World-famous for its silk scarves and luxury handbags, Hermes logged $942 million in net profits last year, a 9% increase over 2013.
The World Steel Association's monthly report tracks raw (or crude) steel tonnage and capacity utilization across 65 countries. It notes that its participating countries represent about 98% of the world's raw steel output.
Crude prices slumped by about 60% between June and February, weighed down by a glut of global supplies and concerns about stalling demand.
The announcement by one of the world's biggest smartphone and tablet screen makers came two weeks after a media report said it was mulling construction of a plant dedicated to supplying smartphone screens to Apple.
The U.S. Census Bureau report shows factory orders dipped $0.9 billion, or 0.2% to $470 billion. It adds to December's fall of 3.5%.
Organizations need their leaders to exhibit Spock-like logic and analytical skills.
Producing coke can be an environmental nightmare, and over the years U.S. Steel has been hit with bills for millions of dollars to do cleanup.
At the opening day Monday, Habanos announced global sales of $439 million in 2014, down one percent from 2013.