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Steel Markets Asia 2016: Poolside discussion

2016-12-05 07:09:57 EST

TSI's Oscar Tarneberg and Jarek Mlodziejewski discuss the status of physical and derivative ferrous markets such as iron ore, coking coal and scrap during Steel Markets Asia 2016 in India.

News Headlines

London (Platts)--5 Dec 2016 841 am EST/1341 GMT
Black Sea merchant pig iron market has lost its upward momentum in the week to December 2 on less demand compared with previous weeks and sideways movement of scrap prices, market sources said Friday.
Shanghai (Platts)--5 Dec 2016 838 am EST/1338 GMT
Jiangsu Shagang Group, the largest ferrous scrap user in China, has cut its buying price for heavy melting scrap by Yuan 30/mt ($4/mt), a company source said Monday.
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Published March 2016

The Steel, Ferrous Scrap, Ferroalloys and Noble Alloys guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Steel and Ferrous Scrap global catalogue of price assessments.

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