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November 1, 2007

MSCI BRIEFINGS

POSCO SEEKS PARTNER: The CEO of POSCO, the big South Korean steelmaker, says the company favors a merger with a European or U.S. company if the right candidate can be found. Lee Ku-Taek told the U.K.'s Financial Times that […] Read More

November 1, 2007

CREDIT CROSSROADS

For many, the subprime mortgage collapse was more bark than bite.

Tremors from the recent credit crisis continue to be felt throughout the metals industry. But the major shockwaves that many expected never came.Mary Valenta, executive vice president and chief financial officer for O’Neal Steel in […] Read More

November 1, 2007

TRADING PLACES

Congressional Democrats talk a good game when it comes to action on global trade, but it remains to be seen whether they will be any more effective than the Republican leadership before them.

Which major U.S. political party does the best job providing a favorable environment for the growth and well-being of domestic manufacturing?Is it the supposed party of business and moneyed interests, the Republicans, or is it […] Read More

September 1, 2007

Private Equity's Plunder

Private equity has been a significant player in the metals industry's M&A boom. Some companies have prospered, but greed and a reluctance to reinvest in the business may threaten the long-term outlook.

So there are limits, after all, on what private equity can do. For a while there, it seemed as though the private equity operators, with billions of dollars to invest, were invincible—almost like forces of […] Read More

September 1, 2007

Unintended Consequences

Five years after Sarbanes-Oxley jacked up auditing costs for public companies, its authors defend the landmark law for restoring investor confidence.

Five years after Sarbanes-Oxley jacked up auditing costs for public companies, its authors defend the landmark law for restoring investor confidence.It has been more than five years since the Sarbanes- Oxley Act was signed into […] Read More