China steel futures open lower

SHANGHAI, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) – Steel futures opened lower Friday in daytime trading on the Shanghai Futures Exchange. The most active construction steel rebar contract for January delivery was down 66 yuan (about 9.33 U.S. dollars) to open at 3,381 yuan a tonne. The most active January 2020 contract for hot rolled coils, mainly used…

Primetals Technologies & Tata Steel Europe complete Remote Commissioning of Continuous Caster

For the first time in over 50 years of cooperation, Primetals Technologies and Tata Steel Europe have commissioned a Level 2 system for a continuous caster completely online. In mid-July 2019, the newsystem from Primetals Technologies successfully replaced the existing automation on continuous casterCC21 of Tata Steel Europe in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. At the same…

JSW Steel Promoters Repay Debt

JSW Steel Ltd informed BSE that it has repaid debt of INR 1,148.59 crore to take a release of 5.07 crore of its pledged shares, representing about 2.09% of its share capital. The debt was repaid by three promoter entities that got their pledged shares released. These were, JSW Techno Projects Ltd. that repaid about…

Vietnamese Steel Sector under Pressure – VSA

VNA reported that escalating trade tensions and rising protectionism have caused a formidable pressure on Vietnamese steel sector. The Vietnam Steel Association has said local steel producers faced difficulties in the first months of 2019 when prices averaged just 650 USD per tonne, a fall of 12 percent compared to the same time last year,…