2016.03.22 How to clean and maintain stainless steel

No matter the style of a homeowner’s kitchen, be it modern, traditional or farmhouse, stainless steel appliances can add a pop of shine and a touch of class. Proponents of stainless steel appliances note their easy maintenance, stylish look and durability. Plus, the neutral tone of stainless steel helps it blend in with just about any color palette. Read more

2015.12.03 ARE THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION’S CURRENT RULES FIT FOR PURPOSE?

Much of the excess has been created by over investment in steelmaking capacity in China, to levels way beyond internal demand. This oversupply was translated into significant quantities of the excess material being exported, in recent years, at highly competitive prices. As a result, the MEPS world average, US dollar denominated, steel price has declined by 28 percent over the past twelve months. Read more

2015.08.11 Are Nickel Prices Ready For A Turnaround? HSBC Thinks so

Rising London Metal Exchange nickel inventories have been taken as a bearish sign for the future path of refined nickel prices, while appearing to run counter to the long running narrative that says the Indonesian export ban introduced in early 2014 will eventually lead to a shortage of nickel ore for Chinese nickel-pig iron production and, hence, upward pressure on prices. Read more