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Yuka Obayashi

Nippon Steel braces for weaker prices amid fears over China slowdown

20 Nov 2018

TOKYO Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp is bracing for a weaker steel market in Asia because the escalating Sino-U.S. trade war may crimp steel demand in top buyer China and in Southeast Asia, a senior executive said.

RPT-FOCUS -South Korean shipbuilders' lock on LNG tanker market to hold for years

20 Nov 2018

* Shipyard stock market performance: https://tmsnrt.rs/2DlC5GE

South Korean shipbuilders' lock on LNG tanker market to hold for years

20 Nov 2018

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korean shipyards have boxed out their Japanese rivals from the market for building large ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG), winning all of the orders for the next three years worth more than $9 billion.

WTO upholds Japan's complaint over India's safeguard on steel imports

06 Nov 2018

TOKYO/GENEVA A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel largely upheld Japan's complaint against a safeguard duty imposed by India on steel imports for two-and-a-half years, a ruling published on Tuesday showed.

UPDATE 1-WTO upholds Japan's complaint over India's safeguard on steel imports

06 Nov 2018

TOKYO/GENEVA, Nov 6 A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel largely upheld Japan's complaint against a safeguard duty imposed by India on steel imports for two-and-a-half years, a ruling published on Tuesday showed.

U.S.-China trade spat takes bite out of Japan's trading houses

02 Nov 2018

TOKYO/CHICAGO Japan's Itochu Corp on Friday booked a $1.3 billion loss on its investment in China's CITIC Ltd, blaming trade tensions between China and the United States for the writedown on its biggest corporate transaction.

UPDATE 2-U.S.-China trade spat takes bite out of Japan's trading houses

02 Nov 2018

* Marubeni's U.S. grain business hurt by U.S.-China trade friction

UPDATE 1-Nippon Steel first-half profit falls 4 pct on rising costs, slower output

02 Nov 2018

* Plans crude steel output at 21.6 mln T in Oct-March (Adds executive comments and details)

Japan's JFE, Kobe Steel cut profit outlook on glitches, higher costs

30 Oct 2018

TOKYO Japanese steelmakers JFE Holdings and Kobe Steel cut their annual profit forecasts on Tuesday due to technical glitches at their plants and higher costs of electricity, distribution and subsidiary materials.

ArcelorMittal, Nippon Steel chosen as final bidders for India's Essar Steel

26 Oct 2018

MUMBAI/TOKYO Creditors of Essar Steel India Ltd have approved a joint offer by ArcelorMittal SA and Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp as the final bid for the debt-laden asset, ArcelorMittal said in a statement on Friday.

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