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As sales slow, US, EU steel makers call for fair trade

Heavy discounting by China has fed a backlash, with politicians such as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders railing against free trade

The steel industry sits at the crux of a major debate playing out across the world economy, one that could soon be intensified by a looming change in the global trade rules.

Cardiff, Wales

WITH thunderous roars and flashes of blue light, an electric arc furnace at a steel mill in this industrial city melts 170 tonnes of scrap metal at a time, which is made into reinforcing bars for construction projects across Britain.

The furnace, decked out with all...

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