So far, Trump has taken little action beyond tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum on imports from China, the European Union and other countries.
China Mining News
A week choc-a-bloc with billion dollar copper, iron ore and cobalt deals ends with huge drop in prices and sell-off in stocks of mining's biggest names.
China's State Council issued guidelines on Friday for previously announced measures easing restrictions on foreign investment.
China is the world's biggest car market and produces only a fraction of the platinum and palladium it consumes.
Trump is due to unveil revisions to his initial tariff list targeting $50 billion of Chinese goods on Friday.
BHP building $3.4B mine amid surging lump premiums, high-grade fines prices up 30% in a year, is latest indicator iron ore is once again a mining cash cow.
China is home to the majority of the world's lithium processing facilities and sucks up most output of top producer Australia.
There may be a slight problem with the prevailing theme for the iron ore market this year, namely that China is increasingly interested in using higher-grade ore as part of efforts to boost output and lower per unit pollution.
Tianshan has annual aluminium smelting capacity of 1.4 million tonnes.
It produced 4,600 tonnes of lithium more than Chile in 2017 boosted mainly by record output at Mt Cattlin and Mt Marion mines.
China now has the fastest development of EVs in the global market.
Iron ore shipments from the world's biggest export terminal rose to 45 million tonnes in May from 42.6 million tonnes in the previous month.
Inner Mongolia expects to complete a 2020 target of cutting 54.14 million tonnes by 2018.
A lull in purchasing by battery makers suggests the market is not yet short of supply.
How did we get here and what does this ratcheted-up trade war mean for Canada, the United States and investors?
But port stocks hit new record.
As scrap ban bites Chinese traders up May cargoes 37% year on year.
The battery cell maker is working on the first section of the factory, in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden, which will be completed in 2020 and produce eight gigawatt cell capacity per year.
Congolese-American businessman and convicted fraudster Charles Brown claims he's owed $1 billion in compensation for a 19% stake he previously held in Mutanda Mining, and which Glencore allegedly sold in two fraudulent transactions, in 2007 and 2012.
ScotiaMocatta is curtailing lending to the physical metals supply chain and would refocus on major corporate clients.
Are the dark days for platinum set to last?
The companies are committed to explore for mineral deposits first in the Asian country and then the rest of the world .
Chinese jewelry sales are a key component of global demand for both physical gold and platinum, accounting for 14% and 16% of consumption respectively.
Some Republican lawmakers warn that Trump could trigger a trade war that would destabilize the economy and ultimately hurt American workers.
The country's car industry currently employs about 840,000 people, with 210,000 of them working on powertrain production, the sub-sector set to be the worst hit.