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  1. July 24, 2014

    Strong won weighs on South Korean exporters

    After a quarter in which South Korea’s currency rose to its strongest levels since 2008, a flurry of results statements...

  2. April 20, 2014

    Posco seeks ways to ride steel slowdown

    Posco’s new chief executive says the next three years will be “very difficult” as he looks to turn round the South Korean...

  1. March 14, 2014

    Posco girds for turnround under new chief

    Posco is banking on a turnround under its new chief executive, who is focusing on improving the South Korean steelmaker’s...

  2. January 28, 2014

    Posco targets sales increase after difficult year

    By Song Jung-a in Seoul Posco, the world’s fifth-largest steelmaker by sales, is hoping for a better year in 2014 after...

  3. November 15, 2013

    Posco chief quits amid rumours of government pressure

    The chief executive of Posco, the world’s fifth-largest steelmaker by sales, has resigned following weeks of media...

  4. October 24, 2013

    Posco weighed down by Chinese steel glut

    Posco cut its sales target after the world’s fifth-largest steelmaker by sales suffered a 22 per cent drop in quarterly...

  5. September 17, 2013

    Porvair shares rise after earnings upgrade

    Shares in Porvair continued their upward trajectory after the maker of coolant and fuel filters for commercial aircraft...

  6. July 21, 2013

    India steel in focus as Arcelor and Posco cancel plant projects

    It had been on life support for years, but the death notice still attracted plenty of attention as Indian tycoon Lakshmi...

  7. July 16, 2013

    Posco drops $5.3bn India steel project

    South Korean steelmaker Posco is abandoning a stalled plan to build a $5.3bn steel mill in India’s southern state of...

  8. July 16, 2013

    Chaebol under fire amid South Korean scandals

    The audio file is uncomfortable listening. Uploaded on YouTube, it captured a young salesman at Namyang Dairy Products, one...

  9. July 1, 2013

    Abe shakes up business torpor to invest at home

    Shinichi Okada suddenly feels brighter about the state of the world. The big fall in the yen since the end of last year has...

  10. June 5, 2013

    South Korean groups to cut energy use after shortage warning

    South Korea’s biggest manufacturers plan to cut electricity consumption this summer amid fears of power shortages after a...

  11. May 26, 2013

    Norway oil fund rebuked over OECD guidelines breach

    Norway’s oil fund will on Monday be officially rebuked for violating OECD guidelines over its investment in South Korean...

  12. May 20, 2013

    Iron ore prices fall to five-month low

    Iron ore prices have fallen to their lowest in five months amid a wave of negativity that has led Chinese traders and steel...

  13. March 31, 2013

    GM urges Seoul to act over currency

    The chief executive of General Motors in South Korea has urged the new government to act against its rising currency, as...

  14. January 29, 2013

    Posco sees tough year for steel industry

    Posco, the world’s fourth-largest steelmaker by output, has warned of “severe” competition for survival in the industry this...

  15. January 2, 2013

    Eurofirst 300 hits 20-month peak

    European markets were in risk-on mode on Wednesday, with investor appetite powered by news that US politicians reached an...

  16. January 2, 2013

    Posco/China Steel – steel-away

    Identifying the steel industry’s problems last year was not so hard: a slowing China and volatile iron ore prices. There is...

  17. January 2, 2013

    Posco-led group secures Canada mine stake

    A consortium led by Posco and China Steel has agreed to take a 15 per cent stake in a Canadian iron ore mine owned by...

  18. December 4, 2012

    Posco seeks stake in Canada iron ore mine

    Posco, the world’s fourth-largest steelmaker by output, has secured exclusive negotiating rights for a 15 per cent stake in...

  19. October 30, 2012

    Porvair reports 13th earnings upgrade

    At a time when profit warnings from British industrial companies are becoming all-too regular occurrences, investors have...

  20. 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...

  21. October 23, 2012

    Posco cuts outlook again as demand wanes

    Posco, the world’s fourth-largest steelmaker by output, has cut its sales forecast for the third time this year after its...

  22. October 23, 2012

    Earnings caution hits Asian bourses

    Asian stocks fell on Tuesday as investors remained cautious as the region’s corporate earnings season gathered pace. The...

  23. October 1, 2012

    Arrium rejects Posco and Noble approach

    Posco, the Korean steelmaker, and Noble Group, the Asia-based commodities trader, have urged Australia’s second-biggest...

  24. September 24, 2012

    Mongolia set for non-mining investment

    A group of foreign energy companies is set to invest $1.3bn in a Mongolian power plant, the biggest foreign investment in...

  25. April 20, 2012

    Posco profits hit by falling demand

    Posco, the world’s third-largest steelmaker by output, said its operating profit fell 54 per cent in the first quarter...

  26. 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...

  27. April 1, 2012

    New delay for $12bn Posco steel mill

    South Korean steel group Posco’s much-delayed plans to invest $12bn in an Indian steel plant have hit fresh legal...

  28. March 28, 2012

    Evraz warns steelmakers face challenges

    Evraz Group, the Russian steelmaker part owned by Roman Abramovich, warned that 2012 was likely to be a “challenging” year...

  29. March 23, 2012

    Economic slowdown fears hit Asian stocks

    Asian stocks were sapped by renewed fears about the health of the global economy after data from the eurozone and China...

  30. 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...

  31. February 7, 2012

    S Korea fund to use overseas M&A scheme

    South Korea’s National Pension Service, the world’s fourth-biggest pension fund, is poised to make the first investment from...

  32. February 6, 2012

    South Korean groups ramp up foreign deals

    South Korean companies have embarked on a buying spree for European assets on the back of strong cash reserves and a rising...

  33. February 3, 2012

    Small caps: Porvair buoyed by profits surge

    Shares in Porvair rose this week after annual pre-tax profits increased by almost 50 per cent at the UK’s only listed...

  34. January 23, 2012

    ThyssenKrupp in talks with Outokumpu

    ThyssenKrupp, the German steel and technology conglomerate, is in talks with Finland’s Outokumpu about a possible tie-up of...

  35. January 18, 2012

    Tokyo shares climb after rise in machine orders

    Asian shares finished higher, helped by a strong performance from Japanese stocks as the Nikkei 225 average pushed to a...

  36. January 17, 2012

    Posco to invest in Australian mining venture

    South Korea’s Posco, the world’s third-largest steelmaker by output, plans to invest Won1.8tn ($1.6bn) in an iron ore mining...

  37. November 30, 2011

    Siemens warns Posco over new steel technology

    Siemens has fired a warning shot at Posco of South Korea in what could be the opening skirmish in a battle over the legal...

  38. 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...

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