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VIDEO: Steel vs Aluminium

The debate over whether to use steel or aluminium in the automotive market is intensifying.

US coking coal producers start output cuts as price slump hits hard

Long-expected mine stoppages have finally come to the US coking coal industry, as tumbling prices for the steelmaking raw material drive the balance sheets of many mines into loss.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: First signs of a transition in China?

Forecasts for Chinese steel demand are coming under scrutiny, according to Metal Bulletin Research (MBR). Are we seeing the first real signs of a transition in China’s steel sector?

What does the Crimean crisis mean for the region's steel trade?

Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula has split global opinion, but what impact is it having on the region's steel trade?

Poll of the week

Will European steelmakers succeed with price rises in Q2 2014?

Features & Columns

STEEL vs AL: Honda and VW showcase steel's cutting edge

Since the early days of auto manufacturing, steel has been the material of choice for most car manufacturers and its use in two cutting-edge models from Honda and VW demonstrates that it is here to stay.

STEEL VS AL: Steel still trumps aluminium for cost-efficient, sustainable carmaking

Steel remains a key material and a worthy competitor for alternative materials in an age of constantly evolving technology in car manufacturing, industry participants have said.

VIDEO: Steel vs Aluminium

The debate over whether to use steel or aluminium in the automotive market is intensifying.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: First signs of a transition in China?

Forecasts for Chinese steel demand are coming under scrutiny, according to Metal Bulletin Research (MBR). Are we seeing the first real signs of a transition in China’s steel sector?

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Customers win as mills pass on lower raw material costs

Steel mills failed to increase their profitability in the first quarter of 2014, as falls in raw materials costs passed straight through to customers, according to Metal Bulletin Research (MBR).

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Mexico eyes 50 new steel plants in Latin America in $500m jv

Mexico’s Planning Maintenance and Projects (PMP Group) and India’s Preet Machines Limited have set up a 50:50 joint venture to build microsteel and small steel plants in Latin America.

INTERVIEW: SSI UK’s relationship with parent will drive profitability, executive says

Two years ago today, Thai-owned Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK (SSI UK) relit an idled blast furnace at Redcar, in north-east England, after it was mothballed by former owner Tata because of low demand.