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March 08, 2017
A US bulk scrap cargo sale was made to Turkey on March 7 and lifted Turkish scrap prices closer in line with US prices, alleviating, at least temporarily, concerns about a potential spring-time correction in US scrap prices.
US bulk scrap sale lifts Turkish prices in line with US
Also in this feature
HRC imports drop sharply on slow demand in Turkey
HRC imports drop sharply on slow demand in Turkey
Turkish imports of hot rolled coil fell significantly in the first month of 2017, as demand slowed dramatically.
Turkish rebar export firm amid more enquiries from market
Turkish rebar export firm amid more enquiries from market
Sentiment in the Turkish rebar export markets is becoming increasingly bullish fueled by rising scrap costs.

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Perth (Platts)--29 Mar 2017 554 am EDT/954 GMT
The specter of Chinese domestic iron ore output ramping up this year in response to higher prices, and subsequently putting downward pressure on seaborne prices, was a major talking point at Australia's flagship iron ore conference Wednesday.
Singapore (Platts)--29 Mar 2017 1214 am EDT/414 GMT
Australia's largest rail freight provider Aurizon has declared force majeure on three of its four metallurgical coal systems in the Central Queensland Coal Network, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday in response to a query from S&P Global Platts.
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March 27, 2017
For global steel this time of the year has come to be known as the time when international trade breathed its last. We have seen the steel export life sucked out of some traditional powerhouses and breathed into others.
March 23, 2017
Prime Minister Li Keqiang wants to make China's skies blue again. But what does this mean for the country's production and consumption of commodities?
February 24, 2017
Will this year see a steel price crash akin to the one seen in early 2016? We discuss whether market participants will experience that deja vu feeling.
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March 28, 2017
The battle over South Africa’s Mining Charter highlights a lack of confidence in government. Neil Ford explains in his latest blog post.
March 21, 2017
Over 2000 container industry players descended upon TPM at Long Beach, end February, where one key theme I took away was the hesitancy to embrace price transparency.
March 15, 2017
South Africa is currently redrafting its Mining Charter, hopefully bringing to an end a long period of disagreement and uncertainty.
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