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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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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.
Indian steel needs support, not tariffs, to fulfill output aspirations
Paul Bartholomew on how India’s steel sector has been generally positive about new Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first 100 days in office, which he marked on September 3.
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Chinese ferrous scrap processors not hopeful of VAT rebate's return
Singapore (Platts)--19 Sep 2014 625 am EDT/1025 GMT
Chinese ferrous scrap processors said Friday that the likelihood of the rebate on value-added tax for scrap sales returning was low, even though the recent unveiling of the third batch of companies meeting government requirements gave rise to speculation over such a move.
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News Features

Steel Raw Material Outlook: Seaborne iron ore market takes tumble; US low-vol met coal creeps up from nadir
September 18, 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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Platts: Podcasts
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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Asian coking coal, iron ore market update
June 09, 2014 - Implications for Asian steelmakers' procurement behavior of low steel raw materials spot prices; overview of recent market conditions.
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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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