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Steelmakers' business gets harder and harder

Customers - especially carmakers - have been demanding more advanced products to cut weight while retaining strength and versatility

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A ship moored at a Kobe Steel plant in Kakogawa, Hyogo, Japan; Kobe Steel's fake data scandal throws up the harsh reality that Japanese steel companies are facing - the need to provide higher and higher quality metals to compete.

Tokyo

BEHIND the scandal engulfing Kobe Steel Ltd over the falsification of data for some of the materials that it supplied is a harsh reality for Japanese steel companies: the need to provide higher and higher quality metals to compete.

Kobe Steel rocked Japan's industrial economy...

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