In these days of gloom and negativity, it’s time we had a little fun. Trust the team at AZ China to lead the way…. Announcing the Black China “2009 coke price” contest! The idea is that you the readers of this blog submit your guess as to what you think the average price will be […]
Thank you to all of you whom we met during TMS last week. We had an excellent exchange of views and information. More importantly, it was good to catch up with so many old friends, and to make some new friends. Generally, the mood of the conference was somewhere between gloomy and determined. We found […]
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Well known carbon identity Michael Wrotniak was in China recently, so I took the opportunity to catch up with him and get his views on the current market. Michael is Managing Director of Aminco Resources, one of the leading China anode exporters, although he is also very active in coke and pitch exports. […]
The following story comes from Bloomberg. In fact this story has been circulating around Beijing for a couple of weeks. According to our sources, Xiong has already taken over from Xiao. Mr. Xiao has effectively been “kicked upstairs”, as he has been promoted to the State Council, joing the most senior ranks of China’s Communist […]
The following article appears courtesy of Bloomberg. It talks about Capesize and Panamax vessels, which are good for alumina cargoes. There is no mention of Handy sized vessels, but one would assume there has been a similar uptick. February 5, 2009 – 8:16AM The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of shipping costs for commodities, rose […]