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Shares of Chinese Steelmakers Notch Down on Expectations of Rising Output

14 May 2018 - Rising production and falling steel prices have taken some of the financial sparkle off of China’s iron and steel industry, which had been benefiting from healthy demand and mill closures, reports the Bloomberg news service. 

Chinese Steel Exports Increase in April

08 May 2018 - China’s steel exports rose 14.7% in April to reach their highest level in eight months, according to the Reuters news service.

Idled Since 2015, Brazilian Blast Furnace Returns to Service

18 Apr 2018 - Brazil’s Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais has restarted an idled blast furnace as it looks to capture benefits from improvements in the economy and steel consumption, the company said Tuesday. 

Refractories Maker Opens Russian Plant

16 Apr 2018 - Ohio-based refractories manufacturer Allied Mineral Products Inc. has initiated production at its newest facility in Yelabuga, Russia, the company said in an announcement. 

JSPL Sees Big Gains in Crude Steel Output

09 Apr 2018 - With its new integrated plant fully operational, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) is setting internal production records, reports the Press Trust of India. 

AISI Lauds Plans to Revise Vehicle Emissions Standards

05 Apr 2018 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) said it supports the Trump administration’s decision to revise the new fuel efficiency standards laid out during the Barack Obama presidency. 

Industry Group Says India Has Inched Out Japan as World's Second-Biggest Producer

04 Apr 2018 - India’s crude steel production has surpassed Japan’s output, making the country the world’s second-largest steelmaker, reports the Press Trust of India (PTI).

Workers Begin Reviving Idled Wire Rod Mill

03 Apr 2018 - The first group of United Steelworkers reported back to work today at the Liberty Steel Georgetown wire rod mill in South Carolina, becoming the first to clock in there since the facility closed in 2015. 

Primetals Technologies Finishes Upgrades to Georgia Caster

29 Mar 2018 - Gerdau’s sections mill in Cartersville, Ga., USA, has completed modifications to its 4-strand caster and has put the machine back into service, according to the equipment supplier on the project. 

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