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Severstal weighs defence strategies for exports to USA

Russian steelmaker Severstal is mulling the defence strategy for its hot rolled coil exports to the USA, after the latter terminated a deal suspending anti-dumping duties on imports from the country.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Oil price slip already affecting global energy tubulars demand

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the effects of tumbling oil prices on the tube and pipe market.

HIGHLIGHTS: Iron ore prices, Rio Tinto flexes muscle, change in Ukraine

There was some excitement to start the week in the iron ore market on Monday October 13, as prices took a jump of nearly $4 per tonne, regaining ground lost over the previous few weeks.

Tata Steel in talks to sell European longs operations to Klesch Group

India’s Tata Steel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global industrial commodities company Klesch Group for the potential sale of Tata’s Long Products Europe operations.

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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).

Features & Columns

Russian auto-steel demand to get boost from incentives, import replacement

Russian steelmakers are pinning their hopes for sales of cold rolled coil (CRC) and hot dipped galvanized (HDG) steel to car producers next year on the government’s car sales incentive and import substitution.

Russian construction steel demand under pressure from sanctions, slowdown

Demand in Russia’s main steel-consuming sector – construction – is expected to come under pressure as the economy slows down and international economic sanctions start to bite.

FEATURE: Duty bound – Turkey's flat steel face-off

Since 2009, when 9-15% duties were imposed on flat steel imports into Turkey, producers and traders have been split over how they should be applied and about the impact of the country’s inward processing regime.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Oil price slip already affecting global energy tubulars demand

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the effects of tumbling oil prices on the tube and pipe market.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Is Eurofer wasting energy on wrong argument?

Over the past few weeks, Europe's steelmakers and their association, Eurofer, have been actively lobbying the EU over their chances of survival in the coming years. Things are, it seems, looking bleak.

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Antonio Gozzi on Ilva, investors and Italy's steel strategy

The president of Italian steelmakers assn, Federacciai, and ceo of global steel producer and trader Duferco, Antonio Gozzi told Steel First about the state of the Italian steel industry and his plans for Duferco.

INTERVIEW: 'Buyers trust ArcelorMittal more as a brand than a standalone Ukrainian plant,' Kryvyi Rih sales chief says

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has been spared the violent disruptions seen in the rest of Ukraine, chief marketing officer Virinder Bahadur Garg tells Steel First.