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Arrium Goes Out on the Road in Search of a Buyer

23 Aug 2016 - Executives of Australian steelmaker and iron ore miner Arrium are in Asia this week, shopping around the debt-laden business in advance of the release of the formal sale documents, reports The Australian Financial Review.

Aided by Its North American Sheet Mill, BlueScope's Fortunes Rise in Fiscal 2016

22 Aug 2016 - Australia’s BlueScope Steel more than doubled its underlying net profits in fiscal 2016 due in part to higher sales and cost reductions as well as to having taken full ownership of its U.S. sheet mill.

Essar Algoma Sale to Take More Time to Finalize

19 Aug 2016 - The group of lenders proposing to acquire Canada’s Essar Steel Algoma is continuing to negotiate the sale with the company’s bondholders, federal and provincial governments and the United Steelworkers union, but a closing doesn’t yet appear to be at hand, according to a court filing.

New Steelworks Reaches 100,000 Metric Tons of Monthly Production

19 Aug 2016 - Tata Steel managing director T.V. Narendran said the company’s Kalinganagar steel works produced 100,000 metric tons of steel in July as the company continues to ramp up production at the new facility.

This Isn't Hot Air: Praxair, Linde Discussing Possible Merger

16 Aug 2016 - Industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. said it is discussing a possible merger with Germany’s Linde AG, the company announced on Tuesday.

U. S. Steel Canada Declines New Offer From Essar Global

10 Aug 2016 - U. S. Steel Canada has rejected a new buyout offer from Essar Global, saying that its new bid is substantially similar to one that was proposed -- and rejected -- earlier this year, according to reports.

A New Offer Emerges for U. S. Steel Canada

09 Aug 2016 - An entity that includes shareholders of India’s Essar Global said it has made a formal, binding offer for U. S. Steel Canada, which is operating under creditor protection while it attempts to find a buyer.

Commerce Department Sets Duties on Hot Rolled Coil Imports

08 Aug 2016 - The U.S. Commerce Department will impose anti-dumping duties of between 3.7 and 34.3 percent on hot rolled coil from seven countries, the department has announced.

Primetals Bags Contract for New BOF in Germany

04 Aug 2016 - ArcelorMittal’s Ruhrort plant in Germany has ordered a new basic oxygen furnace (LD converter) from Primetals Technologies. According to Primetals, the 150-metric-ton converter will replace an existing converter, designated as K2.

Report: China Weighing Plan to Combine Steelmakers

02 Aug 2016 - Chinese officials are thinking about consolidating some of the country’s largest steelmakers into two behemoth companies, according to the Bloomberg news service.

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