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Long steel market players from around the world gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia September 25-27 for the SteelOrbis & IREPAS Conference and agreed that aside from a few regional exceptions, the outlook for steel around the globe is surprisingly favorable.
Mr. Bull: Once again you must have been very satisfied with recent events that, on the very surface only, seemed to support your dire outlook. It appears that the global economic recovery in general is taking a breather and, specifically, most advanced economies are struggling once again. Growth in the US is faltering and the […]
SteelOrbis Shanghai explains China’s current monetary policy and the effect on steel prices with Shen Xinfeng, General Manager of Shanghai Huifu Trading Co.,Ltd.
SteelOrbis Americas discusses how the US pipe industry is coping with fundamental changes in the energy landscape with Vicki Avril, President and CEO of TMK IPSCO.
The trade flows of few steel products have been affected as much by the impact of US trade laws as supply and demand in the market.
Demand, or a lack thereof, finally caught up with reality and HRC prices have crashed down to earth, dropping about $160/mt in the process. A lot of the earlier, pent-up demand happened because of “restocking” inventory. Guess what? Latest surveys of steel consumers show a high inventory level.
SteelOrbis Shanghai discusses iron ore prices, Chinese economic policies, and their effects on the Chinese and global steel industries with Haiming Qian, Managing Director of Shanghai-based steel and raw material trader Cumic Steel Limited.
Görkem Bolaca of LN Metals talks with SteelOrbis Istanbul about how market conditions are affecting his company, and why he believes 2011 will be a stronger year for steel demand than 2010.