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  • Turkish mills blast US execs-Commerce meet

    The meeting between top reinforcing bar executives and U.S. Commerce Department officials in July is "troubling," Turkish rebar mills said in objecting to the event.

  • Russia, China drive steel imports up in July

    U.S. steel mill product imports rose 6.1 percent in July due in part to increased inflows of hot-rolled coil from Russia, and cold-rolled and hot-dipped galvanized from China.

  • W. Coast hot-rolled not fetching full increases

    West Coast price hikes for hot-rolled steel may be meeting some success, but the full $25-per-ton ($1.25-per-hundredweight) increase sought by steelmakers probably isn’t sticking, according to market sources.

  • US trade petition targets China steel shelving

    Edsal Manufacturing Co. Inc., the largest U.S. manufacturer of boltless steel shelving, has filed a trade petition against Chinese producers of the product.

  • OCTG demand boosts TMK Ipsco results

    TMK Ipsco, the domestic subsidiary of Russia’s OAO TMK, saw improved financial results in the second quarter and first half of 2014 due to higher shipments of seamless pipe



  • No US duties for Venezuela ferrosilicon

    Imports of ferrosilicon from Venezuela are not injuring or threatening to injure the U.S. industry, the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled Aug. 26. As a result, no anti-dumping duties will be imposed.

  • LME wins dismissal in aluminum antitrust suit

    A judge has dismissed the London Metal Exchange as a defendant in a U.S. antitrust lawsuit alleging manipulation of aluminum supplies to drive up prices on the grounds of sovereign immunity.

  • Aluminum prices hit 18-month high

    Aluminum prices hit an 18-month high Aug. 26 as surging demand from key market sectors, coupled with a significant increase in July orders for manufactured durable goods, helped buoy terminal markets.

  • Sudbury Platinum finalizes Aer-Kidd deal

    Sudbury Platinum Corp. (SPC) has closed its acquisition of a 100-percent interest in the mining rights to the Aer-Kidd nickel-copper-platinum group metals project in Ontario’s Sudbury Basin for Canadian $1.25 million ($1.14 million).

  • Alcoa to shut down smelter in Italy

    Alcoa Inc. will permanently close its Portovesme primary aluminum smelter in Carbonia-Iglesias, Italy.

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  • Optimism prevails in market outlook for the year ahead

    Stainless steel demand continues to show strong growth, much of which has come from real market demand rather than simple inventory restocking.

  • A reduced appetite

    Mills are cherry picking direct-reduced iron technologies from leading providers as they seek the best input mix to create the optimal product while keeping costs under control at a time when raw materials are a driving factor in corporate profitability.

  • Iron will

    Steelmakers and other companies that have moved—or are considering moving—into direct-reduced iron production are exploiting advantageous energy prices while also looking to keep raw material costs and accessibility under their own control.

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