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TRADE CASE MONITOR: Around the world in August

As competition in the global steel markets grows more fierce, Steel First provides an update on new, progressing and closed trade cases around the world in August.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Falling oil prices push back US OCTG recovery

This week, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks at the future for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) in the USA and the consequences for related sectors.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: European margins up again but can it last?

Eight months on, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) revisits the question of European steel producers’ rising profit margins and falling prices.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: When will raw materials supply balance be restored?

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks at the question of when international iron ore supplies will return to balance.

Video

VIDEO: Baobab grows steel ambition in Mozambique

Junior iron ore miner Baobab Resources plans to decouple itself from volatile global raw material markets by taking its Mozambique project further downstream.

Features & Columns

COMMENT: Indonesia strikes balance on wire rod import defences

It is a delicate balancing act, but the Indonesian government appears to have found the right balance between protecting the interests of domestic wire rod producers and those of downstream users.

GLOBAL CAPITAL: Internationalisation of RMB gathers pace on OBOR support

The turbulence in China’s equity and currency markets has led to some doubts about the continuing internationalisation of the country’s currency – the yuan-renminbi.

ANALYSIS: CSN, Gerdau's asset sales could help market

The intention of Brazilian steelmakers CSN and Gerdau to sell non-core or unprofitable assets could create some movement in the depressed local market, according to analysts.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Falling oil prices push back US OCTG recovery

This week, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) looks at the future for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) in the USA and the consequences for related sectors.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: European margins up again but can it last?

Eight months on, Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) revisits the question of European steel producers’ rising profit margins and falling prices.


Interviews

INTERVIEW: Construction boom 'will support longs output in Pakistan'

Demand for long steel products will boom over the next few years in Pakistan’s construction sector, Shayan Akberali, md of long steel producer Amreli Steels, told Steel First in an interview on Monday August 17.

INTERVIEW: Sinomet – the 'new' kid on the block

The coking coal trading scene is constantly changing, but one of the most notable events over the past year has been the rise and transformation of Chinese trading house Sinomet.