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STEEL FIRST ANALYST RANKINGS: Iron ore price forecast raised for Q2

Iron ore prices have surprised on the upside over the past month and various analysts have raised their price predictions for the second quarter of this year, Steel First has learnt.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Can Europe’s HDG price surge last?

The past few weeks have seen incredible price rises in Europe’s galvanized steel market, a trend mirrored in many other steel markets around the world. Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks into the underlying causes.

COMMENT: Bulls set loose in iron ore market

Just when one thought that iron ore prices had seen their fair share of volatility after the Chinese New Year, they decide to send more shockwaves to the market by rising to the $70-per-tonne mark.

EUROPEAN STEEL: Crisis response 'should not be over-protectionist'

The European Union must not be “overly protectionist” in its response to the steel crisis, UK business minister Anna Soubry said at European steel association Eurofer’s European Steel Day in Brussels on Thursday April 21.

Features & Columns

ANALYSIS: China's growing appetite for higher-grade iron ore

Profit-hungry Chinese mills are seeing their appetite for high-grade iron ore grow as they ramp up production to seize margins unseen in years.

STEEL FIRST ANALYST RANKINGS: Iron ore price forecast raised for Q2

Iron ore prices have surprised on the upside over the past month and various analysts have raised their price predictions for the second quarter of this year, Steel First has learnt.

ANALYSIS: Optimism reigns in EU long steel market's Q2 view

European long steel prices raced upward at the start of April, with the trend likely to continue throughout the second quarter on rising scrap prices and improving demand, Steel First has heard.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Can Europe’s HDG price surge last?

The past few weeks have seen incredible price rises in Europe’s galvanized steel market, a trend mirrored in many other steel markets around the world. Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks into the underlying causes.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Mixed outlook for LD linepipe mills

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks at the prospects for large-diameter (LD) pipemaking over the next couple of years, given the doubts over current projects but the likelihood of new projects in Iran and elsewhere.


Interviews

INTERVIEW: BRBF ore ‘perfect feed’ for SE Asia, Vale’s Blanco says

Vale’s Brazilian Blend Fines (BRBF) ore will be a “game changer” in the Southeast Asian iron ore market, the new president of Vale Asia (Vale Japan) Fidel Blanco told Steel First.

INTERVIEW: Awin scales back ferrous activities to focus on non-ferrous

Singapore-based trading company Awin Resource International is betting on non-ferrous trading and new overseas offices while scaling back on its ferrous business.