[WASHINGTON] Dozens of US industry groups sent a letter to the Trump administration on Wednesday pleading for an end the economic pain caused by steep US tariffs on steel and aluminium.

[GENEVA] The World Trade Organization agreed on Wednesday to hear complaints from a range of countries over new US steel and aluminium tariffs, as well as complaints from Washington over retaliatory...

[BEIJING] China's aluminium exports fell slightly in September from the previous month as a narrowing price arbitrage to international markets reduced the incentive to ship metal overseas, while...

[BEIJING] China's monthly aluminium exports rose to their second-highest level on record in July, as a weaker yuan and a still-favourable price arbitrage to international markets outweighed the...

US President Donald Trump's attempts to rebalance global trade have already sent the metals world into a tizzy. As countries respond to US tariffs and sanctions, the disarray is set to increase...

[WASHINGTON] After months of threats and dwindling hopes the two sides would pull back from the brink of all-out trade war, steep US tariffs on tens of billions in Chinese goods are due to take...

[BERLIN] Europe will implement counter-measures against US tariffs on steel and aluminium just like Canada, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, voicing regret about President Donald Trump...

[OTTAWA] Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group's 42-year history, as US President Donald Trump's...

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SO the trade wars begin. As of last Friday the United States has imposed tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Canada, Mexico and the European Union (EU).