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October 13, 2014 (3:17)
Paul Bartholomew, Platts managing editor for steel in Australia, talks about expectations for China steel export orders, the outlook of mills and traders on steel production over the next month, and the lackluster iron ore market.
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US ferrous scrap deals concluded down $30 ahead of November buy
Pittsburgh (Platts)--30 Oct 2014 458 pm EDT/2058 GMT
US ferrous scrap prices softened further Thursday as the once nearly-insulated domestic prices moved closer in line with international markets.
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Steel Raw Material Outlook: Bearish sentiment pushes Turkish ferrous scrap lower
October 30, 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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A competitive US steel sheet market heads toward end-of-year uncertainty
These are strange days for the US sheet steel market. While generally profitable for producers via the world’s highest prices, mills now face some serious challenges.
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.
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Platts: Podcasts
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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Chinese steel demand slowdown puts pressure on prices
October 17, 2014 - Analyzing the latest outlook for steel use in China issued by the World Steel Association and its impact on prices of iron ore and scrap globally.
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Identifying price trends in the Turkey region long steel sector
This paper introduces new Platts analysis in identifying price trends and price direction signals in the Turkish rebar, billet and scrap markets. The Platts Turkey ARC Steel Tracker (Turkey ARC ) has been designed to analyze price relationships of inputs and outputs to regional electric arc furnaces and rolling mills, and the suitability of this model and scope for its data is examined.
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