Lancashire Steel says requires additional funding

KWEKWE-BASED wire-making company, Lancashire Steel says it needs an additional ZWL$19 million to ensure it smoothly emerges from the woods after closing down in 2010 due to operational constraints. The firm, which is about to resume operations recently received ZWL$2 million from Government through the Zimbabwe Asset Management Company (Zamco). In an interview, Lancashire Steel…

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Turkey’s military pension fund, OYAK, has reached a provisional agreement to buy steelmaker British Steel, OYAK said on Friday August 16.

Turkey’s military pension fund, OYAK, has reached a provisional agreement to buy steelmaker British Steel, OYAK said on Friday August 16. OYAK is the biggest shareholder of Turkey’s largest steel producer, Erdemir Group, and this agreement is a step toward in its goal to become a regional leader in steel sector, OYAK said.  British Steel…

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Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas is currently operating at 42% of its rolling capacity for flat steel, chief executive officer Sergio Leite told reporters on the sidelines of the Brazilian Steel Conference on Wednesday August 21.

Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas is currently operating at 42% of its rolling capacity for flat steel, chief executive officer Sergio Leite told reporters on the sidelines of the Brazilian Steel Conference on Wednesday August 21. Weak market conditions were restricting the throughput at the company’s Cubatão and Ipatinga units, while global trade protectionism was preventing the…

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Holiday slowdown and continuing trade uncertainties curtail demand in Nordic markets

Business activity, in August, is generally subdued in the Nordic markets, as participants return from annual holidays. The US-China trade war continues to have a negative effect on sentiment. Reduced automotive production, principally in Germany, is starting to disturb other market sectors. Uncertainty surrounding Brexit is having a disruptive impact on trade flows. These factors…

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