Vale closes yuan-denominated iron ore deal with Chinese steelmaker

Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:48:51 (GMT+3)   |   Sao Paulo

Brazilian miner Vale has closed a yuan-denominated iron ore deal supply with Chinese steelmaker HBIS Group, China's second-biggest steel producer, according to a media report by Reuters.

The deal was worth 200 million yuan ($28.8 million), the media report noted, adding the trading arm of the Chinese group secured two letters of credit to buy the commodity from the Brazilian producer.

Vale sold its first yuan-denominated iron ore deal contract in November 2019, in a spot transaction with China's Yongfeng Group, according to Reuters.

HBIS reportedly the credit letters from a bank Hong Kong and another in mainland China.

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