This Morning in Metals: Turkish Military Pension Fund Reaches Tentative Deal to Buy British Steel

This morning in metals news, a Turkish military pension fund has reportedly reached a tentative deal to buy the ailing British Steel, copper prices held flat Friday and the latest round of tariffs could impact China’s ability to prop up its economy. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook…

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This morning in metals news, a Turkish military pension fund has reportedly reached a tentative deal to buy the ailing British Steel, copper prices held flat Friday and the latest round of tariffs could impact China’s ability to prop up its economy. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook...

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Apple’s Stock Surges After U.S. Delays Additional 10% Import Tariff on Products Like Cell Phones and Laptops

Apple’s stock has surged around five percent after the United States Trade Representative announced that an additional tariff of 10 percent on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports will be delayed to December 15 for products such as cell phones, laptop computers, and monitors, per CNBC.


Moreover, the USTR said certain products are being removed from the tariff list based on “health, safety, national security and other factors” and will not be subject to the additional tariff of 10 percent whatsoever. It is unclear if this decision applies to any Apple products or accessories.

BREAKING: Stocks jump to session highs, Apple surges more than 4.5% after USTR removes items from China tariff list, delays some others including those on cell phones and laptops https://t.co/4gGcxyFOnV pic.twitter.com/AMmid6LZJY

— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) August 13, 2019

The USTR said it will provide additional details and lists of the tariff lines affected by this announcement on its website today.

The new tariff kicks in September 1 for the remaining Chinese imports impacted.

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Apple's stock has surged around five percent after the United States Trade Representative announced that an additional tariff of 10 percent on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports will be delayed to December 15 for products such as cell phones, laptop computers, and monitors, per CNBC.


Moreover, the USTR said certain products are being removed from the tariff list based on "health, safety, national security and other factors" and will not be subject to the additional tariff of 10 percent whatsoever. It is unclear if this decision applies to any Apple products or accessories.


The USTR said it will provide additional details and lists of the tariff lines affected by this announcement on its website today.

The new tariff kicks in September 1 for the remaining Chinese imports impacted.

Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

Tags: China, AAPL

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Rare Earths MMI: China Rare Earths Association Calls out U.S.’s Trade ‘Bullying’

The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped one point this month for an August reading of 22. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Tariffs, China and Rare Earths Once again, the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China took a turn toward further tensions recently when President…

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The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped one point this month for an August reading of 22. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Tariffs, China and Rare Earths Once again, the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China took a turn toward further tensions recently when President...

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This Morning in Metals: Iron Ore Prices Continue to Slide

This morning in metals news, iron ore prices this week have plunged, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its short-term energy outlook and China could weaken its currency further. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Iron Ore Prices Plunge After reaching five-year highs earlier this year, aided by…

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This morning in metals news, iron ore prices this week have plunged, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its short-term energy outlook and China could weaken its currency further. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Iron Ore Prices Plunge After reaching five-year highs earlier this year, aided by...

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This Morning in Metals: U.S. Treasury Labels China a Currency Manipulator

This morning in metals news, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) applauded the U.S. Treasury’s designation of China as a currency manipulator, U.S. companies are hoping the Trump administration does not impose tariffs on copper from the E.U. and Novelis announced its quarterly financial results. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free…

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This morning in metals news, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) applauded the U.S. Treasury’s designation of China as a currency manipulator, U.S. companies are hoping the Trump administration does not impose tariffs on copper from the E.U. and Novelis announced its quarterly financial results. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free...

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U.S. Announces Another Round of Tariffs on Chinese Goods

It should come as no surprise that President Trump last week announced the imposition of a 10% tariff on an additional U.S. $300 billion worth of Chinese goods from Sept. 1. The new tariff would come on top of the 25% levy that Trump already imposed on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports — resulting…

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It should come as no surprise that President Trump last week announced the imposition of a 10% tariff on an additional U.S. $300 billion worth of Chinese goods from Sept. 1. The new tariff would come on top of the 25% levy that Trump already imposed on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports — resulting...

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Tim Cook: Apple Saw ‘Great Improvement’ in China in Q3 2019

Thanks to trade-in programs and other promotions, Apple saw significant improvement in iPhone sales in China, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today during today’s earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2019.

Cook said that Apple saw “great improvement” in China, returning to growth in constant currency in Greater China with improvements in year-over-year iPhone performance compared to the last two quarters.


We’re happy with our performance across the board, including a return to growth in mainland China. We accomplished this despite strong headwinds from foreign exchange, which impacted the top-line growth rate by 300 points compared to a year ago, equivalent to $1.5 billion of revenue. In constant currency, our revenue grew in all five of our geographic segments.

Cook went on to say that Apple is “encouraged” by the results of the initiatives it launched earlier this year, with the company seeing a strong customer response to in0store trade-in and financing programs. iPhone in retail and online stores returned to growth on a year-over-year basis in June, said Cook, and the active installed base of iPhone users reached a new all-time high.

Despite the improvements, iPhone revenue was down during the quarter. The iPhone brought in $26 million, down from $29.5 billion in the third quarter of 2018. For the first time, the iPhone was responsible for less than half of Apple’s revenue, with services and wearables making up for the decline in sales.

Cook said that later this year, Apple has “several new products” that it can’t wait to share with customers, without going into details. Apple also has multiple services on the horizon, including Apple Card (coming in August), Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+.

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Thanks to trade-in programs and other promotions, Apple saw significant improvement in iPhone sales in China, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today during today's earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2019.

Cook said that Apple saw "great improvement" in China, returning to growth in constant currency in Greater China with improvements in year-over-year iPhone performance compared to the last two quarters.

We're happy with our performance across the board, including a return to growth in mainland China. We accomplished this despite strong headwinds from foreign exchange, which impacted the top-line growth rate by 300 points compared to a year ago, equivalent to $1.5 billion of revenue. In constant currency, our revenue grew in all five of our geographic segments.
Cook went on to say that Apple is "encouraged" by the results of the initiatives it launched earlier this year, with the company seeing a strong customer response to in0store trade-in and financing programs. iPhone in retail and online stores returned to growth on a year-over-year basis in June, said Cook, and the active installed base of iPhone users reached a new all-time high.

Despite the improvements, iPhone revenue was down during the quarter. The iPhone brought in $26 million, down from $29.5 billion in the third quarter of 2018. For the first time, the iPhone was responsible for less than half of Apple's revenue, with services and wearables making up for the decline in sales.

Cook said that later this year, Apple has "several new products" that it can't wait to share with customers, without going into details. Apple also has multiple services on the horizon, including Apple Card (coming in August), Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+.


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Have We Already Reached Peak Iron Ore?

Copper has been buffeted by macroeconomic and political news, suffering from trade tensions and fear of slowing growth in top consumer China. Conversely, iron ore has been trading at recent five-year highs this month, topping U.S. $130/ton amid reports…

Copper has been buffeted by macroeconomic and political news, suffering from trade tensions and fear of slowing growth in top consumer China. Conversely, iron ore has been trading at recent five-year highs this month, topping U.S. $130/ton amid reports of tight supply and robust demand. (We wrote last week about the apparent disparity between copper...

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This Morning in Metals: LME Copper Prices Fall

This morning in metals news, copper dipped on Tuesday, Asian countries are dealing with a glut of steel from China and Heineken is feeling the impact of higher aluminum costs. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Copper Slides The LME copper price dipped Tuesday amid U.S.-China trade talks…

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This morning in metals news, copper dipped on Tuesday, Asian countries are dealing with a glut of steel from China and Heineken is feeling the impact of higher aluminum costs. Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook Copper Slides The LME copper price dipped Tuesday amid U.S.-China trade talks...

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Western Carmakers are Struggling in China

Automotive executives running carmaking joint ventures in China must be asking themselves regarding the current performance situation: is it a downturn in the lower end of the car market or backlash against trade war? Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook The Financial Times reported Ford’s plants in China…

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Automotive executives running carmaking joint ventures in China must be asking themselves regarding the current performance situation: is it a downturn in the lower end of the car market or backlash against trade war? Need buying strategies for steel? Request your two-month free trial of MetalMiner’s Outlook The Financial Times reported Ford’s plants in China...

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