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Mexico, U.S. Investigate Separate Trade Complaints

03 Sep 2015 - Mexico is opening a trade investigation on complaints over imports of Chinese-made wire rod, according to Reuters.

Iron Ore Miner Reaffirms Estimate of 1B Tons of Chinese Steel Production

03 Sep 2015 - Chinese steel demand has slowed, but one of the world’s largest iron ore exporters is sticking with projections that the country’s demand will grow to 1 billion tons in the next 15 years.

Mechel Signs Long-Term Coal Deal With Asian Steelmaker

03 Sep 2015 - Russian coal and steel producer Mechel OAO has signed a long-term agreement to provide metallurgical coal to a Japanese steelmaker, the company has announced.

Nucor Names New Board Director

02 Sep 2015 - A former aviation executive has been appointed to Nucor Corp.'s board of directors, the Charlotte, N.C, USA, steelmaker has announced.

To Protect Steelworks, Australian Union Willing To Discuss Concessions

02 Sep 2015 - The Australian Workers' Union says it will support BlueScope Steel's effort to cut costs in order to preserve the remaining blast furnace at the company's Port Kembla steelworks, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Minebea Co. Bearing Declared World’s Smallest

02 Sep 2015 - Guinness World Records has made official what bearings manufacturer Minebea Co. Ltd. has been saying for the last several years: it makes the world's smallest steel ball bearing.

U. S. Steel Moving 225,000 Tons of Steel Production From Canada to America

02 Sep 2015 - United States Steel Corporation is shifting a large portion of its automotive steel production away from its Canadian subsidiary, U. S. Steel Canada (USSC), to its American mills, a move that's estimated to cost the ailing Canadian operation more than $200 million in revenue over the next 15 months.

IPSCO Halts Production at Iowa OCTG Mill

02 Sep 2015 - Oil country tubular goods producer TMK IPSCO is idling a casing and line pipe facility in Camanche, Iowa, USA, laying off 43.

Russian Coal and Steel Producer Refinances Nearly US$2 Billion in Debt

01 Sep 2015 - Russian mining and metals company Mechel OAO has restructured nearly US$2 billion worth of loans with Gazprombank, the company has announced.

Association: Latin America Buying More Chinese-Made Steel, Other Markets Buying Even More

01 Sep 2015 - Nearly 9 percent of China's steel exports have been destined for Latin America so far this year, according to Alacero, the Latin American Steel Association.

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