SteelOrbis: opinion Accurate steel prices, latest steel news, massive database of steel companies, comprehensive coverage of steel markets, and online steel trading. 2014-10-23T02:41:26Z SteelOrbis 2014-10-23T02:41:26Z en Kerkhoff: China faces “new normal” amid slower GDP growth 2014-10-06T07:50:07Z 2014-10-06T07:50:07Z Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff from worldsteel said that with a 7% negative GDP growth expected for this year, China is facing “a new normal”. 2014-10-06T07:50:07Z Worldsteel expects lower steel demand growth amid slowdown in China 2014-10-06T07:43:47Z 2014-10-06T07:43:47Z Global apparent steel demand for 2014 will increase by two percent to 1.56 billion mt, according to the short range outlook of worldsteel. 2014-10-06T07:43:47Z Traders at IREPAS eye up new possibilities for business with Iran 2014-09-30T14:35:52Z 2014-09-30T14:35:52Z The traders committee chairman F.D. Baysal stated that steel shipments to Iraq are still continuing, though with some interruptions. 2014-09-30T14:35:52Z Steel Producers at IREPAS: Changing billet prices to take industry to new setup 2014-09-30T14:20:54Z 2014-09-30T14:20:54Z The chairman of the steel producers committee,Mr. Marti stated that changing billet prices will take the industry to a new setup in the coming months. 2014-09-30T14:20:54Z Raw Material Suppliers at IREPAS: Rise in Chinese exports will alter existing market ... 2014-09-30T07:17:52Z 2014-09-30T07:17:52Z If Chinese steel exports increase, consequences will be serious, independently of whether these exports are directed to Turkey or to other countries. 2014-09-30T07:17:52Z Qatar Steel: GCC to remain net long steel product importer until 2019 2014-09-29T15:02:12Z 2014-09-29T15:02:12Z Abdulaziz Abdul Rezaq Hashim of Qatar Steel said that steel consumption in the Middle East is about four percent of global steel consumption. 2014-09-29T15:02:12Z IREPAS chairman Kim Marti: Fears regarding EU economy are gone 2014-09-29T09:15:34Z 2014-09-29T09:15:34Z In his welcome address, IREPAS chairman Kim Marti from Spanish steel producer Celsa pointed out that the global economy is showing positive signals. 2014-09-29T09:15:34Z Turkish consumer confidence up one percent in Sept over Aug 2014-09-29T08:40:11Z 2014-09-29T08:40:11Z The consumer confidence index in Turkey, which stood at 73.2 points in August, increased by 1% month on month in September this year to 74 points. 2014-09-29T08:40:11Z Turkish construction sector confidence increases in September 2014-09-24T12:16:44Z 2014-09-24T12:16:44Z The confidence index for the construction sector in Turkey increased by 1.8 percent month on month in September to 83.6 points. 2014-09-24T12:16:44Z Peabody positive on metallurgical coal due to production cuts 2014-09-19T13:38:26Z 2014-09-19T13:38:26Z Peabody Energy expects metallurgical coal fundamentals to improve as global met coal production cuts will be realized over the next two quarters. 2014-09-19T13:38:26Z Moody’s expects improvements in European steelmakers’ profitability 2014-09-19T08:10:25Z 2014-09-19T08:10:25Z Moody’s has announced that the outlook for the European steel industry will remain stable until 2015, despite anticipated profitability improvements. 2014-09-19T08:10:25Z Ekinci: Turkish mills vindicated by US DOC decision on ex-Turkey rebar 2014-09-10T15:06:28Z 2014-09-10T15:06:28Z Namık Ekinci has commented on the final CVD and AD duty decisions of the US Department of Commerce (US DOC) on rebar imports from Turkey. 2014-09-10T15:06:28Z IREPAS: Challenging times in global longs market despite some demand improvements 2014-09-10T14:51:44Z 2014-09-10T14:51:44Z According to the short-range outlook report issued by IREPAS, the current market circumstances for global long steel trade are very challenging. 2014-09-10T14:51:44Z JSW Steel chairman in talks on possible investment in Lucchini 2014-09-09T14:45:32Z 2014-09-09T14:45:32Z Matteo Renzi, Italian prime minister, and Enrico Rossi, president of Tuscany, held talks at the weekend with JSW Steel chairman Sajjan Jindal. 2014-09-09T14:45:32Z POSCO JV heightens competition among Turkish stainless service centers 2014-09-09T13:50:26Z 2014-09-09T13:50:26Z Hüseyin Ataman: Posco Assan’s investment resulted in an escalation of competition between Turkish stainless steel service centers. 2014-09-09T13:50:26Z Federacciai president expresses concerns about Ilva ending up in foreign hands 2014-09-04T07:57:21Z 2014-09-04T07:57:21Z Antonio Gozzi, president of Italian steelmakers association Federacciai: "I am very worried about Ilva ending up in foreign hands." 2014-09-04T07:57:21Z TMK foresees growth in Russian pipe market in H2 2014-08-27T12:11:45Z 2014-08-27T12:11:45Z In the second half this year, TMK expects a stronger set of results due to growing LD pipe sales, higher seamless pipe prices in Russia. 2014-08-27T12:11:45Z Turkish producers to appeal US duty on OCTG imports 2014-08-25T14:48:06Z 2014-08-25T14:48:06Z CIB chairman has said that the US AD and CVD duty decisions on Turkish OCTG imports is without basis. 2014-08-25T14:48:06Z Turkish construction sector confidence increases in August 2014-08-25T13:52:19Z 2014-08-25T13:52:19Z The confidence index for the construction sector in Turkey increased by three percent month on month in August to 81.6 points. 2014-08-25T13:52:19Z Turkish steel exporters mull Iran as alternative route to Iraq 2014-08-22T14:58:24Z 2014-08-22T14:58:24Z Turkish steel exporters discussed latest developments in Iraq disrupting export shipments. 2014-08-22T14:58:24Z CISA: China’s crude steel output to reach 830 million mt in 2014 2014-08-22T13:28:52Z 2014-08-22T13:28:52Z CISA chairman Wang Xiaoqi has stated that China’s overall crude steel output in the current year is expected to reach 830 million mt. 2014-08-22T13:28:52Z CIB comments on Morocco’s 11 percent AD duty on Turkish HRC 2014-08-15T14:57:58Z 2014-08-15T14:57:58Z CIB commented on the 11 percent antidumping (AD) duty imposed by Morocco on Turkish hot rolled flat steel imports. 2014-08-15T14:57:58Z Borusan foresees no negative impact from US OCTG duty 2014-08-01T14:41:00Z 2014-08-01T14:41:00Z Borusan does not expect the CVD on OCTG imports announced by the US DOC to have a negative effect on the company’s position in the US OCTG market 2014-08-01T14:41:00Z Turkish consumer confidence up 0.3 percent in July over June 2014-07-31T08:06:13Z 2014-07-31T08:06:13Z The consumer confidence index in Turkey increased by 0.3 percent month on month in July this year to 73.9 points. 2014-07-31T08:06:13Z 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