Steel Mining News

Vale’s iron ore output just hit another record

Production of the steelmaking raw material jumped 11% to 86.2 million tonnes in the January-March period, compared to the same quarter a year earlier.

Changes at Kumba Iron Ore board of directors

Along with other changes, Zarina Bassa has informed Kumba of her intention to step down as an independent non- executive director at the Company’s forthcoming AGM on 11 May 2017, after serving eight years.

Vale swings back into the black on soaring iron ore prices

The world's No.1 iron-ore producer recorded a net profit of $3.98 billion in 2016, a significant recovery from a loss of $12.13 billion it reported a year earlier.

Anglo American not selling assets any more as it returns to profit

The world's number five diversified miner posted its first annual net profit in five years.

Vale’s iron ore output just hit another record

The world’s No.1 iron ore miner produced 349 million tonnes of the steelmaking ingredient in 2016, helped partly by the opening of its massive S11D mine.

Kumba’s earnings doubled on higher prices, cost cutting measures

The Anglo American's unit logged earnings of $607 million for 2016, basically double the $304 million it recorded in 2015.

Anglo American to sell Kumba despite iron ore rally — experts

While iron ore prices have climbed 90% in the last year to over $80 a tonne, the sale of Kumba would prove prudent for Anglo's long-term outlook, given its high debt load, BMI analysts say.

Kumba Iron Ore settles tax dispute in South Africa

The miner, Africa's largest iron ore producer, will pay R2.5 billion, considerably less than the original R6.5 billion it had been asked to cough up.

Anglo’s Kumba Iron Ore just got a lot more attractive to potential buyers

The company, Africa's largest iron ore producer, expects profits to more than double this year on the back of higher iron ore prices and a weak rand.

US withdrawal from TPP to impact steel sector — Wood Mackenzie

Steel the US has traditionally exported to TPP countries is high in value–added, which is exactly the kind of product that helps keeping the high-cost local steelmaking business afloat, analysts warn.

Family-owned business expands to include unmatched plate rolling and press braking capabilities in North America

North Shore Steel, a steel service center located in Houston, Texas, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the equipment assets of Houston Blow Pipe, a 100+ year-old plate processing business also located in Houston, Texas.

Moody's bumps US steel industry outlook to stable

Better outlook comes on the back of rising prices, improving capacity utilization and declining imports.

Anglo American about to make key decision on South African assets sale

While the miner is not longer being pressed to include its platinum assets in the divestment plan, the issue of how to package mines and which ones to include, remains a bone of contention.

Teck Resources to buy Toronto’s AQM for $25 million

Move will give the Vancouver miner 80% ownership of Zafranal Peru copper mine project

Canada’s Quebec injects $130M into Tata Steel Quebec-Labrador iron ore project

Financing consisted of a loan of $50 million from Investissement Quebec along with $125 million for an 18% equity stake in TSMC through Ressources Quebec.

Coal rally, cost cuts help Teck Resources swing to profit

The mining giant, North America's largest producer of steel-making coal, has raised its production forecast for the year.

Kumba becomes the sole owner of Sishen mine

South Africa has granted the miner, a unit of Anglo American, previously disputed mining rights at the operation, ending a seven-year dispute.

China to reach target in cutting coal overcapacity by year-end

The world’s biggest coal producer expects to reach targets for cutting unneeded capacity by the end of 2016, which is earlier than planned.

Chinese firm buys Anglo American niobium and phosphate operation in Brazil

CMOC bought Fosfatos Brasil Limitada and Nióbio Brasil Limitada for US$1.7 billion.

Precious metals, nickel, zinc likely to outperform over next 2 years — analysts

The commodity research teams at Macquarie and Barclays, however, are not as optimistic when it comes to potash, aluminum and steel.

Extreme pollution forces China to shut down hundreds of coal, steel operations

The country’s state planner said it would also set up a no-coal zone in cities around Beijing in 2017 to try reducing the capital's hazardous smog levels.

Glencore coking coal shipments delayed after Australia train accident

The situation could add further heat to prices that have nearly doubled since the start of August.

100-year-old Australian mine given a second chance

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. is also planning to resume operations in Mozambique as coking coal prices have more than doubled this year.

Anglo's top shareholder to call vote on assets sale plan

South Africa's Public Investment Corporation (PIC), which owns 14.5% of Anglo, believes the mining giant may not realize the full value of its assets.

Whether Clinton or Trump wins the election, US coal’s future is dark

Whether Clinton or Trump wins the US election, the coal sector will continue its decline, but steel may improve with a Democrat win.