Nippon Steel to lose output at fire-hit plant

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TOKYO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Nippon Steel Corp said it would lose about 5 percent of the annual output at a key factory in southern Japan as it works to get two coke-producing furnaces back up and running following a fire last month. The world's second-largest steel maker said it planned to get one of the coke plants back on-line in September and the other operating in December, but that it expected output at the factory to drop by about 200,000 tonnes. The factory, called Yawata works, ...

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