Uğur Dalbeler, General Manager of Turkey-based Çolakoğlu Metalurji AŞ and Chairman of IREPAS, discussed his high hopes for the Turkish steel market with SteelOrbis Istanbul during the fall SteelOrbis conference and IREPAS meeting.
Sergei Kuznetsov, CEO of Severstal North America, talks with SteelOrbis Americas about forecasts for the US flat and coated market, as well as reasons why his company is prepared for both the best and worst economic conditions.
What a difference a little networking can make. The attitude of attendees going into the SteelOrbis & IREPAS Fall Conference this September was overwhelmingly pessimistic, but after a few days, a few presentations, a few drinks and a few laughs, the sentiment changed drastically, and steel industry players left St. Petersburg with a smile on […]
Steel fabrication has come a long way from the forges of medieval blacksmiths. While some steel-related sectors still have stuck to their basic historical roots (iron ore is still melted and mixed with carbon to form steel, even though the furnaces have vastly improved), the industrial revolution, the technology boom, and the blending of computer […]
Wherever you look, you’ll see crisis after crisis. Economies in Europe and the US are stalling and some are even on the brink of another downturn. Add to that the enormous amount of debt burdening the US and the Eurozone and you can easily see that the next economic meltdown is just around the corner.
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.
What a summer! While heat waves blasted most of the US, demand for steel, unfortunately, remained lukewarm, and even the steel sector that is usually lively during the annual summer doldrums—scrap—followed a curious neutral trend for most grades and regions during the hot months.
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.