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Falling iron ore prices see big drop in capacity utilization in China

November 11, 2014 (4:28)

Platts editor Paul Bartholomew discusses the possible implications of weaker iron ore prices on Chinese domestic production and the weakest ever findings in Platts' latest China Steel Sentiment Index.

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Mexico's Ahmsa sets steel shipments record in October
Sao Paulo (Platts)--21 Nov 2014 406 pm EST/2106 GMT
Mexican flat steel producer Ahmsa recorded 361,939 mt in shipments of finished steel products in October, the highest monthly mark ever registered by the company, it said.
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No surprises seen for South Korean, Japanese steel output for 2015
November 17, 2014
Platts editors discuss how South Korean and Japanese steelmakers have fared so far this year and their prospects for 2015.
Steady prices seen for China's manganese ore until end-2014
October 21, 2014
Platts associate editor Clement Kwok on the movement in the manganese ore market and the market expectations for the rest of the year.
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Analysis & Data Features

November 20, 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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Global LNG Update — LNG, integrated market are keys to Euopean security of supply: US official
LNG and a "truly integrated energy market in Europe" are keys to providing security of supply in Europe, a US government official said in a phone briefing.

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November 20, 2014
The initiation of the "Carnegie Way transformation journey" by US Steel last year must have given its employees pause. Andrew Carnegie was a notorious cost-cutter who valued efficiency above all else.
November 05, 2014
We are witnessing the escalation of a materials Battle Royale with the advent of Ford’s aluminum body and bed F-150 pick-up truck. Trucks have been made mostly of steel forever, and the interloper, aluminum, is threatening steel right where it hurts the most–the huge F-150, an American icon up there with the bald eagle.
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