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    Steel Section 232 said still in the hopper

    Sep 21, 2017

    The Section 232 investigation into steel imports by President Donald Trump's administration has been delayed but not derailed, an industry analyst close to the matter said. More »

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    Aluminium maintains faith in auto prospects

    Sep 21, 2017

    Aluminium market participants this week affirmed their optimism in the metal's growth prospects in automotive, despite potential bumps in the road coming in the form of auto sales declines and regulatory uncertainty. More »

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    US steel sheet import prices rise; plate dips

    Sep 21, 2017

    US import prices for cold-rolled and hot-dipped galvanized coil have increased as supplies reaching domestic shores are said to be limited, while prices for imported plate declined amid buyer indifference, according to market participants. More »

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    Machinery market cranking up: economist

    Sep 21, 2017

    The outlook for US heavy machinery and equipment markets has improved after a dissatisfying 2016, according to the former chief economist at Caterpillar Inc. More »

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    CETA unlikely to affect EU aluminium premiums

    Sep 21, 2017

    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which lowers customs tariffs between the European Union and Canada and began provisionally on September 21, is expected to have little effect on the physical European aluminium market in the near term. More »

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    Copper, brass scrap markets mixed

    Sep 21, 2017

    Copper and brass scrap prices are showing mixed movement, with some copper scrap discounts rising as supply outpaces demand while brass ingot makers compete for certain brass scrap items. More »

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    Castle shifting gears to prep for growth: exec

    Sep 21, 2017

    A.M. Castle & Co. has risen from the ashes of its bankruptcy with plans to invest in its inventory, equipment and work force in order to prepare for significant anticipated growth, according to the company’s top executive. More »

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    Rebar prices flat as import indications unclear

    Sep 21, 2017

    US domestic and import rebar tags both remained unchanged, although indications were mixed as to the future direction of import rebar prices. More »

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    Copper market flips to 1st-half deficit: ICSG

    Sep 21, 2017

    The global refined copper market moved into a deficit for the first time this year during the first half of 2017, with the shortfall pegged at around 75,000 tonnes, due to stagnant supply growth, the International Copper Study Group said on September 20. More »

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    China continues to flout WTO rules: AISI

    Sep 21, 2017

    China continues to disregard its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments, more than 15 years after joining the organization, the American Iron and Steel Institute alleged in a submission to the US government. More »

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    Global ferroalloys pricing on September 21

    Sep 21, 2017

    The latest global ferroalloy price list as reported by AMM and Metal Bulletin price reporters. More »

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    PRICING NOTICE: Montreal shredded scrap

    Sep 21, 2017

    AMM has realigned its Montreal shredded scrap dealer buying price effective with its September settlement. More »

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    PRICING NOTICE: Nickel scrap and alloy specs

    Sep 15, 2017

    AMM is seeking feedback on a proposal to launch 11 new grades of nickel scrap, nickel-chrome-copper alloys and nickel-chrome-iron alloys in the United States beginning Tuesday, October 17, 2017, subject to market consultation. More »

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    PRICING NOTICE: Nickel scrap, alloy rationale

    Sep 15, 2017

    AMM is seeking feedback on a proposal to amend its assessment for nickel scrap, nickel-chrome-copper alloys and nickel-chrome-iron alloys that are used as blends in the stainless steel industry. More »

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