Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the headlines here on MetalMiner:
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- Our Stuart Burns talked about the new-look Diet Coke, which will not only come in a series of new flavors but will also boast a new, sleek can.
- Tata Steel sees great opportunity for growth in India, Sohrab Darabshaw writes.
- How believable is the data coming from China’s National Bureau of Statistics?
- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released its annual report to Congress on China’s WTO compliance — unsurprisingly, the report doesn’t have much in the way of kind words for China.
- Ford Motor Co. called 2017 a “challenging” year, but looked ahead to its future during its recent quarterly earnings call.
- 2018 was a big year for Nucor Corp.
- Although the president did not offer much in terms of policy specifics during his first State of the Union address, Trump did call for a bill setting aside $1.5 trillion for infrastructure spending, among other items relevant to the metals industry.
- Burns wrote about what a potential stock market drop means for the current bull run.
- We checked in on what’s going on with Chinese steel prices this winter.
- The U.S. Geological Survey’s annual report showed where domestic mining is doing well and where the U.S. is dependent on foreign sources.
- After commodities and the U.S. dollar bucked the trend of their usual negative correlation last year, the relationship is back to normal, Irene Martinez Canorea writes.