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Sep 2017
  • Metals
  • Steel
  • Raw Materials

Chinese steelmaking cuts hammer market

Chinese domestic market strength and reduced export volumes have been a primary driver of the global steel and iron ore rally this year. But there are growing signs that dark clouds are gathering over the world's largest steel market

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  • Blog
Sep 2017
  • Metals
  • Steel

Steelmaking: Graphite electrode shortage saga continues, bank says 'buy'

Graphite electrodes have not typically been a "sexy" part of the steelmaking supply chain. Prices have traditionally been fixed annually, and the components -- which are used in electric arc furnaces and ladle furnaces and can exhaust in six to eight hours --...

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Aug 2017
  • Metals
  • Non-Ferrous
  • Steel

China's supply-side reform roiling metals markets

Some commentators and participants still question the extent of China's supply-side reforms, but the effects — or the perception of the effects — are undoubtedly reverberating throughout the global steel and metals market right now

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