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Usiminas' blast furnace stoppages reflect 'worse than expected' market, analysts say

The outlook for the rest of the year is a cause for concern, and they believe that the first quarter of 2015 could have been the best period this year for Usiminas.

Indian government closes loopholes in quality control regulations

The Indian government has closed loopholes in its quality control order to stop imports that are not compliant with the regulation.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Scrap-based steelmakers still under pressure

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) asks when ferrous scrap prices will be considered good value.

EU to impose anti-dumping duties on Goes imports

The European Commission (EC) will impose provisional anti-dumping duties on grain-oriented electrical steel (Goes) imports from Japan, China, South Korea, the USA and Russia, from Thursday May 14.

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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

SEAISI CONF 2015: What to expect at the conference next week

Aggressive exporting of steel products by China, slumping steel prices, and calls for action to level the playing field will top the agenda at an industry conference to be held next week in Manila, Philippines.

Chinese exporters concerned over EC CRC probe, first cancellation emerges

China's cold rolled coil (CRC) market could be significantly affected by the European anti-dumping probe into imports of the product, as news of the first cancelled order emerged this week.

STEEL FIRST ANALYST RANKING: Citi’s Szpakowski tops Q1 iron ore price poll

Citi analyst Ivan Szpakowski has topped Steel First’s poll of analysts making iron ore price predictions for the first quarter of 2015.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Scrap-based steelmakers still under pressure

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) asks when ferrous scrap prices will be considered good value.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: US sheet prices bottom out

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) takes a look at pricing trends in the US flat steel market.


Interviews

INTERVIEW: CME bullish on share of iron ore, coking coal derivatives pie

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) looks to build on the “good momentum” seen in its iron ore derivatives contracts as it grows the market share in the fast-developing space.

INTERVIEW: Ukraine’s Metinvest sales chief foresees tough year

Despite a “very complex” international market, Ukraine’s largest steelmaker Metinvest is confident of its ability to serve its customers.