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STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: China's finished steel consumption to fall 14m tonnes

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) has cut its 2014 finished steel consumption forecast for China and also expects steel demand to fall, if only on an apparent basis.

Turkish domestic rebar prices up on stronger dollar, export prices stable

Domestic rebar prices in Turkey have risen on the strength of the dollar against the lira, while export prices have remained stable in a slow market, sources said on Thursday September 11.

China set to overtake S Korea as largest billet supplier to Philippines

China looks poised to overtake South Korea as the largest billet supplier to the Philippines this year, with Chinese shipments accounting for some 61% of total imports in the first five months.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: US domestic flat rolled prices to come under pressure

US domestic flat rolled prices have plateaued and could soon come under pressure as supply is about to overshoot demand, according to Metal Bulletin Research (MBR).

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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

Between the anvil and hammer: Italian re-roller margins squeezed

The European steel industry has recently been trying to increase the price of flat products, but this might not be enough to ease the pressure on Italian plate producers.

ANALYSIS: Brazilian miners fear fallout from iron ore price crash

Iron ore market participants in Brazil are increasingly worried about the consequences for them of the sharp decline in global iron ore prices.

MAN OF STEEL: Disparities in semi-finished, finished steel prices are unsustainable

We are seeing some strange disparities in the prices of various steel products, and these anomalies appear to apply in all parts of the world.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: China's finished steel consumption to fall 14m tonnes

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) has cut its 2014 finished steel consumption forecast for China and also expects steel demand to fall, if only on an apparent basis.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: US domestic flat rolled prices to come under pressure

US domestic flat rolled prices have plateaued and could soon come under pressure as supply is about to overshoot demand, according to Metal Bulletin Research (MBR).

Interviews

INTERVIEW: BSGR can't stop Simandou tender, says Guinea minister

Any attempt by mining company BSG Resources (BSGR) to block a highly lucrative iron ore licence tender in Guinea will be unsuccessful, according to the country’s mining minister.

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.