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EUROFER: Strengthening Trend in EU Steel Market Set to Continue in 2015

17 Dec 2014 - The latest economic surveys show that following a weakening trend in Q3, most indicators have been stabilizing, according to EUROFER.

Nucor Provides Guidance on Q4 Perfomance

16 Dec 2014 - Nucor Corp. announced guidance for its fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014.

IREPAS Gives Short Range Outlook for December 2014

16 Dec 2014 - Oversupply has been evident in the global long steel market from September up to the end of November, slowing down demand, putting pressure on the market and pushing prices downwards.

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Shows Small Uptick

12 Dec 2014 - The outlook for China's steel market has improved slightly, with expectations of new orders rising and steel output tipped to stay at November levels, according to the latest Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (Platts CSSI), which shows a headline reading of 37.39 out of a possible 100 points in December.

Outokumpu Gives Update on Market and Technical Issues in Calvert

10 Dec 2014 - Outokumpu’s stainless steel mill in Calvert, Ala., has experienced technical issues in all of its three cold rolling lines during the past six months. This has had a negative impact on customer deliveries and increased costs.

IREPAS Releases Latest Short Range Outlook for Global Long Products Market

03 Dec 2014 - The global long steel products market is still showing a high degree of competition, IREPAS said in its Short Range Outlook for November 2014. Demand is strong in North America, the Persian Gulf region and the Southeast Asian market, however, other markets like the EU and South America are still showing some weakness.

AWMI Meets in Savannah for Annual Leadership Conference

01 Dec 2014 - The annual conference of the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) was held 13–15 November 2014 in Savannah, Ga. The meeting provides an array of opportunities for members and conference attendees to touch upon each of AWMI’s cornerstones — educate, grow, network and mentor — by hearing from industry leaders, learning about the latest issues shaping the metals business, interacting with peers and exchanging ideas.

ArcelorMittal Europe Reports €125 Million Operating Profit for Q3 2014

27 Nov 2014 - ArcelorMittal Europe announced its results for the third quarter of 2014.

Markets on the Upswing: CRU 2014 North American Steel Conference

26 Nov 2014 - Each year, CRU holds its North American Steel Conference in Chicago, Ill., USA, featuring the latest updates from new and established market players, market and pricing forecasts, and the latest on the international trading front.

ArcelorMittal's Quarterly Results Show Considerable Improvement in Steel Business

25 Nov 2014 - ArcelorMittal announced results[1] for the three and nine month periods ended 30 September 2014.

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