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STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: More iron ore supply displacement expected

This week, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) takes a look at the intensified competition among iron ore suppliers, and their future prospects.

New car, LCV sales in Russia slump by 43% in March on weak demand

Russia’s sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) dropped by 43% year-on-year in March amid slack demand, the Assn of European Businesses (AEB) said on Wednesday April 8.

China halves iron ore resource tax to support local mining industry

China has announced it will reduce the resource tax on iron ore in a bid to help domestic miners amid slumping global prices.

IABr slashes 2015 forecasts for Brazil's steel sales, consumption

Brazilian steel institute IABr has revised downward its forecasts for the steel industry in 2015, due to deterioration in the country’s economic and political conditions and a loss of competitiveness in the industrial sector.

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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

FEATURE: China household appliances to see moderate growth in 2015

Demand for household appliances in China will get a boost from the government’s real estate policy, income growth and a boom in online sales this year. But fierce competition is likely to moderate the upside for suppliers.

Russian rebar use seen falling by 15% this year as economy slows

Consumption of rebar in Russia is expected to drop by 15% this year, producers and traders have said at a conference in Moscow.

ANALYSIS: Clouds gather over UK steel industry ahead of general election

A general election in the UK is less than a month away. Steel First looks at the challenges and expectations that the country’s domestic steel industry might have under a new administration.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: More iron ore supply displacement expected

This week, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) takes a look at the intensified competition among iron ore suppliers, and their future prospects.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: LD linepipe market outperforms OCTG

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the mixed fortunes of the large-diameter (LD) linepipe market against the market for oil country tubular goods (OCTG).


Interviews

INTERVIEW: Metinvest’s output, profit still face logistics risks, cfo says

Ukraine’s largest steelmaker, Metinvest, has seen its operations significantly affected by the fighting in the country between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian military forces.

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.