Ferrous Metals

ArcelorMittal SA seeks quick end to price row

ArcelorMittal South Africa seeks a quick end to a price row with Kumba Iron Ore and maintains a focus on growing in Africa.

Samancor suspends ops after two die

Samancor Chrome, the world's second largest ferrochrome producer, has shut down mine operations following a blast incident that claimed two lives.

Zimbabwe rejects Arcelor’s Zisco bid

Zimbabwe rejects a takeover bid by South Africa's ArcelorMittal for state steel maker ZISCO in a move that could slow a drive to attract foreign investment.

Kumba blasts ArcelorMittal again

Kumba Iron Ore says it will review iron ore supplies to ArcelorMittal unless the steelmaker agrees to an interim pricing arrangement "in the near future".

Arcelor profits soar as legal battles rage

South Africa's largest steel maker ArcelorMittal SA posts a strong rise in profits as it fights a number of competition-related battles and tries to restore a cheap supply of iron ore.

China OKs individual iron ore deals as talks stalemate

China's steel industry body will allow mills to sign individual supply deals with global miners, as it seemed to abandon efforts to preserve annual pricing that for months had appeared doomed.

Kumba starts arbitration process in price war

Kumba Iron Ore starts the arbitration process against ArcelorMittal in a dispute over the supply of cheap ore to South Africa's largest steelmaker, who has bumped up prices significantly since the battle started.

SA president’s son linked to Sishen firm

There have been ominous developments on the board of Imperial Crown trading with Duduzane Zuma, son of the country's president, Jacob Zuma, becoming a director.

Fresh approach to SA iron ore export growth

Kumba CEO Chris Griffith says a breakthrough has been reached with Transnet Freight Rail over the future expansion of the Sishen-Saldanha export corridor.

Kumba expects 70m tons production by 2019

South-African based pure iron ore company Kumba Iron Ore says it expects to increase output to 70 million metric tons by 2019, from 39.4 million in 2009.