Chinese steelmakers are facing mounting headwinds. High energy costs and falling steel prices are eroding manufacturers’ profitability. Many Chinese steelmakers are on the brink of bankruptcy. Is it all doom and gloom for Chinese steel manufacturing? It’s hard to tell at the moment. Indeed, China finds itself in a precarious place financially. What’s more, a sizable section of global financial and stock analysts have predicted the crises will only get worse as the country prepares to face its toughest winter yet. But that is only half the story. A financial downward spiral hit the Chinese economy hard. Among the most widely hit industries are its steel and iron ore sectors. The present crisis started about a year ago. That’s when a leading Chinese property developer, Evergrande, announced that it could no longer support some $300 billion in liabilities. While that alone was enough to set off a panic, the […]