Functioning gov't key for steel industry: execs

Oct 09, 2013 | 11:19 AM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel, politics, goverment, trade, environment, energy, U.S. Steel, John Surma world steelmakers

SÃO PAULO — Federal and central governments can have a powerful impact on the steel industry—for good or for ill—executives from some of the world’s largest steelmakers told delegates at the World Steel Association’s fall meeting in São Paulo.

From debt issues and a federal government shutdown in the United States to aggressive fiscal policies in Japan to a lack of public action on sustainable energy in India, governments wield a direct impact not only on consumer confidence, but also on how the steel industry functions.....





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