* Steel futures up for second straight session
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MANILA, Aug 23 Chinese iron ore futures extended
a rebound in early Friday trading from a steep selloff this
week, but gains were limited by pessimism about demand prospects
for the steelmaking ingredient.
* China to launch coking coal, coke options
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MANILA, Aug 22 Dalian iron ore futures extended
their losses into a sixth session on Thursday amid fresh reports
about stepped-up steel production curbs in top producer China,
while the front-month contract in Singapore traded below $80 a
* Coke ends at weakest in nearly 5 months
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MANILA, Aug 21 Iron ore futures in China sank to
their lowest in 10 weeks on Wednesday, extending losses along
with coke, after mining giant BHP Group gave a downbeat
outlook for steelmaking raw material prices.
MANILA, Aug 20 Iron ore futures in China fell
for a fourth straight session on Tuesday as supply concerns
eased, while stepped-up production curbs in top steelmaking city
of Tangshan added more pressure.
MANILA, Aug 20 Iron ore futures in China were on
track for their fourth consecutive session of losses on Tuesday
as supply concerns eased, while stepped-up production curbs in
top steelmaking city of Tangshan added some pressure.
* China rate reforms seen cutting corporate borrowing costs
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MANILA, Aug 19 Dalian and Singapore iron ore
futures rose on Monday, buoyed along with other Asian steel
benchmarks as fresh moves by China's central bank to prop up its
slowing economy lifted the overall mood in financial markets.