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The government has invited technical and financial bids for 38 coal blocks to be submitted for commercial mining. Sans the restrictive end-user clause in mining auctions, commercial mining is expected to boost output and rein in burgeoning coal imports. However,...
  • October 14, 2020
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ICDA is pleased to announce that the Chromium 2020 conference will be maintained and held online and you will have the opportunity to attend themed sessions covering a wide range of topics which are decisive for businesses. “Highlights” What to...
  • October 10, 2020
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Monday, 12 Oct – Friday, 16 Oct 2020, starts at 15:00 (CEST) Online commodity webinars and networking sessions The BIR World Recycling Convention Week 2020 will be a five-day online event, from 12 to 16 October 2020. You can expect...
  • October 7, 2020
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COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted operations across the nation and also affected the steel demand in FY 20-21 which is slated to fall by about 15%. In result, the market has encountered challenges on account of labour shortage, hampered logistics...
  • October 5, 2020
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India is a developing country and one of the major economies of the world where the Iron and Steel Industry plays a very crucial role. The steel industry has always been at the forefront of industrial development and forms the...
  • September 26, 2020
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Steel pipes and tubes industry is one of the important segments of the Indian Steel sector, it contributes around 8 % of the India’s steel consumption. The steel pipes and tubes industry is classified into two segments – Electric Resistant...
  • September 16, 2020
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Connect with us on Friday, 11th Sept, 12:30 PM (IST), 3:00 PM (Singapore time), 11:00 AM (Dubai time) as we gain insights from our panellists to understand the effect of COVID-19 on the Iron & Steel Industry. Panellists : Mr...
  • September 8, 2020
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Connect with us on Tuesday, Sept 1, 2020, at 4:00 PM (IST), 6:30 PM (Singapore time), 2:30 PM (Dubai time), as we interview our panellists to understand the prospects of Steel Futures in India. Panellists : Mr Nikunj Turakhia, Founder...
  • August 29, 2020
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Join us and Mr J W K van Boggelen, Operations & Technology Manager for HIsarna Pilot Plant, Tata Steel Europe from the Netherlands for a live webinar on Wednesday, 9th Sep at 03:00 PM IST, 5:30 PM (Singapore time), 1:30...
  • August 28, 2020
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Sparrosense AI Supervisor is organising a webinar which will show the steel players how video analytics adds intelligence to the video data and how that data is mined to give valuable insights. How do we add value to the unused...
  • August 18, 2020
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Easing lock down measures, lower logistical constraints and demand pick up has boosted sentiments in Indian domestic steel market. India’s finished steel production and apparent steel consumption increased by 16% and 13% respectively in Jun’20 against May’20 signalling optimistic market...
  • August 1, 2020
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With the easing of lockdown, how has the scenario changed for the steel industry in India and overseas? Where are the opportunities and challenges at this juncture? The government has also announced a slew of measures. How will steel benefit...
  • July 13, 2020
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Odisha’s iron ore mining industry is undergoing a turnaround. On one side, the auctioned mining leases whose tenure lapsed on 31 Mar’20, have stopped production as per MMDR Amendment Act. While on the other side, despite the Centre extending the...
  • June 29, 2020
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In the global shipbreaking market, South Asia has been referred to as the “World’s Ship Scrapping Yard”, with India, Bangladesh and Pakistan collectively dismantling and processing 73% of the total scrapped vessels dismantled globally in FY 2020 (Apr’19-Mar’20). As the...
  • June 23, 2020
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In the wake of escalating concerns over declining coal demand, we catch up with Coal India subsidiary ECL — the company that inherited all the private sector coal mines of Raniganj Coalfields. Join us live on Friday, 19th June at...
  • June 17, 2020
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The tête-à-tête with Mr Pradosh Kumar Rath, Chairman-cum-MD of RINL explores the current situation in the domestic steel industry now that the Covid-19 lockdown is being eased in the country and how soon can demand return for mills to tap...
  • June 15, 2020
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Join us and Dr Jan Paul Lampke, Head of Sales & Projects, Haver Engineering Gmbh, for a live webinar on Monday, 15th June at 03:00 PM (IST), 5:30 PM (Singapore time), 1:30 PM (Dubai Time), as he explains how SCARABAEUS®...
  • June 10, 2020
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Steelmakers in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India faced many challenges over the last 2 months due to COVID-19 lockdown, including having to suspend operations, difficulty in transporting raw materials, managing inventories and lack of demand in market etc. Consequently, the imported...
  • June 3, 2020
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Join us and Mr. Paolo Stagnoli, Head of Proposal Engineering, Tenova, for a live webinar on Friday, 29 May at 03:00 PM (IST), 5:30 PM (Singapore time), 1:30 PM (Dubai Time) to learn how Tenova’s innovation in EAF are pushing...
  • May 27, 2020
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Secondary steel producers account for 35% of India’s total steel production of 110 million tonnes annually. Naturally, their substantial stake in the steel game impacts the demand, supply and prices in the domestic and foreign markets. At present, reeling under...
  • May 20, 2020
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Md. Zafar Alam, Jt Secretary, Govt of Bangladesh, is Member (Admin and Planning) at the Chittagong Port Authority. In a recent interview to SteelMint, Mr Alam revealed about the expansion plans of Chittagong port to ease imports by steel and...
  • March 2, 2020
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Bangladesh’s steel industry is growing at a rapid pace on the back of increasing steel demand for the mega infrastructure projects lined up in the country in this decade. To meet the expeditious growth in demand, many large and medium...
  • February 17, 2020
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The Ministry of Mines has invited comments/suggestions on draft Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Amendment Rules, 2020 and draft Mineral (Auction) Amendment Rules, 2020. The Ministry has invited suggestions from the general public, Government of...
  • February 17, 2020
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After winning four iron ore mines so far in Odisha auctions 2020 (2 captive & 2 merchant), JSW Steel has occupied a share of 21% in Odisha’s merchant iron ore supplies. Other major merchant suppliers are – OMC, Serajuddin &...
  • February 9, 2020
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Mr Zahirul Islam is a Director at PHP Family and MD of PHP Ship Breaking and Recycling Ind. Ltd. and PHP Ispat Ltd, overseeing the operations of the Long Steel and Recycled steel divisions of the PHP family. He shared...
  • February 7, 2020
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Barapukuria Coal Mining Company (BCMCL), operator of the first and sole coal mine of Bangladesh, has reported a decrease of 13% in annual coal production during FY19. The company recorded 805,695.63 MT coal output in FY19 as against 923,276.08 MT...
  • February 6, 2020
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Last week to this week, the state government auctioned four mines (two captive and two merchant). The auctions received aggressive bids. The first block that was auctioned on 29th January for Nuagaon mines (reserves 792.93 MnT), was won by JSW...
  • February 4, 2020
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The much awaited Odisha mine auctions 2020 is well underway. State govt has started technical bidding for Nuagaon iron ore mine block on 29th Jan’20. As per sources, six companies namely – Rungta Sons Ltd, Arcelor Mittal India Pvt Ltd,...
  • January 31, 2020
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Bangladesh steel industry is currently growing at a staggering rate, primarily due to the rising steel demand in the country on account of several large infrastructural projects in the pipeline for this decade. Presently there are several expansion plans underway...
  • January 29, 2020
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With the iron ore mine auctions – 2020 edging closer to their end, Indian steel industry is tightening its seat belts to factor in the biggest transition in the history of Indian mining. To understand the changing demand-supply dynamics, current...
  • January 27, 2020
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