• A brighter outlook for miners Jan 31, 2018

    Following years of gloom after the Chinese commodity boom ended and prices consequently retreated, the mood of the global mining industry started to brighten at last in 2017

  • A shred contract to kick-start ferrous scrap futures Jan 31, 2018

    Nasdaq Futures (NFX) has launched a Midwest US shredded steel scrap financial futures contract based on American Metal Market’s Midwest shredded scrap prices. Thorsten Schier outlines the new contract’s merits and the wider picture for ferrous derivatives use in the United States

  • Aleris secures new multi-year contract with Embraer Jan 31, 2018

    Aleris, a supplier of aluminium rolled products, which is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, has signed a new multi-year contract with Embraer, a manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 130 seats, to supply aluminium flat-rolled products for use in the production of its aircraft.

  • An international outlook Jan 31, 2018

    Tom Butler, ICMM's CEO, tells Richard Barrett how members are advancing mining with principles.

  • Canada's example Jan 31, 2018

    Butler said that the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is very closely aligned to ICMM’s approach.

  • Fulfilling India's ambitions Jan 31, 2018

    India’s steel secretary Aruna Sharma is making a strong pitch to dispel misgivings by steel consumers that under pressure from local steelmakers the government will protect them from foreign competition by putting high tariff barriers in place.

  • Global steel rebalances Jan 31, 2018

    As growth in China’s steel output is forecast to slow substantially, and steel demand elsewhere is predicted to be relatively robust, hopes for an improving global supply-demand balance are high for 2018

  • High-grade ore demand drives up prices Jan 31, 2018

    As the biggest export destination for seaborne iron ore, China’s demand continues to drive market prices. Duncan Moore looks at its influence and the global outlook for major iron ore producers

  • Ore-based metallics Jan 31, 2018

    Chris Barrington, International Iron Metallics Association (IIMA) secretary general, summarizes recent changes in the pattern of supply of ore-based metallics (pig iron, HBI, DRI) over the past couple of years.

  • Rockwell Automation's Infrastructure-as-a-Service Jan 31, 2018

    Rockwell Automation has introduced its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to address the challenge of designing, deploying and maintaining a secure and robust network infrastructure within industry.