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.
* Deal marks 24-27 pct hike from Q1 and first rise in 3
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.
* April-Dec net profit grows 33 pct y/y to record 219.6 bln
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.
* Cuts FY steel output forecast to 41.3 mln T from 42.1 mln
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.
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 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.
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.