SteelOrbis: opinion Accurate steel prices, latest steel news, massive database of steel companies, comprehensive coverage of steel markets, and online steel trading. 2014-07-28T16:16:37Z SteelOrbis 2014-07-28T16:16:37Z en EUROFER welcomes new energy efficiency targets 2014-07-28T08:13:45Z 2014-07-28T08:13:45Z The European steel industry welcomes the European Commission's energy efficiency targets. 2014-07-28T08:13:45Z EUROFER: EU construction sector to see moderate recovery in 2014-15 2014-07-24T14:43:36Z 2014-07-24T14:43:36Z In the first quarter of the current year construction activity in the European Union increased by 7.3 percent compared to the same quarter last year. 2014-07-24T14:43:36Z Turkish construction sector confidence decreases in July 2014-07-24T09:06:19Z 2014-07-24T09:06:19Z In July this year, the confidence index for the construction sector in Turkey, decreased by 1.7 percent month on month to 78.5 points. 2014-07-24T09:06:19Z ASSOCHAM: Indian gov’t must review proposed iron ore royalty rate hike 2014-07-23T13:17:51Z 2014-07-23T13:17:51Z ASSOCHAM has suggested the Indian Finance Ministry should review its budget proposal to increase the royalty rate on iron ore from 10% to 15%. 2014-07-23T13:17:51Z EUROFER: EU steel imports expected to see sharp increase in 2014 2014-07-21T12:38:10Z 2014-07-21T12:38:10Z Following annual growth of three percent in the first quarter of the current year, steel imports into the EU continued to rise in May and April. 2014-07-21T12:38:10Z EUROFER forecasts slight increase in EU steel exports in 2014-15 2014-07-21T12:25:17Z 2014-07-21T12:25:17Z According to EUROFER, in the first quarter of 2014 total EU steel exports decreased by 2.6 percent year on year. 2014-07-21T12:25:17Z EUROFER revises upward its forecast for 2014 real steel consumption 2014-07-18T13:13:21Z 2014-07-18T13:13:21Z Real steel consumption in the European Union is forecast to increase by almost 2.5 percent in the current year, revised up from the previous estimate. 2014-07-18T13:13:21Z EU targets 70 percent recycling for steel packaging 2014-07-10T14:10:51Z 2014-07-10T14:10:51Z APEAL has welcomed the new waste and recycling targets adopted by the European Commission last week. 2014-07-10T14:10:51Z IREPAS: Decent performance in global long steel market but rising concerns due to several ... 2014-07-10T07:43:00Z 2014-07-10T07:43:00Z According to IREPAS report, global demand has remained at reasonable levels during the course of the last 30 days. 2014-07-10T07:43:00Z UAE construction industry to see accelerated activity in 2014 2014-07-03T13:17:06Z 2014-07-03T13:17:06Z The pace of activity in the construction industry in the United Arab Emirates is set to accelerate rapidly in 2014. 2014-07-03T13:17:06Z ThyssenKrupp voices concern over Germany’s green energy reform 2014-07-01T12:19:46Z 2014-07-01T12:19:46Z ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe: If energy prices in Germany continue to increase, the company will not be competitive on a European and international scale 2014-07-01T12:19:46Z BIR: Signs of progress regarding scrap export restriction threat 2014-06-24T14:03:53Z 2014-06-24T14:03:53Z BIR: There have been some “slight signs” of progress with regard to the threat of restrictions on European steel scrap exports. 2014-06-24T14:03:53Z Turkish construction sector confidence increases in June 2014-06-24T09:06:15Z 2014-06-24T09:06:15Z The confidence index for the construction sector in Turkey, increased by 0.7 percent month on month in June to 79.8 points. 2014-06-24T09:06:15Z Mittal: Italian government has asked ArcelorMittal to look at Ilva 2014-06-18T12:26:29Z 2014-06-18T12:26:29Z The Italian government has asked ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, to consider investing in or buying the troubled Taranto-based Ilva. 2014-06-18T12:26:29Z Voestalpine CEO expects more antidumping cases in H2 2014-06-18T12:24:37Z 2014-06-18T12:24:37Z European Commission is mulling launching a probe into alleged dumping of cold rolled stainless steel product imports from China and Taiwan. 2014-06-18T12:24:37Z Lakshmi Mittal: Steel to remain preferred material for auto industry 2014-06-17T14:45:38Z 2014-06-17T14:45:38Z ArcelorMittal chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal stated that steel has all the capability to remain the preferred material for the automotive industry. 2014-06-17T14:45:38Z Mini-mills may claim around 40% of Russian steel market 2014-06-17T12:03:29Z 2014-06-17T12:03:29Z Metallurgical mini-, micro- and nano-plants may claim about 40 percent of the Russian steel market in the near future. 2014-06-17T12:03:29Z Morgan Stanley cuts iron ore price forecast 2014-06-12T12:12:00Z 2014-06-12T12:12:00Z Morgan Stanley has reduced its iron ore price forecast for the current year, expecting a further decline in 2015 as well. 2014-06-12T12:12:00Z Rio Tinto’s Simandou project to help recovery in Guinea’s mining industry 2014-06-10T09:09:11Z 2014-06-10T09:09:11Z IMF has said that the Simandou iron ore project of Australia-based miner Rio Tinto will contribute to a gradual pick-up in Guinea’s mining industry. 2014-06-10T09:09:11Z OECD expresses concern about global excess steel capacity 2014-06-09T12:58:20Z 2014-06-09T12:58:20Z OECD steel committee discussed the slow growth prospects of the global steel market and risks surrounding the outlook. 2014-06-09T12:58:20Z IREPAS: Healthy demand but persisting concerns in long steel markets 2014-06-09T12:53:25Z 2014-06-09T12:53:25Z According IREPAS, demand has continued to improve in the global long steel products market, especially in the Americas and the EU. 2014-06-09T12:53:25Z CISA: Iron ore prices to move down further 2014-06-09T08:47:19Z 2014-06-09T08:47:19Z CISA: It is expected that Chinese crude steel output will increase at a slower rate in the coming period, negatively impacting demand for iron ore. 2014-06-09T08:47:19Z WSD Strategic Insights XXXVII: The “Iron Pancake”: How flat will it get? 2014-06-09T08:41:17Z 2014-06-09T08:41:17Z The World Cost Curve for HRB is flattening this year. And, a further flattening seems likely by 2017 if global steel demand growth is only moderate. 2014-06-09T08:41:17Z Jeroen Vermeij: Developing economies slow down, developed economies gain strength 2014-06-05T14:18:46Z 2014-06-05T14:18:46Z EUROFER's Vermeij: The developed economies started to gain strength, although slowly, while a slowdown has been observed in developing economies. 2014-06-05T14:18:46Z Sam Walsh: Iron ore prices unlikely to fall to $80/mt 2014-06-05T09:27:31Z 2014-06-05T09:27:31Z Rio Tinto CEO does not expect iron ore prices to go down to $80/mt as Goldman Sachs predicts for the next year. 2014-06-05T09:27:31Z NDRC: Iron ore prices in China unlikely to rise in coming months 2014-05-29T14:56:49Z 2014-05-29T14:56:49Z Import iron ore prices in China have undergone two rounds of declines so far in the current year, China’s NDRC said. 2014-05-29T14:56:49Z Turkish consumer confidence down 3.1 percent in May from Apr 2014-05-27T07:49:48Z 2014-05-27T07:49:48Z The consumer confidence index in Turkey, which stood at 78.5 points in April, decreased by 3.1 percent month on month in May this year to 76 points. 2014-05-27T07:49:48Z MOC: Difficult for China to achieve 7.5% foreign trade growth in 2014 2014-05-26T08:20:11Z 2014-05-26T08:20:11Z According to Zhang Ji, director of the foreign trade department, there are several difficulties causing declines in China’s imports and exports. 2014-05-26T08:20:11Z Federacciai president Gozzi: Ilva is going to go bankrupt 2014-05-22T15:01:48Z 2014-05-22T15:01:48Z Federacciai president Gozzi: Ilva is going to go bankrupt. 2014-05-22T15:01:48Z ThyssenKrupp returns to profit, expects higher revenue in H2 FY 2013-14 2014-05-13T11:52:54Z 2014-05-13T11:52:54Z Germany-based steelmaker ThyssenKrupp has announced its financial results for the first half ended March 31 of the financial year 2013-14. 2014-05-13T11:52:54Z