Japan's iron ore re-run

HISTORY is repeating itself with Japan’s latest Western Australian iron ore foray – and China is watching the re-run with plenty of interest as the battle between the two Asian giants over long-term supply enters new territory. The Metal Detective by Stephen Bell

A recent flurry of Japanese deals reminded MD that China isn’t the only steel-making powerhouse with a strategic acquisition strategy on these shores.

If Marubeni seals its proposed purchase of 12.