U.S. trade official says China failed to meet ‘Phase 1’ commitments

Chinese and US flags flutter outside a company building in Shanghai, China November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – China has failed to meet its commitments under a two-year “Phase 1” trade deal that expired at the end of 2021, and discussions are … Read more

Base metals subdued in thin trade as China shut for holiday

Jan 31 (Reuters) – Copper prices were little changed on Monday, while aluminum edged lower on profit-taking in thin Asian trading as Chinese markets were closed for a week-long Lunar New Year holiday. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was virtually flat at $9,503.50 a tonne by 0623 GMT. It hit a three-week low … Read more