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Iron ore close to falling into US$30-40 a tonne price range

Published Thu, Dec 3, 2015 · 09:50 PM

Singapore

IRON ore may be on the cusp of dropping into the US$30s a tonne as the biggest producers expand supply and the onset of winter in China dulls demand that's been hurt by the slowdown in growth in the world's top user. Miners' shares retreated.

"The outlook remains grim for iron ore fines because end-demand from construction and manufacturing is uncertain," said Jessica Fung, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto. "Steel inventories have been building."

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