A request was made by plaintiffs in a wartime forced labour case to seize part of the local assets.
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The application for the asset seizure, if approved by the court, could further strain South Korea's already frosty bilateral relations with Japan.
Natural disasters and glitches at their ageing facilities have prevented Nippon Steel from producing as much steel as they had planned.
Nippon Steel plans to step up crude steel production in the October-March period, predicting an output of 21.6 million tonnes for the six months, above 20.58 million tonnes a year earlier.
Kumba is pleased to announce the appointments of Ms Nonkululeko Dlamini (nee Veleti) and Mr Seamus French as non-executive directors to the Board, with effect from 1 November 2016.
Follows signing of FTA seen as major opportunity for Australian miners.
The mine, scheduled to start operating in 2016, is expected to produce 5 million tonnes of coking coal a year.
Japanese steel firms Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metals are likely to retain Tata Steel as partner for India, post their proposed merger. Nippon Steel has a tie-up with Tatas and Sumitomo Metals has a partnership with Bhushan Steel. Industry sources said that the new entity, formed out of Nippon-Sumitomo's existing businesses, will keep only one firm as its India ally and the balance is tilted towards Nippon's long-standing partner Tata Steel rather than Sumitomo Metals' Bhushan Steel, which has a marketing and technology tie-up with the Japanese firm.
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd submit draft merger proposal Tokyo (Reuters) - Nippon Steel Corp, the world's fourth-biggest steelmaker, and Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd submitted a draft proposal for their planned merger to Japan's