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September 30, 2016
S&P Global Platts' Sebastian Lewis and Keith Tan discuss China's supply side reforms and what this means for steel and coal industries.
September 23, 2016
Met coal pricing continued its meteoric rise, China heavyweights moved closer to merging operations and the decoupling of major regional markets.
August 26, 2016
Focusing on the reasons behind the Chinese steel market firming, why European raw materials prices are expected to rise in Q4, and how the US is seeing downward corrections as demand tails off.
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Pittsburgh (Platts)--30 Sep 2016 608 pm EDT/2208 GMT
US wire rod prices continued to show softness this week, falling in line with lower scrap settlements for September, market participants said Friday.
Tokyo (Platts)--30 Sep 2016 911 am EDT/1311 GMT
Platts on Friday assessed the premium for imported primary aluminum in the fourth quarter of 2016 at $75/mt plus London Metal Exchange cash, CIF main Japanese ports, down 18% from $90-93/mt plus LME cash CIF Japan for Q3.
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Feature: Global Steel & Scrap Outlook

September 20, 2016
Scrap prices weakened further last week in Turkey, the USA and other markets tracked by The Steel Index. In its report for the w/e Sep 16, TSI said, however, prices in India remained stable.
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More downside for Turkish rebar exports in post-Eid market
As had been anticipated, this week started with a downside for Turkish rebar exports following a week-long Eid holidays, sources told S&P Global Platts on September 19.
New Delhi promises big for India's carmakers
The Indian government aims to make auto-manufacturing the main driver of its ‘Make in India’ initiative, says government official.

Price Focus

The seaborne iron ore market ended the trading week March 18 on firmer ground, as positive steel performance provided support. Buying interest appeared to gain further traction in the spot market, as more mills reappeared with replenishing needs.

Steel Infographic

Platts steel team tasked our design and production department to take a wealth of steel raw materials data and transform those freshly mined (sic) numbers into something visually engaging. In this post we present you with the very interesting results. Derived from a variety of company sources and our own Steel Markets Daily and Steel Raw Materials Monthly publications, we¿d like to hear your thoughts on the significance of the numbers for the global steel industry.

The Barrel Blog

September 29, 2016
It has come as no surprise that Chinese steel market sources feel a bit more cheerful this year.
September 23, 2016
With China looking set to create the world’s second largest steelmaking company, European steel is on the brink of mergers that will transform its industry.
September 16, 2016
An American scrap trader was cleaning out his garage earlier this summer. Nicholas Tolomeo explains.
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Steel, Ferrous Scrap, Ferroalloys and Noble Alloys methodology

Published March 2016

The Steel, Ferrous Scrap, Ferroalloys and Noble Alloys guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Steel and Ferrous Scrap global catalogue of price assessments.

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