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    US starts 232 probe vs imports of autos, parts

    May 24, 2018

    US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has initiated a Section 232 investigation into US imports of automobiles and automotive parts, a process with potentially far-reaching impacts on metals markets. More »

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    Novelis to double Changzhou ali sheet capacity

    May 24, 2018

    Novelis Inc has said it will double its automotive aluminium body sheet capacity at its Changzhou facility in China, investing about $180 million and adding around 100,000 tonnes of capacity through a new continuous annealing solution heat treatment line. More »

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    Rusal warns sanctions hurt cash flow; CEO quits

    May 24, 2018

    UC Rusal has warned shareholders that the US Treasury Department’s sanctions on the company could hamper its cash flow and ability to obtain financing, the company said on Thursday May 24. More »

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    US bulk ferrous scrap export prices flat

    May 23, 2018

    US bulk ferrous scrap export prices are stagnant as Turkish mills continue to bypass the United States in favor of more affordable European and Baltic material, with containerized scrap prices on both the East and West Coasts starting to crack under pressure. More »

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    Some stainless steel scrap prices inch up

    May 23, 2018

    The stainless steel scrap market in the United States has largely refused to give in to higher nickel values on the London Metal Exchange, with some scrap prices barely moving up over the past week. More »

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    Europe to strike back without 232 exemption

    May 23, 2018

    The European Commission (EC) will set a 25% safeguard duty on steel and aluminium imported from the US from June 20 this year if the European Union is not exempted from Section 232 tariffs. More »

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    Rusal sanctions weigh on US ali extruders: poll

    May 23, 2018

    The sanctions levied on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and affecting Russian aluminium producer UC Rusal have led to a price squeeze for US extruders – fulfilling the expectations of American Metal Market readers. More »

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    Lead, zinc scrap prices slip in US

    May 23, 2018

    Lead scrap prices in the United States have shrugged off increases on the London Metal Exchange, with softening demand and steady flows continuing to weigh on most products while spent lead-acid batteries have held steady. More »

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    More countries threaten 232 retaliation

    May 23, 2018

    More countries, US allies among them, continue to push back on the United States' Section 232 tariffs against steel and aluminium by threatening the imposition of counter tariffs or requesting dialogue at the World Trade Organization (WTO). More »

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    AK's Middletown Works hit by another fire

    May 23, 2018

    AK Steel is making repairs to its Middletown Works in Ohio after a fire broke out on one of the plant's temper mills, the company said. More »

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    No material effect from freezing order: Katanga

    May 24, 2018

    A freezing order on copper-cobalt assets held by Katanga Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) so far has had no material effect on the Glencore subsidiary’s operations, the company said last week. More »

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    Brazilian iron ore taking lead in seaborne mart

    May 24, 2018

    The seaborne iron ore market gained some strength on Thursday May 24, with the industry focused on product of good quality. More »

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    Global ferro-alloys prices on May 23

    May 23, 2018

    The latest ferro-alloy prices as reported by American Metal Market and Metal Bulletin price reporters. More »

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    Holiday notice

    May 24, 2018

    AMM’s offices are closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, May 29. More »

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