Yuka Obayashi

Some Japanese aluminum buyers agree second quarter premium at $105/T: sources

11 Mar 2019

TOKYO Some Japanese aluminum buyers have agreed to pay a premium of $105 per tonne for shipments in April to June, reflecting higher local spot premiums, four sources directly involved in the pricing talks said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Some Japanese aluminium buyers agree Q2 premium at $105/T-sources

11 Mar 2019

* Deal marks 24-27 pct hike from Q1 and first rise in 3 quarters

Nippon Steel aims for output near 11 million tonnes a quarter for 2019-20

24 Feb 2019

TOKYO Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal aims to boost crude steel output to nearly 11 million tonnes a quarter in the year from April 1, after system troubles cut production and its profit outlook this year, a senior executive said.

UPDATE 1-Marubeni books record 9-month profit though one-off losses loom

07 Feb 2019

* April-Dec net profit grows 33 pct y/y to record 219.6 bln yen

Nippon Steel cuts full-year profit forecast by 6 percent on lower output

06 Feb 2019

TOKYO Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp on Wednesday warned its annual profit would be 6 percent less than previously forecast, citing lower crude steel output for the financial year ending on March 31.

UPDATE 1-Nippon Steel cuts full-year profit forecast by 6 pct on lower output

06 Feb 2019

* Cuts FY steel output forecast to 41.3 mln T from 42.1 mln T

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Trading house Mitsubishi maintains full-year profit forecast

05 Feb 2019

TOKYO, Feb 5 Japan's biggest trading house Mitsubishi Corp on Tuesday posted a 6 percent rise in its April-December net profit thanks to higher income from energy operations, and stuck to its record profit forecast for the year despite one-off losses.

Japan's Mitsui trims FY profit outlook, to keep stake in Vale

01 Feb 2019

TOKYO, Feb 1 Mitsui & Co on Friday cut full-year profit forecast by 2 percent due to the absence of a dividend from Vale, but the Japanese trading house does not plan to change its holding in the Brazilian miner, a company executive said.

Tokyo Gas CEO says to step up overseas LNG investment

29 Jan 2019

TOKYO Japanese gas distributor Tokyo Gas will target investment in overseas infrastructure projects in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable energy to boost its offshore earnings, its chief executive said.

Japanese refiners load first Iran oil cargo since U.S. sanctions

21 Jan 2019

TOKYO/LONDON Japanese refiners have loaded Iranian oil onto a tanker, resuming imports after halting purchases because of sanctions by the United States, a spokesman for a Japanese refinery and an Iranian official said on Monday.

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