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Complications result from China’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions

The country’s move to reduce carbon emissions has led to a string of economic challenges The world is close to facing a dire shortage of coal, an aftereffect of China’s ambitious carbon emission plans. While nobody can fault China for its climate-centred initiatives, many enterprises wound up facing liquidation possibilities. …

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China’s extreme measures that caused the iron ore plunge


Steel mills suffered power outages, not to mention increased maintenance activities The industry may be seeing extremes of China’s vow to cut steel output, which badly impacted real estate developer Evergrande. Its ripple into the iron ore sector is equally worrying. Unclear steel outlook If President Xi’s pledge to not …

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The tricky battle behind Australian iron ore exports


Iron ore producers competing for fair export allocation at Port Hedland The country’s iron ore export performance has been fluctuating from China’s steel output curbs. While the industry worries over plummeting revenue, competition from fellow producers is another to panic about. Battle of the 4 Early this month, shipments from …

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One more shipowner capped its spot rates

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Shortly after French player, CMA CGM announced the halt, Hapag-Lloyd followed suit French shipowner, CMA CGM, declared its decision to stop further increases in spot freight rates for all services until 1 February 2022. The company cited client relationship takes precedence over revenue. Shortly after, German player Hapag-Lloyd declared the …

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China’s stalled construction further threatens Australia’s iron ore exports

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Australia’s high iron ore exports to China may dissipate from halted construction works China’s reliance on Australia’s iron ore appeared to have taken a turn for the worse. The latter’s position as the top producer and exporter for China is back to shaky. China’s record import rates China reportedly imported …

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