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Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Challenges facing Japanese steel consumption growth

Construction projects in Japan have suffered from delays throughout 2014, with persistent labour shortages in the domestic market. Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the effects.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Is there a cure for Italy’s steel sector woes?

Italian steelmakers are facing a variety of problems affecting the sector’s profitability and prospects. Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the causes and looks at possible remedies.

Poll of the week

Will European steelmakers succeed with price rises in Q2 2014?