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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.

FEATURE: Mexico overtakes Brazil as Latin America's top car producer

Mexico has overtaken Brazil as Latin America's biggest automobile producer for the first time in 12 years, boosted by growing exports to North America and new automotive projects.

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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

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.

FEATURE: Mexico overtakes Brazil as Latin America's top car producer

Mexico has overtaken Brazil as Latin America's biggest automobile producer for the first time in 12 years, boosted by growing exports to North America and new automotive projects.

HIGHLIGHTS: Mining majors defy iron ore price crash, Terni troubles, worldsteel conf

Raw Materials editor Michelle Madsen gives a round-up of Steel First’s biggest stories of the week.

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.