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EU Expects U.S. Metal Tariffs to Continue Into 2019

The European Union sees little chance of relief from controversial U.S. metal tariffs before mid-2019 while aiming for a narrow trans-Atlantic trade deal to avert any extra American automotive duties, according to one of the bloc’s officials. The European Commission’s ...

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China steel, iron ore recover on possible U.S.

Prices of steel and iron ore regained some lost ground in China on Thursday after the United States invited Chinese officials for talks, spurring hopes of a deal to end a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Washington ...

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India’s steel minister wants import duty on coking coal scrapped

India’s steel minister said on Thursday he wanted the finance ministry to scrap the 2.5% duty on imports of coking coal, a key steelmaking raw material, to limit input costs. “We are pursuing a cut,” Chaudhary Birender Singh told reporters. ...

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Nickel price to benefit from short supply, strong steel demand through 2019

Slower production increases in leading supplier Indonesia and continued growth in stainless steel demand are forecast to extend a supply shortage in the global nickel market, supporting price gains through 2019. Nickel, which recently hit its lowest since December, could ...

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The difference between ERW, DOM, and seamless steel pipe

ERW pipe (resistance welded pipe) The name ERW is because such stainless steel pipes involve certain types of welding processes such as spot welding and seam welding. Seam welding is usually used when manufacturing round, square and rectangular stainless steel ...

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