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:
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- On Memorial Day, we took a quick look at the most-viewed posts of the year to date (unsurprisingly, Section 232 featured overwhelmingly here).
- MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns dives back into the volatile world of U.S.-China trade talks.
- Global crude steel production rose 4.1% year over year in April, according to a recent World Steel Association report.
- Burns surveyed the state of alumina prices and the effects of a variety of supply restrictions.
- Speaking of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, the White House announced plans to impose $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.
- An Indian copper smelter was shut down permanently after 13 were killed protesting the plant’s environmental impacts.
- The World Steel Association released its 2018 World Steel in Figures report.
- Although we turned the page on the calendar, earlier this morning MetalMiner’s Irene Martinez Canorea offered an overview of metals price trends in May.