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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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Silver investment to remain strong in coming years: CPM Group
Washington (Platts)--22 Oct 2014 511 pm EDT/2111 GMT
Investment demand for silver will likely remain strong in coming years due to lackluster economic growth, industrial usage and the need to preserve capital in developing nations, analysts with the CPM Group said Wednesday.
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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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News Features

Steel Raw Material Analysis: Spot seaborne iron ore lump rallies to highest level since end-April
October 16, 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 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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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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