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Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Drawn tube prices set to hold firm to end of year

Prices for drawn tubing products in North America and Europe are expected to hold up for the rest of the year, according to Steel First sister organisation Metal Bulletin Research (MBR).

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Will Zimbabwe’s chrome industry ever live up to its potential?

This week Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks at the impact of policy decisions in Zimbabwe on the global chrome market.

China Insight

CHINA INSIGHT: Steel margins are crushed

The economic signals from China continue to point at lacklustre growth, forcing the government to step up stimulus measures.

CHINA INSIGHT: Economic prospects improve as iron ore price rallies

The signals from China are still poor, but economic prospects appear to be brightening.