Week in Review: Tariffs, Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp, and MMI Week

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was via some of the metals stories here on MetalMiner®:
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  • Automakers are speaking out against what could be a new round of tariffs from the Trump administration, this time on automobiles and automotive components.
  • Zinc prices got a short-lived boost from the news cycle last week, but have continued to drop this week.
  • Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp signed a finalized deal to merge their European operations, making what will be Europe’s second-largest steelmaker.
  • General Motors was one of more than 2,300 interested parties to submit a formal public comment relating to the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 automotive probe.
  • MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns also offered his take regarding the potential impact of automotive tariffs on the sector.
  • What does the Tata Steel-thyssenkrupp joint venture mean for some of the former’s operations in India?
  • It’s time for the monthly round of Monthly Metals Index (MMI) reports — check out the first three subindex roundups for the Automotive, Construction and Renewables sectors.

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