Capesize

10875

Jan-17
1675.00 18.21%

Panamax

7300

Jan-17
-200.00 -2.67%

Iron Ore

79.625

Jan-17
0.30 0.38%

Sing 380

248.40

Feb-17
#N/A #N/A

Coking Coal

270

Jan-17
35.00 14.89%

Nola Urea

250

Jan-17
0.00 0.00%

Assessing the Pecking Order for 2017

As we ushered in a New Year – the year of the Rooster based on Chinese Zodiac – there are signs that demand for steel making materials may see a change or a re-allocation at least to emerging markets other than China. There is no doubt that China will continue to play a dominant role in the steel complex but its colossal neighbour to the south-west, India may get a bigger share in the months ahead.

OPEC - The King of Poker

If OPEC were a poker player, it would be pretty happy with how it has played its hand in 2016. By agreeing a production cut, it has made a massive commitment to being the credible powerhouse it once was and in the process punished the market that had taken it on.

Fujairah fuel oil contract reaches 1m tonnes traded

FIS has brokered the vast majority of tonnage since launch in May, providing new highly liquid tool for both local and global fuel oil traders. (Pic Vopak)

Looking downstream to trade upstream in the freight market

Trading and news vendors have hugely simplified the process of looking at currency markets, bond markets and stock indices to make real-time decisions. Commodity traders too, can benefit hugely by looking ‘downstream’ to help define market moves they are expecting in the near future.

Coking coal: a Chinese summer - an Indian autumn?

To judge by the recent price moves in coking coal, the commodity seems to be taking a rocket trip to the moon: the only way is up. But the future could be more complicated.

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