Trump’s sanctions hammer tested as US retreats from Rusal penalty

A worker prepares to pour a crucible of molten aluminum in the foundry at the Krasnoyarsk aluminum smelter, operated by United Co. Rusal, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The season for aluminum producers and buyers to hash out U.S. sales contracts has started much earlier than usual this year thanks largely to uncertainties over sanctions on United Co. Rusal. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
A worker prepares to pour a crucible of molten aluminum in the foundry at the Krasnoyarsk aluminum smelter, operated by United Co. Rusal, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The season for aluminum producers and buyers to hash out U.S. sales contracts has started much earlier than usual this year thanks largely to uncertainties over sanctions on United Co. Rusal. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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