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China releases first monthly nonferrous metals index
China released its first monthly nonferrous metals climate index on Wednesday against a background of weak demand, falling prices and industrial losses, in an attempt to have a bigger say on commodity prices in the international market.

China's rare earth firm Q1 profit slumps 70 pct
China's major rare earth producer Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Group said its net profit slumped 71.71 percent year on year to 69.38 million yuan ($11.26 million) in the first quarter of 2014.

Import volume of iron ore at Taicang Port surges
The continuous fall in the price of imported iron ore has boosted its import volume at Taicang Port. According to statistics from the Taicang inspection and quarantine bureau, in the first quarter of this year, about 6.87 tons of iron ore worth $830 million was imported through Taicang Port, with a year-on-year growth of 61 percent and 60 percent, respectively.


· Hottest news review on Chinamining.org in March, 2014

· China releases first monthly nonferrous metals index

· China's plan for iron ore giants hard to make the grade

· China's rare earth firm Q1 profit slumps 70 pct

· China may have 1,000 tonnes of gold tied in financing - WGC

· Rise seen in nation's use of gold for financing

· Canada to expand uranium exports to China: ambassador

· Group to buy idle MMG nickel mine in Australia

Int'l Highlights

· Ghana bans export of scrap ferrous metal to support local industry

· Guinea gold mine collapse kills at least six: local official

· Over 50 mln tons of hard coal imported to Germany in 2013

· Spain passes 2014 coal payments in preparation for shutdowns

· Brazil's March iron ore exports to China rise 4% year on year: government

· Evraz Q1 Crude Steel Production Declines - Quick Facts

· Kazakhmys Completes Koksay Acquisition From CCC Mining Construction

· Coal Returns to German Utilities Replacing Lost Nuclear

Mining Market

· Import volume of iron ore at Taicang Port surges

· China steel, iron ore slip as GDP hits 18-month low

· China's March daily steel output at record, but set to slow

· Combined coal stocks at China's key Bohai sea ports down 3.8% on week

· Chinese gold demand may rise 20% by 2017: WGC

· China Power-Station Coal Price Rebounding From Five-Year Low

· China rebar, iron ore extend losses on weak demand outlook

· M&A plans limited over next 3 years

New Energy

· Offshore wind power sector predicts rebound

· China should lead in clean-energy debate: executive

· China remains leading destination for clean energy investment

· Mass clean energy discovered in NW China

· China progressing in shale gas equipment development

· Domestic innovation aids China's push for shale gas

· China's geothermal energy could replace coal

· Output target of shale gas in 2015 to be met


· China's Q1 fixed-asset investment up 17.6 pct

· China's Q1 industrial added value up 8.7 pct

· GDP rises 7.4 pct, beats market expectations

· China's power consumption rises 5.4 percent in Q1

· China set to elevate environment over development in new law

· China says to ease restrictions on overseas investments

· China, Russia vow to deepen energy cooperation

· Caofeidian zone faces competition

Related industry

· China builds up nuclear power grid

· China's chemical industry's value-added output up 12.1% in Jan-Feb

· China's cement output up 2.4% in Jan-Feb

· Chinese company funds cement plant upgrade in Zimbabwe

· China Shipping sees 2.3 bln yuan loss in 2013

· China's electricity consumption up 13.7% in Feb

· Nation's power use slows

· China's Huaneng Power posts strong profit in 2013

Investment News

· Southern agrees to coal research with Chinese firm

· China Molybdenum to Sell 70% of Kunyu Mining to Zijin Mining

· Sinopec to pay $1.2b for stakes in Lukoil projects

· Chinalco's Peru copper mine resumes operations

· Minmetals Group Buys Glencore Peru Copper Mine for $5.85 Billion

· China Kingho has partners for $6 bln-plus ore investment in Sierra Leone

· China's Shenhua to invest in cross-border rail link from Mongolia

· Baosteel closer to Aquila project deal

Companies News

· Ximen Mining Corp to List on OTC QX

· Metallurgical Corp of China signs RMB 73.6 bln deals in Q1

· PetroChina's Lanzhou refinery contaminates city's tap water: reports

· Baosteel says to launch a $644 million exchangeable bond

· CNOOC eyes private capital for expansion

· Sinopec hikes East China ex-works benzene price first time in 2014, raising to Yuan 8,200/mt

· China Shenhua's profit down 5.8% in 2013

· Zijin to Look at Shale Gas, Mine Acquisitions as Gold Drops

Policy News

· China to change coal tax to price basis this year: Tax chief

· China scraps tariffs on oil exploration facilities

· China's commerce ministry to weigh in on global mergers with new rules

· China's coal tax reform on track

· China tightens rules for coal industry

· China Drafting Rare Earth Rules on Mining, Association Says

· Tariffs cut for coal plants

· New guideline on coal mine safety released

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