Japan’s steel sector faces numerous challenges, from COVID-19 to global overcapacity

Japan’s steel sector is facing tumultuous times. But, in the short term, there are initial signs of it pulling through in 2021. Are you on the hook for communicating the company’s steel performance to the executive team? See what should be in that report.  Pandemic impacts on Japan’s steel sector The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to…

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Japan’s steel sector is facing tumultuous times. But, in the short term, there are initial signs of it pulling through in 2021. Are you on the hook for communicating the company’s steel performance to the executive team? See what should be in that report.  Pandemic impacts on Japan’s steel sector The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to...

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Japan’s Kosei taps Rusal for new aluminum supply deal

One of the world’s leading producers of low-carbon aluminum, UC Rusal, announced a new collaboration with Japanese automotive component manufacturer Kosei, signifying yet another step in its over 30-year journey. Last week, the Russian aluminum giant Rusal said Kosei had selected it to be its global supplier of high-quality aluminum alloys. Does your company have…

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One of the world’s leading producers of low-carbon aluminum, UC Rusal, announced a new collaboration with Japanese automotive component manufacturer Kosei, signifying yet another step in its over 30-year journey. Last week, the Russian aluminum giant Rusal said Kosei had selected it to be its global supplier of high-quality aluminum alloys. Does your company have...

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EV makers look to strengthen nickel supply chain in Indonesia

Electric vehicle manufacturers are wooing Indonesia to create a nickel-based battery supply chain in that country. Elon Musk’s Tesla and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology, otherwise known as CATL, and South Korea’s LG Chem are in the fray.  The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on top…

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Electric vehicle manufacturers are wooing Indonesia to create a nickel-based battery supply chain in that country. Elon Musk’s Tesla and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology, otherwise known as CATL, and South Korea’s LG Chem are in the fray.  The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on top...

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India proposes to reduce duties on steel, stainless steel products

A budgetary proposal by the Indian government to reduce steel duties has divided the Indian steel sector. India proposes reduction in steel duties In her 2021 budget speech presented in parliament earlier in the week, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama…

A budgetary proposal by the Indian government to reduce steel duties has divided the Indian steel sector. India proposes reduction in steel duties In her 2021 budget speech presented in parliament earlier in the week, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed reducing customs duty on imports of semi-flat steel. She proposed cutting the duy for the...

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How will Biden administration impact US-India trade relations, metals tariffs?

It is too early to talk of the direction US-India relations will take under US President Joe Biden’s administration. But Indian trade circles are keeping a close eye on trade-related developments with a hopeful eye. Hopes for better US-India relations Much of the hope for better US-India relations focuses on the desire that the US…

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It is too early to talk of the direction US-India relations will take under US President Joe Biden’s administration. But Indian trade circles are keeping a close eye on trade-related developments with a hopeful eye. Hopes for better US-India relations Much of the hope for better US-India relations focuses on the desire that the US...

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French firm Total to acquire 20% stake in Adani Green Energy

In the third partnership of its kind between Total SE and the Adani Group, Total will take a 20% stake in renewable power company Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) — the world’s largest solar developer — by way of acquiring shares held by the promoter group. Last year, we reported on Adani Green Energy’s announcement…

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In the third partnership of its kind between Total SE and the Adani Group, Total will take a 20% stake in renewable power company Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) — the world’s largest solar developer — by way of acquiring shares held by the promoter group. Last year, we reported on Adani Green Energy’s announcement...

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India reports finding of 1,600-ton lithium deposit

An Indian agency has reported evidence that shows the presence of a lithium deposit of about 1,600 tons in the southern province of Karnataka. It may be a small find. Still, it is important, especially with the world moving away from fossil-fueled vehi…

An Indian agency has reported evidence that shows the presence of a lithium deposit of about 1,600 tons in the southern province of Karnataka. It may be a small find. Still, it is important, especially with the world moving away from fossil-fueled vehicles to electric vehicles. Lithium deposit in India Initial surveys by the Atomic...

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Tensions simmer between China, Australia over coking coal import ban

Nobody yet is quite sure whether Australia and China’s spat over coking coal imports will eventually turn out to be a case of bad politics making good economics or bad economic sense making for good politics. While politics between China and Australia is part of the reason for the former to have completely banned the…

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Nobody yet is quite sure whether Australia and China’s spat over coking coal imports will eventually turn out to be a case of bad politics making good economics or bad economic sense making for good politics. While politics between China and Australia is part of the reason for the former to have completely banned the...

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Reliance, BP begin production from deepwater gas field off India’s east coast

The beginning of production at what is now Asia’s deepest offshore natural gas field will increase the share of natural gas India’s energy basket. Become part of the MetalMiner LinkedIn group and stay connected to trends we’re watching and interesting metal facts. India set to strengthen natural gas production A few days ago, Reliance Industries…

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The beginning of production at what is now Asia’s deepest offshore natural gas field will increase the share of natural gas India’s energy basket. Become part of the MetalMiner LinkedIn group and stay connected to trends we’re watching and interesting metal facts. India set to strengthen natural gas production A few days ago, Reliance Industries...

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Green Hydrogen Catapult aims to bring down costs

Has the time for the “fuel of the future,” green hydrogen, arrived? Recently, some of the world’s biggest green hydrogen project developers and partners joined hands to launch the “Green Hydrogen Catapult” initiative that aims to drive down costs to below U.S. $2 per kg to help change energy across carbon intensive industries, including steel….

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Has the time for the “fuel of the future,” green hydrogen, arrived? Recently, some of the world’s biggest green hydrogen project developers and partners joined hands to launch the “Green Hydrogen Catapult” initiative that aims to drive down costs to below U.S. $2 per kg to help change energy across carbon intensive industries, including steel....

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