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Representatives from Iraq’s telecommunication ombudsman and mobile and landline operators are to visit Tehran Feb 2-5.
The visit is to help boost bilateral ties and enhance communication services to the pilgrims traveling between the two neighboring countries throughout the year.
According to the public relations office of Iran Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), one of the topics of the talks will be the disruption in communications reported by Iranian pilgrims visiting the Arab country during the Arbaeen mourning ceremony last October.
They will also discuss solutions to radio frequency interference and non-synchronized video and audio transfer along the joint border.
During the last Arbaeen rituals, Iranian Space Research Center in collaboration with the ICT Ministry used communication balloons near the joint Iraq border to provide pilgrims with enhanced communication services.
Arbaeen is the 40th day that marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Imam of Shia Muslims, his family members and close aides in 680 AD in the desert in central Iraq that is home to his mausoleum which is visited by millions of Muslims throughout the year.
South Africa iron ore exports down 21% in Feb'19: South African iron ore exports in Feb'19 recorded at 5.53 MnT, down 21% as against 7.05 MnT in Jan'19. As per sources, the exports dropped amidst Saldanha port maintenance in Feb'19.On yearly basis, the exports increased marginally as compared to 5.25 MnT in Feb'18.
Indian Steel industry observed average inquiries during the Week-15 (9th to 13th Apr) owing to election mood in the country. In context to supply scenario, the production of Semis & Finished steel products more or less on same proportion, this led to volatility in prices.
Major global scrap markets observed price correction on weak demand globally. Turkish steel mills booked cargoes at lowered prices amid subdued steel demand. Japan's monthly Kanto tender for Apr'19 fetched bids lower by USD 15 against last month.
Tata Steel Ltd has issued another RFQ (Request for Quotation) for procurement of 15,000 MT imported steel melting scrap for its newly acquired plant Bhushan Steel Limited recently, SteelMint learned from industry sources.
Following fall in average bids fetched in Kanto monthly scrap export tender, the steelmaker has lowered scrap prices by JPY 500/MT today.
SteelMint learned from industry participants that imported scrap trades in Bangladesh have remained slow as current prevailing offers in the market are comparatively high against buyers’ expectation and other subcontinental markets.