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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.


China Insight

CHINA INSIGHT: A crisis of confidence...

The economic signals from China remain weak and confidence is low.

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.