What’s Baosteel, one top Chinese steel producers, do in Brazil? The company is responding to the Chinese government’s “go global” policy and the possible rise in iron ore procurement costs. But steel mills are complex, capital-intensive projects, and Brazil is an emerging market, the various risks for foreign investors. Vale do Rio Doce, Baosteel prospective partner, Iron Mountain is a man with little experience in steel manufacturing. Baosteel will need to evaluate whether it is choosing the right country, par … Read more »

What’s Baosteel, one top Chinese steel producers, do in Brazil? The company is responding to the Chinese government’s “go global” policy and the possible rise in iron ore procurement costs. But steel mills are complex, capital-intensive projects, and Brazil is an emerging market, the various risks for foreign investors. Vale do Rio Doce, Baosteel prospective partner, Iron Mountain is a man with little experience in steel manufacturing. Baosteel will need to evaluate whether it is. Comes to choosing the right country, partner and location for its first overseas greenfield investment
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Regina Abrami,
Iacob Koch-Weser
Source: Harvard Business School
24 pages.
Release Date: 14 December 2011. Prod #: 912411-PDF-ENG
Heavy Metal (A): Baosteel Is Brazil HBR case solution