Before you head into the weekend, check out some of the stories that went up this week on MetalMiner:
- The London Metal Exchange (LME) is an institution steeped in tradition — but even the most tradition-rich entities have to change, eventually. Our Stuart Burns wrote about the LME and how it is changing (or, in some cases, staying the same).
- The electric car industry continues to grow, but the move toward electric in China likely represents the biggest such move by a single nation to date.
- Our Irene Martinez Canorea checked in on tin and other base metals. In short, many that boomed in August have come back down a bit this month.
- Burns wrote about China Zhongwang and its ongoing efforts to build up its presence on the global stage.
- The U.S. Department of Commerce opened countervailing duty and antidumping investigations into titanium sponge imports from Japan and Kazakhstan.
- Meanwhile, the U.S. International Trade Commission, voted to uphold antidumping orders in a five-year sunset review related to CASSLP pipe from Japan and Romania.
- The third round of North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations kicks off tomorrow in Ottawa. United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, during a question-and-answer session earlier this week, touched on the negotiations and what the U.S. is hoping to accomplish.
- United Steelworkers issued a statement calling for the Trump administration to act vis-a-vis its ongoing Section 232 probe related to steel imports.
- It’s been talked about for more than a year, but Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp finally agreed to merge their European operations this week.