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  • Novelis aims for prime position with secondary Apr 08, 2014

    As Novelis Inc. continues to invest heavily in scrap utilization programs and technology in North America, South America, South Korea and Germany, the company is aiming to capture additional market share from manufacturers of prime-based aluminum alloys.

  • Market mixed on LME regional contract plan Apr 08, 2014

    The London Metal Exchange’s plan to launch regional aluminum premium hedging contracts has been met with muted enthusiasm and harsh criticism in North America.

  • Anglo American may target copper investment in Africa Apr 08, 2014

    Anglo American Plc may consider investing in copper assets in Africa, according to a company executive.

  • DLA sells low-carbon ferrochrome Apr 08, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials sold 280 short tons of low-carbon ferrochrome last month to Amherst, N.Y.-based CCMA LLC and Cincinnati-based David J. Joseph Co. for a combined $687,000.

  • Richard Merluzzi re-elected AEC chairman Apr 08, 2014

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has re-elected Pennex Aluminum Co. chief executive officer Richard A. Merluzzi as its chairman.

  • Anglo focusing on productivity gains Apr 08, 2014

    The global economic downturn was a wake-up call to the mining industry and has driven Anglo American Plc to focus on improving productivity, according to Hennie Faul, chief executive officer of the miner’s copper division.

  • Aleris paying $180,000 to settle allegations Apr 08, 2014

    Aleris International Inc. has agreed to pay the state of Michigan $180,000 to settle alleged air pollution violations at its Coldwater, Mich., facility, according to state environmental regulators.

  • Eramet, Vale, New Caledonia sign nickel exploration deal Apr 08, 2014

    Eramet SA has reached an agreement with Vale Canada Ltd. and New Caledonia’s south province for the exploration, study and beneficiation of the nickel deposits at Prony and Pernod in South New Caledonia.

  • Emal-Dubal merged entity incorporated Apr 07, 2014

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the combined entity comprising Emirates Aluminium Co. Ltd. (Emal) and Dubai Aluminium Co. Ltd. (Dubal), has been incorporated.

  • Huntington Aluminum seeks OK to build melting furnace Apr 07, 2014

    Huntington Aluminum Inc. is seeking permission to build and operate a new rotary batch reverberatory aluminum melting furnace.

  • Aluminum demand seen in line for fall Apr 07, 2014

    Production cuts and a U.K. High Court ruling preventing reforms to London Metal Exchange warehouse policies could drive aluminum prices and regional premiums for the light metal higher, analysts said.

  • China capable of absorbing copper surplus: Antofagasta Apr 07, 2014

    China’s slowing economy will be able to absorb a copper market surplus in 2014 provided expectations for mine disruptions do not disappoint, according to Antofagasta Plc.

  • China asks WTO to set up dispute panel on US dumping cases Apr 07, 2014

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been asked by China to set up a dispute settlement panel to consider the U.S. application of “targeted dumping” and the use of “zeroing” in anti-dumping proceedings involving a number of imported products.

  • Copper, moly shipments from Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine rise Apr 07, 2014

    Taseko Mines Ltd.’s copper and molybdenum shipments from its Gibraltar Mine in British Columbia increased in the first quarter.

  • Felman restart would take ‘several weeks’ Apr 07, 2014

    Felman Production LLC said it would take several weeks to restart operations at its New Haven, W.Va., silicomanganese plant should it agree to a special electricity rate plan.

  • Fatality halts output at Vale's Sudbury smelter Apr 07, 2014

    Vale SA has idled its Copper Cliff smelter in Sudbury, Ontario, following a fatal accident April 6.

  • US accuses titanium executive of bribery Apr 04, 2014

    A federal indictment unsealed this past week accuses a Ukrainian titanium executive of conspiring to bribe officials in India to mine minerals, including ilmenite, a feedstock for sponge.

  • JW Aluminum boosting conversion fee Apr 04, 2014

    JW Aluminum Co. plans to increase its conversion price on all alloys by 5 cents per pound effective with new orders April 7 as it mulls "alternate" price methods.

  • AZZ net income slides in quarter Apr 04, 2014

    AZZ Inc.’s net income fell 22.6 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter despite a 28.9-percent gain in revenue as "sluggish" markets and weather-related delays weighed on results, it said in its quarterly financial results April 4.

  • Market divided on impact of Felman power rate Apr 04, 2014

    Silicomanganese traders are divided on whether free-market spot prices will be negatively impacted after Felman Production LLC won a special electricity rate for its New Haven, W.Va., smelter.

  • Silicon prices hold firm on Brazil supply cuts Apr 04, 2014

    Silicon metal prices have held at higher levels, with production cuts in Brazil and firm domestic demand keeping supplies tight.

  • Midwest aluminum premiums rise Apr 04, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums have reversed course and inched upward after a court ruling in the United Kingdom prevented expected reforms to London Metal Exchange warehouse policies from being implemented.

  • W.Va. OKs special power rate for Felman Apr 04, 2014

    The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized a special electricity rate plan for silicomanganese producer Felman Production LLC.

  • Zinc, lead to see ’14 supply shortfall: ILZSG Apr 03, 2014

    The global zinc and lead markets are expected to experience supply deficits in 2014, according to the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG).

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