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    1. August 17, 2016

      Australia steels itself for Whyalla showdown

      The politically charged rescue of Arrium, one of two surviving Australian steelmakers, is entering a critical phase...

    2. August 16, 2016

      Cornwall comes round to tin mine revival

      The last Cornish tin mine to fall victim to a devastating price slump looks set for a rebirth. South Crofty in Redruth...

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    1. August 15, 2016

      London Metal Exchange may need to look to China

      If it’s been a tough time for commodity traders, it hasn’t been any easier for the exchanges on which they trade and...

    2. August 10, 2016

      Platinum metals join the precious rally

      Implied benchmark borrowing costs dribble ever lower. The 10-year gilt yield fell through 0.55 per cent amid the Bank...

    3. August 8, 2016

      China coal and steel: stop the rot

      For the past couple of decades, business professors have spun price deflation as a result of “innovative disruption”....

    4. August 2, 2016

      China’s steelmakers forge a first-half profit

      China’s steelmakers have reversed last year’s crippling losses to turn a profit for the first half of 2016 amid...

    5. August 1, 2016

      China’s stimulus-driven growth bolsters metal prices

      Metals rallied on Monday after surveys of China’s manufacturing activity exceeded the expectations of many analysts,...

    6. July 25, 2016

      Norsk Hydro expects aluminium demand to remain strong

      A surprise rally in aluminium prices this year will not be derailed by rising production in China, according to one of...

    7. July 21, 2016

      Nickel and zinc prices hit multi-month highs

      Prices for nickel and zinc rallied to multi-month highs on Thursday as investors bet on further supply disruptions for...

    8. July 21, 2016

      Former pensions minister says she was ‘frozen out’ of Tata talks

      A former government minister has claimed she was frozen out of ministerial talks on a rescue plan for Tata’s UK...

    9. July 19, 2016

      Tata seeks a way out of European steel woes

      It would take 1,087 steel drinks cans stacked end to end to reach the top of the London Eye, or 2,818 to attain the...

    10. July 13, 2016

      Iron ore prices in China at 3-month peak

      Iron ore prices in China have climbed to their highest level in almost three months, supported by a production...

    11. July 13, 2016

      China agrees EU deal to assuage steel dumping concerns

      China and the EU have agreed to set up a bilateral steel “platform” to address European concerns over Chinese steel...

    12. July 5, 2016

      Tata wins renewed pledge on financial aid

      Ministers have reiterated their promise of financial support for a future owner of Tata’s UK steel business despite the...

    13. June 27, 2016

      Tata bidders weigh up effect of Brexit

      Potential buyers of Tata Steel UK have expressed alarm about last week’s vote for Britain to leave the EU, warning that...

    14. June 21, 2016

      Retail and office regeneration offers hope for Redcar

      Almost a decade after the closure of a steel mill in a Yorkshire town, the site has been replaced by a retail and...

    15. June 20, 2016

      Oil and copper bounce back on UK referendum hopes

      Commodity markets were buoyed on Monday by polls showing a growing likelihood of the UK voting to remain in the EU,...

    16. June 16, 2016

      Commodities stage broad retreat on economic worries

      Global economic growth fears gripped commodity investors on Thursday, depressing oil, industrial metals and grain...

    17. June 15, 2016

      Port Talbot bidders frustrated as Tata demands more details

      The sale of Britain’s biggest steel plant at Port Talbot has hit a fresh delay after Tata Steel pressed the seven...

    18. June 9, 2016

      Coping with a world of too much Chinese steel

      The problem of industrial overcapacity has been troubling manufacturers across the world for years. Of late their...

    19. June 3, 2016

      US Steel given green light to seek China import ban

      The US has given the go-ahead for the country’s largest steel producer to seek a ban on imports from Chinese rivals, in...

    20. June 2, 2016

      Tata Steel ready to keep Port Talbot after state loan offer

      Tata Steel is close to agreeing to keep the Port Talbot steel plant open after the UK government offered the Indian...

    21. June 2, 2016

      Zinc at a 10-month peak stands out from the metals pack

      Zinc, which is used to galvanise steel, has emerged as the best-performing metal this year as supply cuts spur a...

    22. June 1, 2016

      Steel: Industry feels the heat

      Through the din of machinery and clouds of hissing steam, there is a rumbling sound. A slab of red-hot metal thunders...

    23. June 1, 2016

      British Steel returns in £1 deal to save 4,000 jobs

      Tata Steel has completed the sale of the Scunthorpe steelworks, rescuing more than 4,000 jobs in the UK, but remains...

    24. May 26, 2016

      Steel staff face £20,000-a-year pension hit over Whitehall delay

      An estimated 700 steel workers approaching retirement age could each lose up to £20,000 a year if the British Steel...

    25. May 25, 2016

      Javid launches talks to cut steel pension fund liabilities

      Ministers are to launch a consultation that could allow the UK government to slash billions of pounds from the...

    26. May 24, 2016

      Tata Steel deadline: the potential bidders

      The deadline for prospective buyers of Tata Steel UK to submit formal bids passed on Monday as the clock ticked down on...

    27. May 23, 2016

      Iron ore price drops to 10-week low

      Iron ore, the key ingredient in steelmaking, fell to a 10-week low on Monday, tracking futures price declines in Asia...

    28. May 23, 2016

      Clock ticks down on Tata Steel rescue efforts

      Prospective buyers of Tata Steel UK must submit formal bids for the ailing business today , with the clock ticking down...

    29. May 23, 2016

      Tata asked to pay power bills in advance

      Tata Steel UK has been asked by its energy supplier to pay tens of millions of pounds for its electricity up front, in...

    30. May 18, 2016

      US paves way to raise duties on Chinese steel

      The US has paved the way for the imposition of duties of as much as 500 per cent on Chinese cold-rolled steel, used to...

    31. May 16, 2016

      China steel mills fire up as prices flare

      A single mill in central China that can produce half as much steel annually as the UK has fired up its furnaces on the...

    32. May 16, 2016

      Norilsk Nickel buys palladium to lower market volatility

      Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest miner of palladium, has begun purchasing the metal on the market in a move it says...

    33. May 11, 2016

      Javid weighs £2.5bn trim for British Steel pension fund

      The government is planning to ringfence the British Steel pension fund and shave £2.5bn off its long-term liabilities...

    34. May 11, 2016

      Materials vie for pole position in the lightweighting stakes

      The fight against climate change is driving automakers into a race to make their entire fleets lighter, because one of...

    35. May 10, 2016

      Indian group emerges as late bidder for Tata Steel

      JSW Steel, one of India’s largest steel groups, has emerged as a last-minute bidder for Tata Steel’s ailing UK steel...

    36. May 4, 2016

      Tata sales process pushed back until after Brexit poll

      The sales process for Tata Steel UK has been pushed back beyond the EU referendum as the government seeks to remove...

    37. April 28, 2016

      Tata chief warns of growing pension deficit if Port Talbot closed

      The chief executive of Tata Steel UK on Thursday defended his parent company’s decision to sell the business but told...

    38. April 25, 2016

      China clamps down on commodities frenzy

      China moved to clamp down on excessive speculation in commodities on Monday after weeks of frenzied trading boosted...

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