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Nippon Steel set to become world’s second-largest producer after acquisition of US Steel for $14.1bn

Bankinter | Nippon Steel agrees to buy US Steel for $14.1bn ($55/share). The deal contemplates a cash payment of $14.1bn ($55/share), a 40% premium to US Steel’s closing price last Friday and 142% over August this year, when Cleveland Cliff announced a first offer (at $35/share). The valuation including debt amounts to $14.9 billion. The combined company will be the world’s second largest producer with 88M tn (66MTn NSC and…

Arcelor Mittal

China: Overcapacity Remains A Problem In The Steel Sector

Crédito y Caución (Atradius) | About 700 small steel mills, with 140 million tons of steel capacity deemed sub-standard, have shut down since 2016. Another 150 million tons of inefficient capacity at larger firms has also gone. However, steel production continues to climb, outpacing demand

Arcelor Mittal

Demand for steel is not recovering, but ArcelorMittal is doing its homework

Banc Sabadell | The demand for steel in Europe (40% EBITDA) is somewhat weaker than expected (the expected recovery in car making has not happened), which means price rises are not expected. However, ArcelorMittal has showed that it is doing its homework in reducing cash outflows, given a tight financial situation, which could lead to announcements of improved shareholder remuneration in 2020.

Arcelor Mittal

Acerinox: After A Strong Correction, Offers A 5% Dividend Yield

José Benito de Vega | Acerinox enjoyed a very positive stock market evolution up to 1 October compared to the Ibex 35 (+8.8% compared to -6.3% for the index ). Since then its shares have corrected strongly, losing 32%, leaving its relative performance for the year in negative (-28% compared to -12% for the Ibex). This sharp correction has been driven by doubts about the situation of the sector in Europe.