Business Aug 1, 2018

China's steelmakers seen smashing output records despite mill closures

China's steelmakers are smashing production records by pushing furnaces beyond their typical limits, offsetting nationwide closures that may be even more swingeing than government estimates, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The world's top producer has trumpeted sweeping reforms in the past two years that ...

Corporate blowback builds from Minamata treaty

National Aug 28, 2014

Corporate blowback builds from Minamata treaty

by Yuka Obayashi

The Japanese government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use and to name the resulting treaty after Minamata, the site of a homegrown industrial disaster from the 1950s when the toxic metal poured into a river, poisoning thousands. But a year after ...