Capesize

13750

May-17
450.00 3.38%

Panamax

8300

May-17
-200.00 -2.35%

Iron Ore

61.5

May-17
-0.50 -0.81%

Sing 380

292.65

Jun-17

Coking Coal

177

May-17
1.00 0.57%

Nola Urea

172

May-17
3.00 1.78%

OPEC – Buying the rumour or selling the fact?

A rise of 15% in the July Brent futures since the May 5 this year has seen money managers once again place long bets on OPEC extending production cuts at this Friday’s meeting. But the real challenge OPEC is facing is one of expectation.

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)

China - slowing or slumbering?

The world’s second largest economy seems to be suffering from a bout of 'flu with signs and symptoms emerging of an imminent slowdown after the labour day holidays. But will the quarter's hiccups be short-term in nature - with clearer market direction after the upcoming One Belt One Road conference?

Are FFAs set to go electronic?

An e-revolution is stirring once again in the Forward Freight Agreement market with players at Singapore Iron Ore Week debating whether to plug into electronic platforms or maintain the status quo.

China saves the day for coking coal supply woes

Like a knight in shining armour, China has saved the damsel in distress – the coking coal market – by changing roles from a net importer to an exporter and in the process keeping the market afloat. Pic: Gillianne Tedder/Bloomberg News

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