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Yuko Inoue

Japan's Pan Pacific cuts 2013 China copper premium by 15 percent: source

Oct 04 2012

TOKYO Japan's biggest copper smelter, Pan Pacific Copper , is in talks with buyers in China to slash its term premium for 2013 shipments by 15 percent from last year, a source familiar with the matter said, as demand slows in the metal's top consumer.

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo eyes more cost cuts as debuts in weak market

Sep 30 2012

TOKYO The head of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp said the newly merged company forming the world's second-biggest steelmaker will embark on further cost cutting in a bid to counter a slump in the price of the metal.

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo eyes more cost cuts as debuts in weak market

Sep 30 2012

TOKYO, Oct 1 The head of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp said the newly merged company forming the world's second-biggest steelmaker will embark on further cost cutting in a bid to counter a slump in the price of the metal.

Asia thermal coal price near floor -Chubu Electric unit

Sep 06 2012

NAGOYA, Sept 6 Asian thermal coal prices are near their floor and any further steep price fall is unlikely, the head of Chubu Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd (CET), a coal trading unit of Japan's second-biggest coal buyer Chubu Electric Power Co, said.

Mitsui extends loan period for Codelco's potential purchase of Anglo Sur

Aug 02 2012

TOKYO Japan's Mitsui & Co has agreed to extend by one month a loan commitment to Codelco to fund the possible purchase of a stake in Anglo American Plc's Chilean copper properties, which are the subject of a legal dispute, a source familiar with the deal said.

Japan's Sojitz aims to triple Mongolian coal sales to China

Jun 20 2012

TOKYO Sojitz Corp , Japan's third-biggest coal trader, aims to more than triple Mongolian coal sales to China within three years as it seeks to handle 10 percent of the country's growing sales of the mineral to the world's top consumer.

Japan approves renewable subsidies in shift from nuclear power

Jun 18 2012

TOKYO Japan approved on Monday incentives for renewable energy that could unleash billions of dollars in clean-energy investment and help the world's third-biggest economy shift away from a reliance on nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster.

Japan approves renewable subsidies in shift from nuclear power

Jun 17 2012

TOKYO Japan approved on Monday incentives for renewable energy that could unleash billions of dollars in clean-energy investment and help the world's third-biggest economy shift away from a reliance on nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster.

Marubeni buys Gavilon for $3.6 billion as it eyes China

May 29 2012

TOKYO Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp will buy U.S. grain merchant Gavilon for $3.6 billion, a landmark deal that may put it in pole position to benefit from China's booming demand for imported corn from the world's biggest supplier.

Japan's Marubeni says to buy Gavilon for $3.6 billion

May 29 2012

TOKYO Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp is to buy U.S. grains merchant Gavilon for $3.6 billion, the company said on Tuesday, deepening its control of grain supplies from North America, the world's top export hub.

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