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LONDON, January 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a nine month research and development period, CRU will publish a definitive weekly Italian hot-rolled coil index each Wednesday from 2nd March 2011. CRU has published monthly Italian hot-rolled coil price assessments for over 20 years. When asked why he felt the timing was right to move to weekly John Kovacs, who oversees CRU's European flat products analysis, commented, "With such continued and sustained price volatility, more...
By Julie Crust Sliding zinc prices are taking their toll on mining companies, but the market will not turn around anytime soon, industry analysts say. Mine closings and production cuts have occurred as energy, labor and equipment costs rise while zinc prices drop. And the pain will continue. The question is whether weak demand and global oversupply will keep prices falling into 2010, or whether the market will turn around next year. "We would need very, very, very significant...
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