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2011-01-31 02:59:00

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...

2008-09-03 06:00:19

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...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.