Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: European steel faces falling prices, higher profitability

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) this week looks at the relationship between steel prices and European steelmakers’ profit margins.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: US flat steel prices to decline further in Jan/Feb

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) expects the downward slide in US flat steel prices to continue through January 2015, and probably into February as well.

China Insight

CHINA INSIGHT: Steel equities boom as iron ore rebalances

Although economic indicators for China continued to weaken in the last month of 2014, domestic equity markets were still surging.

CHINA INSIGHT: Iron ore slumps once more

After a brief period of stability in October, spot iron ore prices fell again in November, putting producers in both China and the West under pressure to delay projects and mothball high-cost mines.