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  1. November 20, 2013

    ThyssenKrupp in talks with ArcelorMittal to sell US steel mill

    ThyssenKrupp is in exclusive talks to sell its steel plant in Alabama to a consortium led by ArcelorMittal after a difficult...

  2. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2013

    Mexico's auto boom

    The newest figures from the Mexican auto industry association, AMIA, point to continued powerful growth not only from the...

  1. February 21, 2013

    Kloppers’ legacy – iron ore pricing reform

    Marius Kloppers, who will leave BHP Billiton after five years as its chief executive, was loved and hated equally by...

  2. January 29, 2013

    Philips rallies after strong earnings

    Better than expected fourth-quarter profits at Philips sent its shares rallying to nearly a two-year high. Europe’s largest...

  3. October 23, 2012

    Posco – could be a real steel

    When a glutton turns down his favourite food you know something serious is up. Thus, the news that China – the world’s...

  4. October 18, 2012

    Steel producers fear rising China exports

    Leading global steel producers are bracing themselves for a surge in Chinese exports, as a marked slowdown in Asia’s largest...

  5. August 31, 2012

    Weak output hits Tokyo industrial sectors

    Shares in Tokyo were hit on Friday by weak industrial data that showed Japanese factories had cut output to Chinese and...

  6. August 30, 2012

    Asian losses underpinned by miners

    Iron ore miners underpinned losses on Asian equity markets on Thursday after prices for the raw material fell to their...

  7. August 17, 2012

    Exporters and resource stocks lift Asia

    The Nikkei 225 ended the week at a three-month closing high, led by industrial stocks as risk appetite rose across Asia on...

  8. August 13, 2012

    Chinese financial stocks tumble

    Asian shares lost ground on Monday, led lower by the biggest single day fall on the Shanghai Composite seen in nearly a...

  9. August 7, 2012

    Asian steelmakers climb on price rises

    Gains on Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index were led by utility groups and steelmakers on Tuesday as Asia’s benchmark regional index...

  10. July 30, 2012

    Asian stocks rise on policy easing hopes

    Asian stocks have extended last week’s gains, supported by growing hopes that European policy makers will take action to...

  11. July 27, 2012

    Seoul’s techs boosted by demand hopes

    Asian stocks were boosted by hopes of efforts to stem market tensions by some of the world’s most powerful central banks....

  12. July 24, 2012

    Anglo buys stake in Mozambique coal mine

    Anglo American has bolstered its coking coal business, agreeing to buy a controlling stake in the Revuboè project in...

  13. June 13, 2012

    Asia edges higher but Europe fears linger

    Asian stocks made tentative gains but markets remained cautious over Europe after Spanish bonds yields hit euro-era highs on...

  14. April 25, 2012

    Nippon Steel alleges Posco trade theft

    Nippon Steel is suing Posco, its South Korean partner and competitor, for $1.2bn for allegedly stealing trade secrets in a...

  15. April 19, 2012

    Asia steel: on your mettle

    Steely. A word often associated with cold, dispassionate, hardened and imperturbable. Not so the industry’s investors: as...

  16. April 12, 2012

    Tokyo ends seven-session run of losses

    Tokyo stocks broke a seven-session losing streak on Thursday, posting modest gains on hopes for policy easing in China...

  17. March 29, 2012

    Nikkei 225 continues to move off year high

    The Nikkei 225 continued to decline from its one-year peak on Thursday, as traders took profits from exporters towards the...

  18. March 21, 2012

    Asian metals groups drop after BHP warning

    Asian stocks fell as risk appetite was damped by fresh concerns about China’s economy, with energy producers leading the...

  19. March 9, 2012

    Steelmakers boosted by China stimulus hopes

    Asian stocks extended gains as Chinese inflation data helped spur on exporters to the country on hopes that Beijing will...

  20. March 8, 2012

    China’s steel appetite set to wane

    As a barometer for global growth, it is hardly encouraging. Steel demand in China, the world’s biggest consumer, is set to...

  21. February 20, 2012

    Asian shares jump as China eases banking rules

    Asian shares jumped on higher risk appetite after China eased monetary policy over the weekend and Greece neared a second...

  22. beyondbrics

    February 3, 2012

    Cloudy outlook for Posco

    The slowing global economy and rising raw material costs are taking a toll on steelmakers worldwide. Posco, the world’s most...

  23. December 14, 2011

    Asian stocks fall on global growth concerns

    Asian stocks drifted lower, taking their cue from Wall Street after the US Federal Reserve decided against taking fresh...

  24. beyondbrics

    November 30, 2011

    Usiminas: minorities feel flat-rolled

    Voting shares of Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais, Brazil’s largest flat steel producer, fell to their lowest in two...

  25. November 29, 2011

    Tepco/KDDI: holding was expendable

    Tokyo Electric Power’s sale of its entire shareholding in KDDI, the country’s second-largest mobile phone operator, should...

  26. November 28, 2011

    Nippon Steel moves to thwart Brazil takeover bid

    Nippon Steel of Japan has moved to thwart any takeover approach for its Brazilian steel affiliate, Usinas Siderúrgicas de...

  27. November 21, 2011

    Iron ore feels effect of Thai flood

    The eurozone may be on the brink of collapse, but the price of iron ore has been on a tear. The bulk commodity, the raw...

  28. November 3, 2011

    Hyundai Motor seeks steelmaking advantage

    Henry Ford’s epiphany came as he sifted through the wreckage of a French sports car at a Florida race track. He extracted a...

  29. FT Alphaville

    November 1, 2011

    Overnight markets: Down

    Asian stocks started the new month on a weak note as steelmakers and other commodity producers slumped on softer metal...

  30. October 11, 2011

    JFE considers steel plant outside Japan

    JFE, Japan’s second-biggest steelmaker, is preparing a plan to build a new $3bn steelmaking unit in south-east Asia. If the...

  31. September 20, 2011

    Holcim names Aperam head as new chief

    Holcim, the world’s biggest cement maker by sales, surprised investors on Tuesday by selecting a little known outsider to...

  32. September 19, 2011

    China growth fears boost Hendry’s fund

    A hedge fund designed to profit from a slowdown in the Chinese economy, run by the London hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry,...

  33. beyondbrics

    September 14, 2011

    New York headlines

    * Indian inflation rate at 13-month high * Asian falls spark contagion fears * Brics to debate possible eurozone aid * ADB...

  34. beyondbrics

    September 14, 2011

    London headlines

    * ‘Brics’ to debate possible eurozone aid * ADB reduces China growth estimate * Nokia hits at India low wage claims * ADB...

  35. August 16, 2011

    Japan fumbles with M&A, it needs to change its game

    Assuming you aren’t actually doing it, think for a moment about the difficulties of running a big Japanese manufacturer. The...

  36. July 27, 2011

    ArcelorMittal warns on raw materials costs

    ArcelorMittal provided evidence of a continuing recovery in steel demand after announcing a 21 per cent rise in underlying...

  37. June 28, 2011

    Retail bounce helps lift Japanese stocks

    Japanese stocks outperformed, with retailers coming into focus, thanks to an unexpectedly strong bounce in consumer spending...

  38. May 22, 2011

    Japanese groups seek bite of foreign M&A

    In the world of mergers and acquisitions, Japan has rarely been a shining example of bold moves. But last week’s combined...

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