Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the stories here on MetalMiner:
- Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is looking to rip up a 2002 mining charter in order to secure a larger piece of the revenue from the country’s vast natural resources.
- Copper prices have been trending down since a December surge (when the LME copper price reached $7,215/mt).
- There’s a battle going on between two rival manufacturers of the famous London black cab.
- Hong Kong’s housing market is overstretched, MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns writes.
- In case you missed it, it’s Monthly Metals Index (MMI) Week! We kicked our off monthly round of subindex reports this week, which are available at the following links: Construction, Rare Earths, Renewables, and Automotive. Look for the remaining six MMI reports next week.
- India is among the list of countries still lobbying for exemptions from the U.S.’s Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.