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Brazil's CSP sells initial slab cargoes

The first orders for slab volumes produced by Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém (CSP) have been booked in North America, Europe and Africa, several market participants have told Steel First.

ANALYSIS: Are Brazil, Turkey steel sectors moving in right direction?

Using a comparative approach, Steel First’s team of reporters examines which direction the steel sectors in Brazil and Turkey are taking.

Vietnam’s safeguard duties on billet, long steel to last four years

The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry & Trade has decided to impose final safeguarding duties on imports of billet and long steel products that will last until March 2020, it announced on Monday July 18.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: US flat steel prices head lower after strong H1

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the recent pricing trends in the US flat steel markets and offers an outlook for the third quarter of this year.

Features & Columns

ANALYSIS: Are Brazil, Turkey steel sectors moving in right direction?

Using a comparative approach, Steel First’s team of reporters examines which direction the steel sectors in Brazil and Turkey are taking.

ANALYSIS: Latin America’s slab export prices stable after Q2 drop

Latin American export prices for slab started to fall in early June this year, but began to show signs of stability late in the month on better finished steel prices.

ANALYSIS: EU steel importers hit back at proliferating trade probes

Trade defence investigations into steel products are popping up at a faster rate than ever before in Europe, but so is resistance against them.

Steel First Outlook

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: US flat steel prices head lower after strong H1

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the recent pricing trends in the US flat steel markets and offers an outlook for the third quarter of this year.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: Effects of ‘Brexit’ on the UK scrap market

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) examines the potential consequences for the UK scrap market of the country’s decision to leave the EU.


Interviews

China keeping ‘zombie’ steel plants alive, EU report author claims

China is keeping alive unproductive “zombie” steel plants then dumping their output on the EU market, the Spanish author of two key reports adopted by the European Economic & Social Committee has told Steel First.

INTERVIEW: Egypt needs permanent rebar import duty, Ezz Steel exec says

The duty on rebar imports imposed by Egypt in May 2015 is not enough to protect local steelmakers, according to George Matta, director at the country’s largest steelmaker Ezz Steel.