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STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Are European EAF-route producers set for consolidation?

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks at the structure of long steel producers in Europe and the challenges they face.

Southeast Asia slab import prices move below $500 cfr

Import prices for slab in Southeast Asia have moved below $500 per tonne cfr on the back of “aggressive” offers in the market from at least one Brazilian mill, sources told Steel First.

China's Rizhao Port sees iron ore inventory plunge by 30% in 5 months

Iron ore inventories in Rizhao have fallen at a much faster pace than any other major Chinese port, as credit problems and tighter regulation in Shandong province reduce throughput.

STEEL FIRST ANALYST RANKINGS: Credit Suisse tops Q3 iron ore price poll

Analysts from global investment bank Credit Suisse have topped Steel First’s survey of analysts’ iron ore price predictions for the third quarter of 2014.

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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).

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STEEL FIRST ANALYST RANKINGS: Credit Suisse tops Q3 iron ore price poll

Analysts from global investment bank Credit Suisse have topped Steel First’s survey of analysts’ iron ore price predictions for the third quarter of 2014.

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.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Are European EAF-route producers set for consolidation?

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks at the structure of long steel producers in Europe and the challenges they face.

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.

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.