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Major steelmaking city Tangshan imposes tougher production curbs to fight pollution


The city of Tangshan, China’s largest steelmaking base in the northern province of Hebei, has imposed a 50 per cent production reduction in blast furnace, sintering and pelletising operations for most of steel mills until 1 August as the local government steps up its battle to reduce air pollution, which is expected to support steel demand in the near term but pressure iron ore prices.

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