SSAB – Tibnor and Peab develops partnership

The Nordic steel distributor Tibnor and the Nordic construction and civil engineering company Peab, has signed a group-wide agreement of reinforcing and long products deliveries in Sweden, Norway and Finland.  The deepened collaboration begins during the end of 2012 and is a complete solution including material and value-add services within logistics, production and administration. “We …

Annual Meetings Speech: The Road Ahead—A Changing Global Economy, A Changing IMF

By Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Tokyo, Friday, October 12, 2012 As prepared for delivery Introduction—the World Comes to Japan Ohayo gozaimasu—good morning! Mr. Chairman, governors, honored guests: on behalf of the International Monetary Fund, let me welcome you all to these Annual Meetings. Tokyo e yokoso! Let me acknowledge and thank His Imperial …

IMF Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa: “Maintaining Growth in an Uncertain World”

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today released the October 2012 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, Director of the IMF’s African Department, commented on the report’s main findings: “Economic conditions in sub-Saharan Africa have remained generally robust against the backdrop of a sluggish global economy. Most low-income countries continued to grow soundly in …

What will happen to Bengal?

“Dada, amader Bengal er ki hobe”? (What will happen to Bengal) ask haggard businessmen, (read Marwari businessmen) with anxiety writ large on their faces, wherever I go these days. And the reasons are not far to seek. The treasury is empty with the state hovering dangerously near bankruptcy.  The Government has walked out of the …

Forthcoming Conferences

35th Annual Coal Marketing Days The Seminal Coal Buyers/Sellers Event Date: September 20–21, 2012 Venue: Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania coal@platts.com 2nd Annual SBB Steel Raw Materials Europe 2012 Date: September 27-28, 2012 Venue: Hilton Amsterdam • Amsterdam, Netherlands support@platts.com     32nd Coaltrans World Coal Conference Date: 14 – 16 October 2012 Venue: …

Northcliff Resources Ltd. (TSX: NCF) Provides Update on Sisson Project Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment

October 11, 2012 Vancouver, BC – Northcliff Resources Ltd. (“Northcliff” or the “Company”) (TSX: NCF) announces an update on current studies underway on its 100% owned Sisson Tungsten-Molybdenum Project located in New Brunswick, Canada.  Feasibility Study The Sisson Project Feasibility Study, which is being prepared by Samuel Engineering, Inc. of Denver, Colorado, is nearing completion. …

Gemewizard announces launch of GemePrice 3.0, a one-stop pricing station for diamonds and colored diamonds, gemstones and jewelry

RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL: OCTOBER 11, 2012 – With the launch of GemePrice3.0™, the most comprehensive online pricing system for the diamond, gemstone and jewelry sectors, Gemewizard® and IDEX Online have announced the signing of a strategic agreement that will enable Gemewizard to use IDEX Online’s diamond pricing data. Tailor-made for industry professionals, this one stop …

Basson: Worldsteel re-evaluates stance on steel derivatives

The World Steel Association is evaluating whether to change its official stance on the role of derivatives-based trading tools for the steel industry. In an interview with Platts Steel Business Briefing on the sidelines of the organization’s annual meeting in New Delhi, director general Edwin Basson said several years ago “the industry came out and …