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Sao Paulo (Platts)--29 Mar 2017 557 pm EDT/2157 GMT
Gerdau Colombia announced a joint venture with Putney Capital Management after selling 50% of its assets in its longs mill Gerdau Diaco, the company said Wednesday.
Perth (Platts)--29 Mar 2017 950 am EDT/1350 GMT
The specter of Chinese domestic iron ore output ramping up this year in response to higher prices, and subsequently putting downward pressure on seaborne prices, was a major talking point at Australia's flagship iron ore conference Wednesday.
Lausanne, Switzerland (Platts)--29 Mar 2017 951 am EDT/1351 GMT
More change is on the horizon for global mining companies, a market that's seen its share of flux and volatility in recent years, outgoing Anglo American Chairman John Parker said Wednesday.
Perth (Platts)--29 Mar 2017 554 am EDT/954 GMT
The specter of Chinese domestic iron ore output ramping up this year in response to higher prices, and subsequently putting downward pressure on seaborne prices, was a major talking point at Australia's flagship iron ore conference Wednesday.
Singapore (Platts)--29 Mar 2017 1214 am EDT/414 GMT
Australia's largest rail freight provider Aurizon has declared force majeure on three of its four metallurgical coal systems in the Central Queensland Coal Network, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday in response to a query from S&P Global Platts.
Pittsburgh (Platts)--28 Mar 2017 555 pm EDT/2155 GMT
Four US steel producers on Tuesday sought antidumping duties on carbon and alloy wire rod imports from 10 countries -- Belarus, Italy, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the UK.
Kiev (Platts)--28 Mar 2017 951 am EDT/1351 GMT
Ukraine's exports of ferroalloys in January rose 34.9% year-on-year to 68,450 mt from 50,750 mt in January 2016, the state statistics service reported Tuesday.
Singapore (Platts)--28 Mar 2017 918 am EDT/1318 GMT
Yancoal has declared force majeure on its Middlemount mine, as a result of the cyclone conditions affecting Queensland, the company confirmed Tuesday.
Singapore (Platts)--28 Mar 2017 916 am EDT/1316 GMT
The world's largest seaborne metallurgical coal producer and exporter BHP Billiton has suspended operations at five of its Queensland, Australia, coking coal mines due to cyclone Debbie, it said Tuesday.
Pittsburgh (Platts)--27 Mar 2017 549 pm EDT/2149 GMT
US imported rebar prices softened Monday alongside lower Turkish export offers, sources said.
London (Platts)--27 Mar 2017 958 am EDT/1358 GMT
Lower quality iron ore pellets in particular may be seeing the recent high in premiums starting to unwind, buyers and suppliers said this week.
Tokyo (Platts)--27 Mar 2017 957 am EDT/1357 GMT
The Japan Aluminium Alloy Refiners Association forecast on Monday that demand for diecasting aluminum alloy from the automotive industry would rise 1.5% year on year to 986,500 mt in fiscal 2017-2018 (April-March).
Pittsburgh (Platts)--27 Mar 2017 955 am EDT/1355 GMT
US East Coast ferrous scrap exporters were looking to place tons into the domestic market on Friday, to take advantage of stronger US scrap pricing relative to global prices.
Washington (Platts)--24 Mar 2017 517 pm EDT/2117 GMT
Rhodium prices rocketed through the $1,000/oz resistance level this week after speculative investors declined to release metal to the market, forcing consumers in need to buy the metal at higher prices.
London (Platts)--24 Mar 2017 927 am EDT/1327 GMT
Atlantic met coal markets on Thursday faced steep declines in Australian FOB prices, cutting prior indicative trading levels for US coals.
London (Platts)--24 Mar 2017 919 am EDT/1319 GMT
It was a flat to lower start to the trading day for metals priced on the London Metal Exchange Friday, with the ongoing strike at the world's largest copper mine, Escondida, reported to be nearing its end.
Pittsburgh (Platts)--24 Mar 2017 916 am EDT/1316 GMT
The US cold-rolled coil price assessment edged up on Thursday as limited-time-only deals lower than $860/st evaporated, according to market sources this week.
Singapore (Platts)--24 Mar 2017 917 am EDT/1317 GMT
Spot export offers for Chinese electrolytic manganese metal, or EMM, on an FOB basis jumped amid limited available material in the market and news of environmental checks in major EMM producing areas of Hunan, Guizhou and Guangxi from April onwards which may affect production, industry sources said Friday.
Santiago (Platts)--23 Mar 2017 425 pm EDT/2025 GMT
Workers at the giant Escondida copper mine in northern Chile have ended their strike after 43 days, but without reaching agreement on a new collective contract, their union said Thursday.
Liverpool (Platts)--23 Mar 2017 1024 am EDT/1424 GMT
Eager US sellers found little demand for imported scrap in Turkey Wednesday, with some turning to other higher-paying markets, sources told S&P Global Platts.
Singapore (Platts)--23 Mar 2017 835 am EDT/1235 GMT
Spot offers for 75% Si ferrosilicon in Asia rose further this week as some Chinese producers have suspended offering, thus tightening supplies, industry sources said Thursday.
Hong Kong (Platts)--23 Mar 2017 235 am EDT/635 GMT
China is expected to add 6.65 million mt/year of new alumina capacity in 2017, chiefly in North China, Central China and Northwest China, in addition to the 79.25 million mt/year built national alumina capacity as of end-2016, state-run metals consultancy firm Beijing Antaike has forecast in its aluminum sector report on Thursday.
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