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Argentina's steel market cautious after debt default

The Argentinian steel sector is concerned about current economic conditions due to the country’s debt default, local sources have told Steel First.

CIS billet export price climbs further for September rolling

The CIS export billet market has improved further after some of the Ukraine’s mills cut production, sources told Steel First.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Chinese demand faces test of resilience

What will happen to Chinese prices if or when export volumes begin to fall? Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the indicators.

Buyers wary of Chinese billet following tighter customs checks

A recent crackdown on the fraudulent export of Chinese billet as alloy square bars is leading overseas buyers to be more cautious about buying the material, Steel First understands.

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VIDEO: The future of Terni

In July, German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp announced its restructuring plans for loss-making Italian flat steel plant Acciai Speciali Terni (Terni).

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Argentina's steel market cautious after debt default

The Argentinian steel sector is concerned about current economic conditions due to the country’s debt default, local sources have told Steel First.

FEATURE: Indonesia’s flat steel import market yet to pick up

The import market for flat steel products in Indonesia is yet to resume activity following its virtual stoppage over the last few months due to the presidential elections and the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

FEATURE: Mexico amends steel import rules after pressure from USA, Canada

Mexico has amended its customs programme of verifying imports of 113 steel products, following complaints from participants in both the US and Canadian markets.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Chinese demand faces test of resilience

What will happen to Chinese prices if or when export volumes begin to fall? Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the indicators.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Europe’s claim against unfair trade from East Asia

European steel industry body Eurofer has refiled its complaint against alleged dumping of products by China and Taiwan. Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) considers its chances for success.

Interviews

INTERVIEW: CLSA to cut Q3 iron ore price guidance, Roper says

Asian investment group CLSA will cut its third-quarter iron ore price forecasts on rocketing supply and negative demand signals for the steelmaking raw material, CLSA analyst Ian Roper has told Steel First.

INTERVIEW: Recycling metal internally is good business sense, power executive says

In-house recycling of metal assets makes environmental sense and reduces price risk, the UK National Grid’s head of sustainability and climate change, Stuart Bailey, told Steel First in a recent interview.