Africa’s largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal SA, is gearing up for deep cuts, including jobs, as it warns of a fall in demand for its products.

The company, which has had operational woes stemming from weak prices and falling demand compounded by the pandemic, will slash fixed costs by a further 30%. This would imply almost R800m in cuts after it brought down its expenses by 38%, or  R1.6bn, in the six months to end-June  to R2.6bn.

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