Week in Review: Annual Outlook, Rusal and the State of European Steel

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner:

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  • China filed a dispute complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) as it sought consultations with the U.S. over its most recent round of tariffs worth $16 billion.
  • Mexico launched an anti-dumping investigation of aluminum foil imports from China.
  • How are European steelmakers doing after the summer of tariffs? Pretty well, actually, MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns explains.
  • Burns also delved into the impact of sanctions on aluminum giant Rusal and the Russian economy at large.
  • Indian exporters of rare earths were upset at a recent government decision.
  • In case you missed it, we released our Annual Metals Outlook earlier this week. Get your free download of the report here, which features data, analysis and much more — in short, all crucial information for metals buyers preparing to lock in supply contracts.
  • We also kicked off our newest round of Monthly Metals Index (MMI) reports this week, starting with our reports on the automotive and construction sectors. Check back throughout next week for the remaining eight subindex reports.
  • Argentina recently announced plans to impose tariffs on all of its exports. Burns touched on that decision and the factors leading up to it as the country suffers from another financial crisis.

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