Rocking the boat


Trump ramps up pressure on China over oil exports to N Korea

Donald Trump is putting pressure on China to cut off oil exports to Pyongya

Gas shortages spread in south and west China

Gas shortages are spreading to industrial sectors in southern and western China after authorities i

Sinopec sues Venezuelan partner over unpaid debts

One of China's biggest state-owned oil companies is suing its Venezuelan counterpart in a US court,

China moves to control natural gas prices amid shortages

China's top economic planner is moving to rein in natural gas prices, as the country experien

US fires another shot at China over trade

The Trump administration launched a fresh trade attack against China on Tuesday, with Washington in

China moves to stabilize coal prices

China's state planner has called on coal miners and power producers to work more closely toge

Xi pledges China will import more US products

President Xi Jinping pledged Thursday to import more US agricultural produce and energy products an

China Energy inks $84 billion West Virginia shale gas deal

China Energy Investment Corp, the world's largest power company by asset value, has signed a memora

Sinopec looking to sell Argentina assets

Advisers to China's Sinopec have offered its oil assets in Argentina to about a dozen potential sui

China buys N Korean coal before UN deadline

China resumed North Korean coal imports in August after a nearly half-year hiatus, just before a to

Recent SOE profits may be unsustainable

Despite talk of a "zombie economy," China's state-owned enterprises have enjoyed a sharp rebound in

PetroChina profits surge, denies N America withdrawal

PetroChina, China's biggest oil and gas producer, Thursday reported a better-than-expected first ha

Copper hits two-year high on possible China scrap ban

Copper jumped to its highest level in two years on reports that China could ban imports of scrap me

Vietnam renews India oil deal in disputed waters

Vietnam has extended an Indian oil concession in the South China Sea and begun drilling in another

China's oil giants in gas pump price war

Chinese state oil giants Sinopec and PetroChina are waging war at the nation's gas pumps, slashing

Tangshan begins new steel crackdown

The major Chinese steel city of Tangshan has launched a fresh crackdown on mills that illegally res

Investors back ownership reforms for Baowu Steel

Fund managers and steel companies have invested more than 1 billion yuan in China Baowu Steel Group

US steel industry says imports national security threat

The US steel industry is pushing the Trump administration to take a sweeping view of what constitut

China's oil giants commit to investment boost

China's dominant oil firms have loosened their investment purse strings, apparently confident that

China New Silk Road 2016 investment fell

Investment in China's "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI) declined last year, according to several mea

China commodities prices drop as liquidity tightens

The price of iron ore in Dalian led a charge lower by China commodities on Thursday as short-term b

Growth slows in China's industrial companies

China's industrial companies saw their combined earnings growth slow in March, as moderation in com

BP sells China plant to Sinopec for $1.68bn

BP has agreed to sell one of its biggest investments in China to Sinopec for $1.68bn, as it seeks t

Trump administration launches aluminum imports probe

The Trump administration launched a wide-ranging probe of aluminum imports that could end in broad

China steel association hits back at Trump trade moves

China's steel industry association has spoken out against protectionism in the wake of a high-profi

China removes 29 steel makers from 'qualified' list

China said Monday it removed 29 firms from its list of "qualified steel makers" - the first time it

China gathers consortium for Saudi Aramco IPO

China is creating a consortium, including state-owned oil giants and banks and its sovereign wealth

EU slaps new anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel

The European Union slapped Chinese steel imports with new anti-dumping duties Thursday, heightening

China becomes top buyer of US crude

China became the biggest buyer of US crude oil in February, surpassing Canada, at a time when OPEC


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