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26 October 2017: China cuts steel production to tackle pollution

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Latest opinion: 26 Oct 2017

26 Oct 17: China cuts steel production to tackle pollution
China has announced a 50% cut on the existing steel production. This is an effort to curb the expected rise in pollution in the winter when electricity demand peaks.

The recent surge in the Panamax rates looks sustainable in the medium term as demand is propelled by improved coal trade on the Australia-China route.

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Lead Research Analyst, Dry Bulk

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Rahul Sharan

Lead Research Analyst, Dry Bulk

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