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:
- In non-Section 232 news from the Department of Commerce, the government body issued a preliminary affirmative determination in its investigation of forged steel fittings from China.
- What’s going on with Chinese steel export levels? Our Stuart Burns delved into the subject earlier this week.
- With political unrest and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the biggest source of cobalt in the world, buyers of the materials should be cognizant of the fact that significant price jumps are a reality.
- India is investing in the young International Solar Alliance in an effort to boost the country’s solar capacity.
- Zinc prices have pulled back of late, but does that price movement represent a short-term downtrend or the beginnings of a significant correction?
- In case you missed it, we released our March Monthly Metals Index (MMI) Report this week — download the full report at the link for the latest news on MetalMiner’s 10 MMI subindexes.
- Following on the theme of slowing momentum with respect to zinc, Burns also looked into what’s going on with aluminum price movements, particularly on the heels of the U.S. tariffs announcement.