Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the coverage here on MetalMiner, including coverage of global steel demand, Trafigura’s bet on cobalt, electric vehicles and a potential detente in the General Motors–UAW saga.
- Glencore signed a cobalt supply deal with Chinese firm GEM Co. Ltd.
- India’s steel producers remain concerned about imports as the country considers joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
- Global steel demand is forecast to rise 3.9% this year, according to the World Steel Association’s Short Range Outlook.
- Commodity trading company Trafigura is looking to invest in cobalt.
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- The challenging electric vehicle (EV) market claimed a victim.
- India is a net copper importer for the first time in 18 years.
- General Motors and UAW reached a tentative agreement after more than a month of workers on the picket lines.
- Vale reported third-quarter iron ore fines production increased 35.4% compared with second-quarter production.