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, including our coverage of: ArcelorMittal’s plant closure in South Africa, the oil price outlook, U.S. steel capacity utilization and steel prices, CAMMU’s call for a Section 232 sunset provision, and more.
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- Sohrab Darabshaw on ArcelorMittal’s announced plant closure in South Africa and temporary closure in Poland.
- MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns took a look at oil prices, about which Goldman Sachs is bullish in the long term.
- The U.S. steel sector’s capacity utilization rate is at 80.3% for the year through Nov. 16.
- What’s going on in the nickel market since it soared above $18,000/mt earlier this year?
- The Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users called for a Section 232 sunset provision.
- This week, MetalMiner welcomed Don Hauser to the MetalMiner commercial team.
- As we enter the winter heating season in China, the spotlight is once again on governmental efforts to curb supply.
- Darabshaw recapped the latest developments in India’s conflict with the U.S. at the WTO over steel subsidies.
- With MetalMiner’s participation, Avetta recently hosted a webinar on the subject of the “skills gap” in U.S. manufacturing.
- Strong investment demand has boosted platinum this year.