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  • En garde!

    So far, there has been little communication out of China regarding what nonferrous commodities might fall under the country’s National Sword policy. The longer the silence, the steeper the concern mounts among aluminum and copper scrap exporters that the sword will swing their way.

  • Five truths Steel can not afford to ignore

    An industry-wide obsession with trade and overcapacity is masking a handful of developments—from digital disruption to a downward spiral in the relative value of steel—that are reshaping the global steel industry, Accenture Strategy warns.

  • Shop till you drop

    Scrap recyclers know what they want and equipment suppliers are busy meeting and anticipating those needs. More analytics and increasingly sophisticated separation technologies top a wish list leaning toward increased pre-shredding and right-sized processing tools.

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