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Nippon Steel fears potential earnings damage from U.S. tariffs on Japan - exec

04 Jun 2019

TOKYO, June 5 Japan's Nippon Steel Corp said any move by Washington to impose tariffs on Japanese cars and auto parts will hurt its earnings, but expects less of a direct impact from proposed tariffs on U.S. imports from Mexico.

UPDATE 1-Producers seek Q3 aluminium premium of $115-$120/T from Japan buyers

03 Jun 2019

TOKYO, June 3 Top aluminium producers have offered Japanese buyers premiums of $115-$120 a tonne for July-September primary metal shipments, up 10%-14% from the current quarter, amid tighter supply, three sources involved in quarterly pricing talks said on Monday.

Japan oil industry braces for higher shipping costs in Middle East

31 May 2019

TOKYO, May 31 The costs of buying crude oil from the Middle East could rise as war insurance for ships travelling in the region will be expanded to include vessels travelling off the United Arab Emirates and Oman, the head of Japan Petroleum Association said on Friday.

Japan's SMM aims to double battery material capacity in nine years

17 May 2019

TOKYO Japanese miner and smelter Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd (SMM) aims to more than double its production capacity of cathode materials used in batteries for automobiles by March 2028, its president Akira Nozaki said on Friday.

Japan's SMM aims to double battery material capacity in 9 yrs

17 May 2019

* Aims at cathode materials capacity of 10,000 T/mth in FY2027/28

RPT-Asia oil buyers, shippers go on alert after Saudi ship, facility attacks

16 May 2019

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, May 15 Asian shippers and refiners have put ships heading to the Middle East on alert and are expecting a possible rise in marine insurance premiums after recent attacks on Saudi oil tankers and pipeline facilities, industry sources said on Tuesday.

Asia oil buyers, shippers go on alert after Saudi ship, facility attacks

15 May 2019

SINGAPORE/TOKYO Asian shippers and refiners have put ships heading to the Middle East on alert and are expecting a possible rise in marine insurance premiums after recent attacks on Saudi oil tankers and pipeline facilities, industry sources said on Tuesday.

JXTG says gets supplies from Saudi, others to replace Iranian oil

13 May 2019

TOKYO JXTG Holdings, Japan's biggest oil refinery operator, has secured crude oil supplies from other countries such as Saudi Arabia to replace Iranian oil shipments that have been crimped by U.S. sanctions, its president said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-JXTG says gets supplies from Saudi, others to replace Iranian oil

13 May 2019

* President says no truth to report on sale of Caserones mine

Japan refiners tap more oil from Middle East to replace Iran supply

09 May 2019

TOKYO/SINGPORE Japanese refiners are tapping more oil from the Middle East after the United States ended all waivers from sanctions on Iran starting from this month.

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