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Table of Contents

Feb 03, 2020 | 06:00 AM |

An exclusive interview with LME chair Gay Huey Evans; Challenges for steel markets in Mexico; Changing dynamics of scrap supply and demand in SE Asia; India’s diversification of coal imports; Progress in the use of steel derivatives; A long-term vision for manufacturing; Trends in metallurgical and non-metallurgical bauxite and alumina markets; A spotlight on copper and its outlook; Autonomous vehicle applications, developments and material choice; Regular news review, innovation and end-user pages; Steel, base metal and steelmaking raw materials analysis from Fastmarkets MB research


Page 18
Cover Story
Gay Huey Evans on what has driven her career and priorities at the LME


Page 24
Industry challenges in Mexico
Analysts are cautiously optimistic that conditions will improve for Mexican steel markets

Page 28
The dynamics of scrap in SE Asia
Multiple factors are bearing on the pattern of ferrous scrap markets in southeast Asia

Page 32
A long-term vision for manufacturing
CloudNC is striving to revolutionize the business of manufacturing

Page 36
India rebalances coal supply
India is diversifying its sources of coal

Risk management

Page 38
Progress in the use of steel derivatives
Experts offer their viwes on progress in steel price risk management

Bauxite and alumina

Page 42
Rebalancing bauxite and alumina markets
Global metallurgical bauxite and alumina markets look set to continue rebalancing this year

Page 45
Refractory-grade bauxite supply
Supply tightness in counterbalancing weakening refractories business

Page 47
BFA and WFA markets decouple
Brown fused (BFA) and white fused (WFA) alumina markets are decoupling

Page 49
Impacts of China's environmental push
China's strict environmental restrictions for the winterimpact industrial mineral demand and supply

Market spotlight

Page 50
A brighter year for copper?
A cocktail of market drivers is influencing price prospects for copper

End-user spotlight

Page 54
Autonomous vehicles gain further traction
The spread of autonomous vehicles has implications for vehicle design and materials choice

News and analysis

Page 8
Non-ferrous news review
A summary of recent key developments in the internationl non-ferrous industry

Page 10
Steel news review
A round-up of important recent developments in the global iron and steel sectors

Page 14
Base metals and steel analysis
Fastmarkets MB research analysts study the drivers of the base metals, steel and steel raw materials markets


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Multiple markets

Page 57
New developments in steel and metals technology, processes and products

Page 58
Advances and market developemts in applications

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