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ANALYSIS: Will China’s 'giant mills' solve steel overcapacity problem?

China is looking to build three to five “giant” steel mills in an attempt to restructure its inefficient and over-capacity steel industry,

Traders see risks to steel market after Saudi-led air strike in Yemen

The Saudi Arabia-led military air strike on the Yemeni capital of Sanaa could affect regional trade soon if a wider conflict develops, market sources told Steel First on Thursday March 26.

Chinese, Taiwanese stainless exporters mull impact of EU AD duties

Exporters from China and Taiwan are looking for new destinations to ship stainless flats products following trade action from Europe.

Russia to boost steel exports by 8% in 2015, industry body says

Russia’s steel product export volumes will rise by 8% year-on-year in 2015 amid lower consumption at home, according to national industry association Russian Steel (Russtal).

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VIDEO: Steel margins still reviving in 2015, MBR says

Steel and raw materials prices have been converging on a fast-paced downward trend, yet margins are reviving, Metal Bulletin Research’s chief analyst Alistair Ramsay told Steel First.

Features & Columns

ANALYSIS: EU stainless sector lauds AD duties against China, Taiwan

The European stainless steel industry has welcomed recent trade action that is expected to normalise import levels and boost the domestic market, participants and observers have said.

ANALYSIS: Will China’s 'giant mills' solve steel overcapacity problem?

China is looking to build three to five “giant” steel mills in an attempt to restructure its inefficient and over-capacity steel industry,

FEATURE: Brazil steel sector unfazed by new risk of energy rationing

Brazil may face again in 2015 the energy supply constraints that affected the country 14 years ago.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Acerinox benefits from diversification

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) takes a closer look at Acerinox, the European stainless steel producer that has outperformed its peers in recent years.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Falling costs protect US mill margins in price slide

This week, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks at the prospects for flat steel prices in the US domestic market over the coming months.


Interviews

INTERVIEW: Eurofer calls for halving of process time for import measures

European steel association Eurofer is lobbying the European Commission to halve the time it takes to impose provisional measures on imports, the assn’s president Robrecht Himpe told Steel First.

INTERVIEW: Lack of profit unlikely to deter Ukraine steel exports, UEX says

It is crucial for Ukrainian steel exporters to retain market share “even with zero profitability”, Vladimir Vlasyuk, head of state-run consultancy Ukrainian Industry Expertise (UEX), told Steel First.