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    Ali mart bearish on Rusal deadline extension

    Apr 23, 2018

    The US Department of the Treasury's decision to extend the deadline for US businesses to wind down dealings with UC Rusal until October 23, as announced in a statement on Monday April 23, may usher in short-term bearishness, according to market participants. More »

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    Imported flat-steel tags mixed on 232 paralysis

    Apr 23, 2018

    Prices for imported flat-rolled steel into the United States are mixed amid confusion about how potential changes to the Section 232 trade measures might affect the steel supply chain. More »

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    Customers call for hedging solutions: Priefert

    Apr 23, 2018

    Recent steel market volatility has led to a jump in customers asking for fixed prices, creating new opportunities for suppliers to take advantage of hedging solutions, according to Priefert Steel vice president Chris Shipp. More »

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    ISRI conference: 4 ferrous scrap talking points

    Apr 23, 2018

    There were all the signs of a boom period for the steel industry earlier this month when the annual ISRI convention made its biennial visit to Las Vegas, with the exhibition hall of the city’s Mandalay Bay Hotel packed with displays of the latest technology and machinery. More »

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    China recycling replacement parts face US tariff

    Apr 23, 2018

    Metals recyclers in the United States who rely on imported replacement parts and processing equipment from China could be facing a 25% price increase after a laundry list of items have been included in the Section 301 trade investigation. More »

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    Plate prices flat; buyers say peak has passed

    Apr 23, 2018

    Plate prices are unchanged for the second week in a row amid speculation that steel prices might be at a peak. More »

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    European ali premiums to fall as sanctions ease

    Apr 23, 2018

    Participants in the European aluminium market expect a bearish reversal of premiums after the US Treasury Department decided that it will not impose secondary sanctions on non-US market participants for doing business with Russian supplier UC Rusal. More »

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    Tight margins now recovering, Insteel says

    Apr 23, 2018

    Insteel Industries Inc's margins were tight in part of its fiscal second quarter ended March 31 but started to recover in March, the company said during an earnings call on Monday April 23. More »

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    Hydro warns Rusal of possible force majeure

    Apr 23, 2018

    Hydro has notified UC Rusal that it might be necessary to declare force majeure on certain contracts due to the United States imposing sanctions on the Russian aluminium producer, Hydro said on Friday April 20. More »

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    Nexteel asks CIT to toss higher OCTG duties

    Apr 23, 2018

    Nexteel has asked the US Court of International Trade (CIT) to send a recent anti-dumping determination back to the Commerce Department because the South Korean mill believes it was improperly calculated. More »

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    EVs seen driving 14 mln tonnes of Cu demand

    Apr 23, 2018

    Demand for copper from the battery, electric vehicle (EV) and associated infrastructure sector could reach 14 million tonnes by 2040, putting the sector in need of investment now to avoid a supply shortfall, according to Freepoint Commodities analyst David Wilson. More »

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    Turkish scrap tags unchanged due to holiday

    Apr 23, 2018

    Turkey's deep-sea scrap market remained quiet on Monday April 23 because of a national holiday in the country. More »

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    LME targeting responsible metals-sourcing

    Apr 23, 2018

    The London Metal Exchange is working toward producing a set of standards for responsibly sourced metal, the bourse said during its LME update forum in London on Monday April 23. More »

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    Global ferro-alloys pricing on April 23

    Apr 23, 2018

    The latest ferro-alloy prices as reported by American Metal Market and Metal Bulletin price reporters. More »

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