Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was with some of the stories here on MetalMiner:
- In case you missed it, we updated our China MES microsite this week, covering the status of China’s quest for market-economy status and the U.S.’s pushback. Check out the updated page here.
- MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns wrote about growth in India and the country’s new bankruptcy code.
- Staying with India, the country went to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to express concern about the U.S.’s steel and aluminum tariffs.
- Alcoa made a big announcement about its new Elysis joint venture and new technology promising a green aluminum smelting process, but that process might not be as green as it is being billed to be.
- Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross addressed the National Press Club earlier this week in a speech that saw China, Europe and the WTO come in for criticism.
- The U.S. claimed victory after an WTO Appellate Body ruling in the long-running dispute vis-a-vis subsidies for Airbus.
- The rising oil price could have a far-reaching impact going forward.
- With the U.S.-China trade relationship and the role of the WTO in the news quite a bit of late, Burns took a look at the state of the modern global trading system. (Part 1, Part 2)