Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was:
- Our Sohrab Darabshaw checked in on what’s happening in the world of Indian scrap steel.
- After a brief lull, copper prices rallied again, our Irene Martinez Canorea writes.
- Automated trading is becoming more prevalent in a number of markets.
- China’s steel output has been dropping — come spring and beyond, though, will it stay that way?
- Auto groups behind a new “Driving American Jobs” coalition are hoping to convince the Trump administration that NAFTA has been a good thing for the U.S.
- The parent group of Rusal is looking to raise some cash for upcoming projects, and is looking to London to do it.
- Martinez Canorea did a second deep dive on what’s behind the rising graphite electrode surcharge.
- The outlook for the global steel market is pretty positive, according to the World Steel Association’s most recent report.
- Speaking of steel, while the YTD percentage of steel imports coming into the U.S. has dropped in recent months, the number stood at just under 20% through the first nine months of 2017, according to Census Bureau data cited by the American Iron and Steel Institute.