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Nerves of Steel: Views from the C-Suite feature

October 20, 2017
The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is holding its general assembly in Brussels the week of October 16, a dynamic annual event attended by top executives from the major steelmaking companies around the globe. Our team shares a special series of interviews and insights.
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From demand and capacity to trade and company strategies, steel CEOs are a chatty bunch
From demand and capacity to trade and company strategies, steel CEOs are a chatty bunch
This week’s Nerves of Steel series wraps up with some views from top executives, captured at the World Steel Association General Assembly by the Platts reporting team.


November 27, 2017
The latest on alumina and aluminum prices and the impact of the anticipated smelter output cuts in China.
November 24, 2017
A meeting hosted by Italian steel distributors’ group, Assofermet, in Milan provided a glimpse into the China Iron & Steel Association’s strategy for winning over Europe.
October 31, 2017
The Metals Meltdown team discusses the mood of C-level executives attending the World Steel Association's annual meeting in Brussels, and much more besides in the latest edition.
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News Headlines

London (Platts)--12 Dec 2017 1252 pm EST/1752 GMT
Swiss-based trading house and miner Glencore plans the progressive ramp-up of its Lady Loretta zinc mine in Queensland, Australia, in the first half of 2018, the company said Tuesday on an investors conference call.
Tokyo (Platts)--12 Dec 2017 928 am EST/1428 GMT
The winning bid in Tuesday's monthly auction for Japanese H2 grade ferrous scrap for export from Tokyo Bay by the end of January was up Yen 4,126/mt ($36/mt) from last month's highest bid, the auction organizer said.
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The Barrel Blog

December 06, 2017
For the first time since Donald Trump was inaugurated president, more of the benchmark commodity prices tracked by S&P Global Platts since he took office are now slightly higher than when President Obama left.
November 14, 2017
The iron ore forward curve has made history in November by recording the longest period of contango* in its brief existence.
November 08, 2017
It has been a little more than nine months since President Donald Trump took office, and although most hard commodity prices are lower than the day he was sworn in, there are signs of life. Joe Innace has more.
October 17, 2017
The steel industry’s current hot topic, tight electrode supply and higher pricing, threatens to cut steel output and raise mill costs.This is leading traders to debate the impact across various steel mills and applications.
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