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October 01, 2014 (5:48)
Mark Wiggett discusses the head-long fall in iron ore prices from mid-August onwards and scrap prices weakening in Turkey and Asia; cheaper iron ore leading to very competitive Chinese billets in many regions.
September 09, 2014 (3:20)
Paul Bartholomew on the decline of iron ore prices, the record volume of exports from Port Hedland in Australia, and the outlook for the Chinese steel market for the rest of the year.
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News Headlines

Brazil's ore exports averaged $68/mt in nine-day period ended Tuesday: ministry
Sao Paulo (Platts)--1 Oct 2014 436 pm EDT/2036 GMT
Brazilian iron ore exports averaged $68/mt FOB in the nine-day period ended Tuesday, down 4% from $70.9/mt FOB in the previous week, the most recent data from the Ministry of Development and Trade showed Wednesday.
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Podcasts

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China's steel, iron ore markets seen to remain weak over next 3 to 5 years
September 29, 2014 - Platts editors discuss the sentiment in the Chinese steel and iron ore markets, and the outlook on steel production and demand.
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Iron ore market: Price recovery in tandem with stronger economic growth or more bumpy road ahead?
August 13, 2014 - Platts editors discuss why iron ore market players are optimistic about prices in the second half of the year.
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Blogs

A physical attack at a steel conference, a metaphor for tight credit
There was blood on the floor at the China Iron &; Steel Association conference in Dalian September 25. Literally. Colin Richardson and Sebastian Lewis shed light on the action.
Steel-government nexus evolving in the US
Two key areas where the US steel industry and the federal government intersect are global trade and antitrust measures. These critical safeguards appear to be moving in opposite directions, the former becoming less helpful to the industry and the latter becoming more helpful.
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News Features

Steel Raw Material Outlook: Asian iron ore set to follow long-term price decline seen in met coal
September 23, 2014
Read highlights of the latest Platts steel raw materials news and pricing analysis, focusing on the global iron ore, coking coal, scrap and ferroalloys markets.
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Industry Solution Papers Library

Special Report: Steel - What hurdles need to be overcome for India to achieve second top steel producing status?
This latest report focuses on the problems facing India’s rise to second largest steel producer status (published December 2012).
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