COMMENT-As steel prices head south, India may like to thank China


New Delhi would without doubt be cheering Beijing’s crackdown on polluting steel mills towards the end of this week. The single action by China’s government has sent skyrocketing iron-ore prices crashing, which will translate into lower prices of the most important steel-making ingredient for Indian steel mills as well. New Delhi has been so troubled […]

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Iron ore miners seek withdrawal of import duty against ban on exports


Reacting to the steel industry’s demand for a ban on iron ore exports, miners have written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), calling for withdrawal of import and other duties meant for shielding the domestic steel industry which, they believe, has indulged in ‘profiteering’ taking undue advantage of the current market situation. Last week, steel […]

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Domestic steel players raise prices amid absence of green shoots


Domestic steel industry has been continuously raising product prices since November despite the absence of green shoots. “There are no strong demand indicators, or green shoots, at all which can keep these price hikes sustainable. Demand from infrastructure is still to pick up and auto continues to be weak,” Sushim Banerjee, director general at Institute […]

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