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RPT-Japan's first electricity futures may spark market shake-up

16 Sep 2019

TOKYO, Sept 13 The Tokyo Commodities Exchange will start trading Japan's first electricity futures on Sept. 17 after delays, a move that may boost competition in Japan's roughly $130 billion power sector after liberalisation.

Japan's first electricity futures may spark market shake-up

13 Sep 2019

TOKYO The Tokyo Commodities Exchange will start trading Japan's first electricity futures on Sept. 17 after delays, a move that may boost competition in Japan's roughly $130 billion power sector after liberalisation.

Mitsui to expand LNG, iron ore assets despite signs of slowing economies

12 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co plans to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) and iron ore assets to meet growing demand in Asia despite signs of a slowing global economy amid a prolonged U.S.-China trade row, its senior executive said.

Japan's retail gold price clambers to highest since 1980 amid global economy jitters

05 Sep 2019

TOKYO The retail price of physical gold in Japan climbed to its highest in nearly 40 years on Thursday, a surge accentuated by fluctuations in the value of the yen but mirroring a global hunt for the safe-haven precious metal amid worries that the U.S.-China trade row could further depress the global economy.

UPDATE 1-Japan's retail gold price clambers to highest since 1980 amid global economy jitters

05 Sep 2019

* Highest level for nearly 40 years amid brisk trading demand

Japan's retail gold price clambers to highest since 1980 amid global economy jitters

05 Sep 2019

* Highest level for nearly 40 years amid brisk trading demand

UPDATE 1-Global producer seeks Q4 aluminium premium of $110/T from Japan buyers

30 Aug 2019

* Buyers seek lower premiums due to weaker demand -sources (Adds quotes and background)

Nippon Steel eyes price hike, plant consolidation to shore up profits

28 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel Corp aims to raise product prices and boost productivity by streamlining its manufacturing structure to help shore up faltering earnings, a senior executive told Reuters.

China's petrochemical expansion to overwhelm Japan, South Korea producers

20 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE/TOKYO A massive surge in China's manufacturing capacity for paraxylene, a petrochemical used to make textile fibres and bottles, could force leading exporters in Japan and South Korea to cut production as early as the second quarter of 2020.

Kansai Electric, Marubeni delay construction of coal-fired power plant

15 Aug 2019

TOKYO, Aug 15 Kansai Electric Power and Marubeni have delayed construction of a 1,300 megawatt coal-fired power plant in northern Japan clouding the station's future, amid a shift away from the most polluting fossil fuel.

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