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Nucor earnings slip in first quarter due to severe weather
Pittsburgh (Platts)--24 Apr 2014 428 pm EDT/2028 GMT

US steelmaker Nucor posted first-quarter net earnings of $111.0 million Thursday, down 35% from Q4 2013, but up 31% from the same period a year ago, when net earnings were $84.8 million.
Higher steel prices hard to achieve after weakness in Q1 in US & Europe
March 28, 2013 06:00:00 EST

Mark Wiggett, editor for Platts Global Market Outlook, analyzes the price movements in steel coils and long products from February and into March; the weakness in scrap prices and the iron ore price decrease. He also looks at how global production in January was little changed from December 2013 and where demand has not improved in Q1.
Metallurgical Coal: 2013 in Review
February 05, 2014 - China and Australia dominated the global spot metallurgical coal market in 2013, a year which saw less price volatility, accelerated trend towards index-pricing, uptick in traded swaps volumes, and more miners blending down premium coals into second-tier products.
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