Before we head into the Labor Day weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner:
- MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns on doubts surrounding the viability of carbon capture technology vis-a-vis the coal sector.
- The International Copper Study Group reported a global copper deficit of 190,000 tons for the first five months of the year.
- The International Lead and Zinc Study Group reported a global deficit for both the zinc and lead markets.
- Global crude steel production growth slowed to 1.7% in July.
- Canada’s Department of Finance announced new regulatory measures aimed at protecting the country’s aluminum sector.
- Sohrab Darabshaw covered what seems to be a subdued gold market in India ahead of the usually busy holiday season.
- The U.S. steel industry’s capacity utilization rate for the year through Aug. 24 reached 81.0%.
- The U.K.’s Department of Business, Energy and Industry Security is looking for feedback regarding a planned £250 million Clean Steel Fund.