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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.

BlueScope Steel Exits Castrip Joint Venture

23 Aug 2016 - Australia’s BlueScope Steel Ltd. has divested its stake in Castrip LLC, its thin strip casting technology joint venture, for US$20 million, the steelmaker disclosed on Monday.

Wire Rod Manufacturer Restarts Upgraded Mill

23 Aug 2016 - SMS group has successfully completed upgrades to a German wire rod mill, the equipment maker has announced.

South African Steelmaker Agrees to US$110M Fine for Price Collusion

23 Aug 2016 - ArcelorMittal’s South African unit has agreed to pay the equivalent of US$110 million in fines to settle accusations that it had colluded to fix steel and scrap prices, according to reports.

United Steelworkers, Others Pressing Canadian Federal Government to Support Steel Industry

22 Aug 2016 - Calls are mounting for the Canadian federal government to step off the sidelines and take action in support of Canada’s steel industry and its employees, both retired and active, reports The Hamilton Spectator newspaper.

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.

AK Steel Begins Marketing New High-Strength Auto Steels

22 Aug 2016 - AK Steel Corp. is launching a new line of high-strength, lightweight steels intended to help automakers reduce the weight of their vehicles, the Ohio-based steelmaker announced on Monday.

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.

To Cut Its Debt, TMK Considers Selling Foreign Assets

19 Aug 2016 - Tubemaker TMK might sell some of its assets as it looks to pare US$2.5 billion in net debt, reports the Reuters news service.

EVRAZ Sees North American Sales for Rail, Tube Decline

19 Aug 2016 - Russia’s EVRAZ saw its sales fall nearly 28 percent in the first half of 2016, primarily on lower prices and weaker demand. But the second quarter brought about improving conditions, and the company is therefore “cautiously optimistic” about the second half, it said on Thursday.

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