Ukraine: AMKR to finance social and environmental initiatives of Kriviy Rih residents

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is launching a new Ecocity project. Its goal is to support the social and environmental initiatives of the residents of Kriviy Rih on improvement and landscaping of urban areas, resource saving and rational use of waste. The best of them will be financed by the company by allocating grants. The total prize…

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Sales volumes for Brazilian distributors of flat-rolled steel rose year-on-year in July for the fifth month this year, with figures recovering from a weak performance in 2018 and companies continuing to destock, national steel distributors’ association Inda said on Wednesday August 21.

Sales volumes for Brazilian distributors of flat-rolled steel rose year-on-year in July for the fifth month this year, with figures recovering from a weak performance in 2018 and companies continuing to destock, national steel distributors’ association Inda said on Wednesday August 21. An error in Inda’s press release for June meant that a year-on-year fall…

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Uncertainty and Price Volatility Dampens Steel Demand in Emerging Markets

Business sentiment is unsettled, in Brazil. Distributors and end-users are frustrated with the increased transaction values proposed by their domestic suppliers. The latest initiative, delayed until July, is viewed as excessive. The business climate is challenging, in the Russian Federation. Inventory levels are being controlled, throughout the supply chain. We note a reluctance on the…

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MMK placed US$500 mm Eurobonds

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (“MMK”), one of the largest steel suppliers in Russia rated Baa2 (Moody’s) / BBB (Fitch) / BBB- (S&P), returned to the international market after more than 15 years with a successful placement of 5-year US$500mm Eurobonds with an annual coupon rate of 4.375% payable semi-annually. The proceeds of the issue…

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