drive freight rates back up again toward the 1,000 points level on Baltic Dry Index (BDI). Spearheading the bull charge were Capesize rates which totally reversed course from last week’s bearish tone into a dash forward this week.

FIS Market Review: Steel margins lift the mood

Sitting on margins of RMB 800-1,000/mt from steel making, China's steel mills have a decent amount of purchasing power to import raw materials.

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Gunning for One Belt One Road

China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) project might prove to be just the right catalyst to lift the recent bearish market sentiment in the steel and iron ore markets. At a forum held 14-15 May, China’s president Xi Jinping pledged to inject an additional USD124 billion into plans for a new Silk Road. (Image: The Economist)

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