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STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Getting ready for linepipe business in Iran

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the structure of the large-diameter linepipe industry in Iran, and the longitudinal submerged arc-welded (LSAW) segment in particular.

STEEL FIRST ANALYST RANKING: Jefferies' LaFemina tops Q2 poll

Jefferies analyst Chris LaFemina has topped Steel First’s poll of analysts making iron ore price prediction for the second quarter of 2015.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Have Chinese finished steel exports hit their peak?

Against a background of surging steel exports from China, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks into whether volumes are likely to plateau any time soon.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: When will the steel market regain momentum?

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the market indicators to try to learn when the global steel market might return to balance.

Video

VIDEO: Baobab grows steel ambition in Mozambique

Junior iron ore miner Baobab Resources plans to decouple itself from volatile global raw material markets by taking its Mozambique project further downstream.

Features & Columns

STEEL FIRST ANALYST RANKING: Jefferies' LaFemina tops Q2 poll

Jefferies analyst Chris LaFemina has topped Steel First’s poll of analysts making iron ore price prediction for the second quarter of 2015.

FEATURE: UK steel producers, distributors struggle despite rising demand

UK steel demand is on the road to recovery, but growing import volumes from China and high domestic energy costs are proving challenging for domestic steelmakers and distributors.

FEATURE: Posco seeks to regain trust after investigation, poor results

Posco, the world’s fifth-largest steelmaker, plans “major reforms” to overcome a crisis triggered by an investigation in South Korea, poor management and weak financial results.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Getting ready for linepipe business in Iran

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the structure of the large-diameter linepipe industry in Iran, and the longitudinal submerged arc-welded (LSAW) segment in particular.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Have Chinese finished steel exports hit their peak?

Against a background of surging steel exports from China, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks into whether volumes are likely to plateau any time soon.


Interviews

INTERVIEW: Sinomet – the 'new' kid on the block

The coking coal trading scene is constantly changing, but one of the most notable events over the past year has been the rise and transformation of Chinese trading house Sinomet.

INTERVIEW: Tubacex shifts focus on continuing growth to Asia, ceo says

Spanish tubemaker Tubacex is looking forward to new opportunities to grow, particularly in the Asian market, ceo Jesús Esmorís told Steel First in a recent interview in Madrid, Spain.