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Table of Contents



Page 18
Cover Story
Alexander Shevelev on this route to the top of Severstal and transforming the business

Outlook for 2020

Page 24
Non-ferrous metals outlook
Key market drivers for 2020 and beyond

Page 27
Whither steel and scrap markets?
Major traders share their outlooks on the markets

Page 29
Aluminium premiums tell the story
Premiums are a strong indicator of the fortunes for the metal

Page 31
Shanghai INE to launch new contract
More of the world's copper looks likely to be priced in China


Page 32
Steel markets woes weigh on refractories
Pressure mounts on refractories markets while steel making suffers from overcapacity

Page 39
China's magnesia recovery slows
Overcapacity in China's magnesia sector has pressured prices

Page 41
Calcined alumina outlook
Suppliers debate whether calcines alumina can reduce oversupply


Page 42
Will aluminium prices be lower for longer?
Analysis of aluminium's price decline in 2019 and outlook for 2020

Page 44
Low-carbon credentials
Major aluminium producers develop low-carbon-emission brands


Page 46
Rising concerns about Indian iron ore supply
Expiration of mine leases has raised questions about supply

Page 48
Advancing DRI technology to make steel with hydrogen
ArcelorMittal has commissioned Midrex to design a demonstration plant

Page 52
India's non-ferrous scrap sector under scrutiny
Prospect for India's industry


Page 54
Protecting steelwork of all shapes and sizes
A visit to Worksop to see large-scale hot-dip galvanizing in action

Page 58
Duplex provides another way
Considering the advantages of duplex stainless steels

Page 62
Technology advances aplenty
Plantmakers continue to enhance the capabilities and performance of metallurgical plants

End-user spotlight

Page 66
Competition climbs
Aerospace industry demands on materials evolve

News and Analysis

Page 8
Non-ferrous news review
A summary of recent key development in the international non-ferrous industries

Page 10
Steel news review
A round-up of important recent development 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 raw materials markets


Page 7
A new decade commences

Page 69
New developments in steel and metals technology, processes and products

Page 70
Advances and market developments in applications

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