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UPDATE 1-Japan Q4 aluminium premiums fall amid ample supplies and soft demand

27 Sep 2019

* Producers come down from initial offers of $105-115/T (Adds quotes and background)

JERA renegotiates LNG contracts to drop destination clause - executive

20 Sep 2019

TOKYO, Sept 20 JERA, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has renegotiated some of its contracts with suppliers to drop clauses that restrict where the cargoes can be sold, in a move to gain more flexibility, an executive told Reuters

Japan's Pan Pacific sees global copper shortage shrinking in 2020

20 Sep 2019

TOKYO Pan Pacific Copper (PPC), Japan's top copper smelter, expects a global shortage in copper to be less acute next year as top consumer China's output increases and its demand growth softens amid the prolonged U.S.-Sino trade row, a company official said.

RPT-Japan's first electricity futures may spark market shake-up

16 Sep 2019

TOKYO, Sept 13 The Tokyo Commodities Exchange will start trading Japan's first electricity futures on Sept. 17 after delays, a move that may boost competition in Japan's roughly $130 billion power sector after liberalisation.

Japan's first electricity futures may spark market shake-up

13 Sep 2019

TOKYO The Tokyo Commodities Exchange will start trading Japan's first electricity futures on Sept. 17 after delays, a move that may boost competition in Japan's roughly $130 billion power sector after liberalisation.

Japan's first electricity futures may spark market shake-up

13 Sep 2019

TOKYO, Sept 13 The Tokyo Commodities Exchange will start trading Japan's first electricity futures on Sept. 17 after delays, a move that may boost competition in Japan's roughly $130 billion power sector after liberalisation.

Mitsui to expand LNG, iron ore assets despite signs of slowing economies

12 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co plans to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) and iron ore assets to meet growing demand in Asia despite signs of a slowing global economy amid a prolonged U.S.-China trade row, its senior executive said.

Japan's retail gold price clambers to highest since 1980 amid global economy jitters

05 Sep 2019

TOKYO The retail price of physical gold in Japan climbed to its highest in nearly 40 years on Thursday, a surge accentuated by fluctuations in the value of the yen but mirroring a global hunt for the safe-haven precious metal amid worries that the U.S.-China trade row could further depress the global economy.

UPDATE 1-Japan's retail gold price clambers to highest since 1980 amid global economy jitters

05 Sep 2019

* Highest level for nearly 40 years amid brisk trading demand

Japan's retail gold price clambers to highest since 1980 amid global economy jitters

05 Sep 2019

* Highest level for nearly 40 years amid brisk trading demand

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