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Trump signs executive order to boost US steel, aluminum use in infrastructure projects

US President Mr Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at boosting the amount of US-produced materials, including steel, iron and aluminum, used in infrastructure projects. The order, titled “Strengthening Buy American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects,” however, does ...

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WTO sets up 9 DSB panels for US tariffs on steel & aluminium

Second request for the establishment of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel, to examine its complaint against additional duties imposed by the US on imports of certain steel and aluminium products, has been approved by the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB). ...

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Aluminum Prices Fall After Supply Concerns Ease

The November Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell this month back to June 2017 levels, before MetalMiner called a bull market for aluminum. The current Aluminum MMI index stands at 88 points, three points lower than last month’s reading. LME ...

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Russia puts its losses from US aluminum, steel tariffs at USD 600 million

Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said in an RT interview that Russia estimates its losses from steel and aluminum tariffs introduced by the United States at USD 600 million. He said “We have already calculated the damage done to ...

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Aluminum Seen Facing ‘Doomsday’ If Rusal Sanctions Proceed

Aluminum faces a “doomsday scenario” if the U.S. proceeds with sanctions on United Co. Rusal in October, according to Wood Mackenzie Ltd., which says prices could exceed their seven-year highs in April. The market outside China is already in deficit, ...

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Aluminium industry demands resumption of coal supply

The power intensive aluminium industry, hurt by the government’s decision to allocate more coal-bearing railway rakes to the electricity generation sector, has demanded resumption in regular fuel supply as per their contracted quantity. The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has ...

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China’s Jul aluminum output rises 12% on year to 2.93 mil mt

China’s primary aluminum production rose 11.6% year on year to 2.93 million mt in July, latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. In the first seven months, China’s aluminum output totaled 19.4 million mt, up 3% from ...

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World June aluminum production falls 2.2% to 5.32 million mt on month

Global primary aluminum output in June dropped 2.2% month on month, data from the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) showed. Total global production in June was 5.32 million mt, down from 5.44 million mt in May. The figure was also 2.9% ...

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Copper clocks fifth weekly loss, aluminium falls ahead of Trump-Putin summit

Copper clocked up a fifth weekly loss on Friday as trade tensions between the United States and China rumbled on, while aluminium hit a three-month low ahead of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ...

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New EU regulation on aluminum imports creates more bureaucracy, say traders

A new EU regulation to monitor aluminum imports, which went into effect at the end of April, will create more bureaucracy, according to market sources. Under the new legislation, participants will have to register the metal to the customs authorities ...

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