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May 25, 2018
Tariffs continue to dominate the steel markets with US prices at multi-year highs and international traders finding it increasingly difficult to do business in Europe.
May 01, 2018
Trump has extended the exemption for steel and aluminum tariffs until June 1, increasing uncertainty around the extent of the eventual measures; and Chinese steel prices firmed in April despite official production figures continuing to defy the much vaunted capacity cuts.
April 30, 2018
This podcast looks into lithium and how mining techniques differ for one of the lightest metals in the world; sheds light on what brine and spodumene are and the advantages of each from a cost perspective.
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Feature -- Iran Sanctions: Global Energy Implications

May 08, 2018
US President Donald Trump's plan to leave the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions could have major impacts for global oil, natural gas, metals and petrochemical markets.
Factbox: Energy, metals impact of Trump's decision to reimpose Iran sanctions
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Analysis: An Iranian exodus could open more doors for US crudes in Europe
Analysis: An Iranian exodus could open more doors for US crudes in Europe
The potential reduction of Iranian crude into the European market as result of renewed sanctions will likely benefit US crude exporters, which have enjoyed an increasingly large share of that market, an S&P Global Platts analysis showed May 8.

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Tokyo (Platts)--18 Jun 2018 439 am EDT/839 GMT
Japanese steel producers did not find any damage to their steel mills after carrying out investigations following the 6.1 magnitude earthquake which hit the Kansai area, around Osaka in western Japan, early Monday, officials from the steel mills located in the affected area said.
Tokyo (Platts)--18 Jun 2018 118 am EDT/518 GMT
Tokyo Steel Manufacturing, Japan's leading electric arc furnace mill, announced Monday it would not change its domestic list prices for July, while waiting for market prices to rise further.
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The Barrel Blog

June 13, 2018
The metallurgical coal market has been abuzz with chatter since reports last week of a $70 billion package proposed by China to narrow its significant trade deficit with the US.
May 24, 2018
Since January S&P Global Platts quality differentials for the gangue elements such as alumina, silica and phosphorous have evolved to reflect changing market fundamentals.
May 07, 2018
For years indigenous people living in small villages along Alaska’s Arctic coast fiercely fought offshore drilling. Now they want a piece of the action.
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Steel, Ferrous Scrap, Ferroalloys and Noble Alloys methodology

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.

Steel, Ferrous Scrap, Ferroalloys and Noble Alloys methodology

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