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SEAISI FORUM: Trade measures taken by Asean countries in 2014

The disruptive influx of steel exports from China has led to member countries of the Assn of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) taking trade actions to protect their domestic industries, a regional steel forum has heard.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: EU structural, industrial pipe markets to struggle to year's end

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) is forecasting price pressure to weigh on European structural and industrial pipe markets for the remainder of the year and into the first quarter in 2015.

ANALYSIS: The complicated growth of the 58% Fe iron ore market

The seaborne spot iron ore market has long considered 62% Fe material its benchmark product, after a shift away from annual price negotiations in 2008.

Central Steel Mill to triple PPGI capacity at Russian operations in 2015

Central Steel Mill, a Chinese steelmaker based in Russia’s Vladimir region, will more than triple its pre-painted galvanized iron (PPGI) capacity next year.

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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

What to expect at the Seaisi forum next week

Low prices, imports and shrinking margins are likely to be at the top of the agenda when delegates gather in Singapore next week for the 2014 Asean Iron & Steel Sustainability Forum.

ANALYSIS: The complicated growth of the 58% Fe iron ore market

The seaborne spot iron ore market has long considered 62% Fe material its benchmark product, after a shift away from annual price negotiations in 2008.

ANALYSIS: Turkey’s raw materials demand and supply

Turkey is well known for the extent of its steel scrap imports, but the country also has notable iron ore and chrome mines. Here is an overview of the scale of Turkey’s steelmaking raw material demand and supply.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: EU structural, industrial pipe markets to struggle to year's end

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) is forecasting price pressure to weigh on European structural and industrial pipe markets for the remainder of the year and into the first quarter in 2015.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: US flat-rolled steel mills try to fix a pricing floor

As US steel mills try to halt the slide, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the price decline in the country’s domestic flat steel market. Consolidation in the sector may offer additional support.

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Residential building drives German construction sector growth

Growth in the German construction sector has accelerated this year on investment in housing, the president of the Central Federation of the German Construction Industry has said.

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.