China Steel Sentiment Index stabilizes

CHINESE steel market participants expected new steel orders during September to stay at similar levels to August, although prices were predicted to soften slightly, according to the Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (CSSI), which showed a headline reading of 55.64 out of a possible 100 points in September.

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Flicker of life in mining sector

THE mining sector shows early signs of adjustment to future conditions underpinned by signs of stabilizing prices over the next 12 months, but is exercising even greater caution in the operations of their businesses, according to industry leaders interviewed in the Mining Business Outlook Report released by Newport Consulting.

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Need for step change in alumina research

LEADING minerals industry research organization AMIRA International has shared the outcomes of a new study showing that while collaborative research into the alumina industry is active and progressive, the nature of collaboration must be broadened.

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Australia needs to be innovation hungry

DESPITE all the technology available in the mining sector, the industry still operates in many ways the same way it did 10 years ago, particularly in Australia. In order to overcome the current downturn and grow into the future mining needs to be more innovation hungry and forward thinking, according to Schneider Electric director Pacific - Software, James Balzary.

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