Australia steels itself for Whyalla showdown

The Onesteel Whyalla Steelworks (from Wikimedia Commons)
©Joeltbooth at English Wikipedia

Administrators press for more bailout funds and intensify search for buyer

Pesticides affect ‘far more species’ of bees, says study

UK study links decline to use of neonicotinoids on oilseed rape

KuangChi Science: high-level drift

The sky’s the limit — after a bit of groundwork

EU puts tax on Russia and China steel

Levies affect companies making cold-rolled steel

Metals outlook relies on China stimulus

Debate over credit or fundamentals is driving gains

China steelmakers forge first-half profit

Reversal buoys global hopes but may be one-off, warn analysts

Price dip puts steel recovery in doubt

Europe’s producers face some of the toughest conditions since financial crisis

Japan claim threatens Tata assets

NTT DoCoMo pursues $1.2bn legal move putting UK deal at risk

Short-seller Glaucus takes aim at Itochu

Trading house’s accounts questioned over $1.5bn Colombia mine deal

Tata seeks way out of European steel woes

Indian company holds talks with Thyssenkrupp on joint venture that would shake up the sector

Liberty House eyes Canada steel targets

Sanjeev Gupta controlled group ready to move on from failed pursuit of troubled UK group

Iron ore prices in China at 3-month peak

Rally comes after capacity fall across nation’s steel industry

Chinese SOE stages rare turnround

Wei Zhang turns Shanghai Pujiang round by raising incentives

Alcoa: what’s in a name

Trapped value and cyclicality are different things

Alcoa offsets weak prices with cost cuts

Gains in productivity cushion effect on bottom line from 10% fall in revenue

Tata Steel: barring any surprise

Group needs to move on with plans to sell its UK assets

Yen surge dilemma over prized Japan wood

Postwar hinoki forests ready to fell but currency’s rise makes timber too expensive to export

Tata Steel in talks on European merger

ThyssenKrupp option offers possible stay of execution for Port Talbot

Shell seeks exemption to North Sea rules

Decommissioning plan is test of ‘leave no trace’ regulations

UK potash mine targets September start

Group aims to raise funding within weeks for Yorkshire project


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