HIGHLIGHTS: Steel Success conf, Eurofer warns on ETS, China investment, more Usiminas cuts...

Editor Vera Blei looks at the main news covered by Steel First over the past week.


Our colleagues from AMM reported extensively from the Steel Success Strategies XXXI conference in New York this week. Mario Longhi, president and ceo of Pittsburgh-based US Steel gave the opening keynote speech. He highlighted how power brokers around the world are now joining the battle against “unfairly” traded imports and global steel overcapacity, especially from China. "The tide may be finally turning as the evidence has become too blatant to ignore and the situation too precarious to continue," he said. The battle to prevent China from gaining market-economy status (MES) will be the hottest topic for the US steel industry in the second half of 2016, according to Thomas Gibson, president and ceo of the American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI). New US steelmaker Big River Steel plans to commission its electric arc furnace (EAF)...

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Vera Blei

June 17, 2016

20:58 GMT

New York