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August 21, 2014 (16:01)
After years of recession, the increasingly globalised automotive industry is expanding into fertile new markets. Platts editors analyze the challenges car makers face, the impact of steel prices, and the effects of narrowing price spreads on tire makers.
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Bellzone Mining announces advance on funding for Guinean iron ore project
London (Platts)--1 Sep 2014 841 am EDT/1241 GMT
Iron ore developer Bellzone Mining said Monday it will be advanced $750,000 by China Sonangol International under an agreement reported in August.
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Blogs

The steel sheet market undercuts suggestions of overall weakness
Year-to-date US steel imports are up 37% from last year while domestic mill capability utilization recently topped 80%. Neither of these items is particularly surprising, but they fly in the face of suggestions that American steel consumption has been lackluster this year.
Miners become leaner and meaner to thrive in lower price environment
While large companies continue to work on reducing costs, aspiring miners and developers are doing all they can merely to survive.
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News Features

Steel Raw Material Outlook
August 27, 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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Podcasts

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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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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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