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South-east Asia steelmakers aim to emerge from China's shadow

Regional countries are taking on China imports by upgrading steelmaking technology and imposing tariffs
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 05:50

China has raised global trade tensions as its steel exports have soared, with surplus capacity estimated at more than 300 million tonnes, or triple Japan's annual output.


AS a construction boom spurs steel demand across South-east Asia, countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand are challenging a flood of imports from China by retooling their steelmaking technology or imposing tariffs.

US and European steelmakers are leading

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