One billion tons of iron ore headed for China as miners jump

2017-07-14 14:25

Iron ore imports by China this year are on course to exceed 1 billion metric tons by a comfortable margin, breaking 2016’s record.

Iron ore sell-off deepens

2017-06-01 10:06

After a miserable May, iron ore is opening the new month on the back foot.

Iron ore stockpiles hit record in China

2017-05-22 09:07

The record heap of iron ore on China’s doorstep has just gotten even bigger, with the increase in holdings so far this year eclipsing the build up seen over all of 2016.

Iron ore revival snuffed out as 'weakest commodity' drops again

2017-05-08 12:00

Iron ore’s attempt at a rebound has lasted just a few short hours as investor concern over robust supplies, including near-record port stockpiles combined to snuff out the brief gain.

Young Manngwe Mining set to escalate output

2017-04-30 07:35

Junior mining firm Manngwe Mining is aiming to increase its iron ore output more than sevenfold within the next five years to almost 5 million tons.

Anglo American iron ore, diamond output shines

2017-04-24 11:38

Anglo American’s iron ore and diamond output has risen after production increased at its Minas Rio mine in Brazil and the gem market improved.

Robots on the rise at Kumba

2017-02-19 07:23

Kumba Iron Ore has put R500m into innovative technology to reduce the costs of surveying and drilling.

Thabazimbi mine to be transferred to ArcelorMittal

2017-02-09 17:23

Sishen Iron Ore - a subsidiary of Kumba Iron Ore - and ArcelorMittal SA have entered into an agreement to transfer Thabazimbi mine to AMSA.

Iron ore's Trump up gains seen at risk after near-doubling

2016-11-11 12:14

Iron ore, a pacesetter of 2016’s rally in commodities, may be headed for a fall.

Iron ore hoisted on coal's record rally in China

2016-10-25 14:42

Iron ore is surging thanks to its bulk-commodity compatriot, coal.


Iron ore outlook cut back by Morgan Stanley for rest of year

2017-06-27 08:47

Iron ore forecasts at Morgan Stanley have been chopped back for the remainder of the year, with the bank flagging prospects for rising low-cost production.

Iron and metals slump as Moody's puts China's debt in spotlight

2017-05-24 09:26

Iron ore has led a slump in commodities after Moody’s Investor Service downgraded China’s credit rating, highlighting the challenge in maintaining growth while controlling debt.

Platinum production continues to ride wave - data

2017-05-11 13:00

Platinum is the highest contributor to overall mining production for the second consecutive month, following its slump.

Iron ore routed as 'centre of gravity' seen in constant decline

2017-05-04 14:26

Iron ore is in full-scale retreat, with futures in China plunging to end limit-down on investor concern about the outlook for demand in the world’s top user.

Top iron ore forecaster says prices will sink back below $50

2017-04-24 17:15

Iron ore is destined to retreat back below $50 a metric tonne next year, according to a top forecaster who warned that weakening prices will encourage the sale of inventories.

Iron ore takes a battering as bear market engulfs China futures

2017-03-22 13:14

Iron ore is getting battered. After rounds of warnings that this year’s rally may be overdone, the raw material is in retreat.

Iron ore powers back to $100 in China

2017-02-10 09:51

Iron ore keeps getting told the end may be nigh: so far in 2017, the response has been that the end’s just another high.

R675m investment in Northern Cape mining

2017-02-08 14:12

UK firm Interalloys Trading plans to ramp up production at its Rooinekke iron-ore mine near Griekwastad in the Northern Cape.

Vale tops estimates as iron mine costs fall

2016-10-27 11:13

Vale has reported earnings that beat analysts’ estimates as the world’s biggest iron-ore miner benefits from lower costs, higher prices and record production.

Iron ore hits the skids as miners, banks wrangle over supply

2016-09-15 09:58

After a stellar run in 2016, iron ore has hit a rough patch, the prospect of a slump below $50 a metric ton is now back in view after the longest losing streak.

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