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Trump suspends metal tariffs for key US trade partners

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized the suspension of controversial tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from key trade partners including the European Union. Trump shocked the world with his sudden announcement earlier this month of a 10-percent levy on aluminum and 25-percent …

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Did you know? This super wood could replace steel

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineers at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) have found a way to make wood more than 10 times stronger and tougher than before, creating a natural substance that is stronger than many titanium alloys. “This new way to treat wood makes it 12 …

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Steel troubles melt away in 2017

Sector positive on government promise of deals in infrastructure projects Like most of the Uganda’s manufacturing industry, 2016 was brutal for the steel industry, with dwindling production due to low demand. Uganda has 12 steel mills with a production capacity of more than 500,000 tonnes annually, but the country’s steel …

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Two top China steelmakers announce merger to combat glut

Shanghai, China | AFP | Two of China’s top steelmakers announced plans Tuesday to merge,creating the world’s second-largest manufacturer of the commodity as markets struggle with a glut caused by Chinese overcapacity. The world’s second largest economy is trying to overhaul its lumbering state sector and especially its steel industry, …

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Building Uganda and the region with steel

By Agnes E. Nantaba Oliver Lalani is the Managing Director of steel manufacturers Roofings Group. He talked to Agnes E. Nantaba about their operations and other pertinent issues in the manufacturing sector in Uganda. What are the key elements in your management style as a manager? The philosophy is a …

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