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What Mining Companies’ Buybacks Tell Us about the Economy

Mark O'Hara
What Mining Companies’ Buybacks Tell Us about the Economy

The metals and mining industry has seen a lot of action in 2018. For steel and aluminum, President Trump’s Section 232 tariffs lifted US steel prices and physical aluminum premiums to multiyear highs. President Trump clamped down on US steel imports and other regions, especially the European Union, took measures to prevent import deflection after the US tariffs. However, steel prices have been quite resilient globally due to falling Chinese steel exports.