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  • 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).

  • Ormet sale of alumina approved Apr 03, 2014

    Ormet Corp. has received bankruptcy court approval to sell about 24,000 tonnes of sandy calcined metallurgical-grade alumina to Trafigura AG for nearly $6 million.

  • Royal Nickel's Dumont project takes another step forward Apr 02, 2014

    Quebec’s Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks has published the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Esia) for Royal Nickel Corp.’s Dumont project.

  • Skana weighs trade petition vs. China Apr 02, 2014

    Skana Aluminum Co. is mulling a trade complaint against imports from China following what the company characterizes as a surge of low-priced flat-rolled aluminum into the U.S. market.

  • Asarco wins clean-up case vs. Cemex Apr 02, 2014

    A federal judge has ruled that Cemex Inc. is liable for part of the cleanup costs paid by Asarco LLC to remediate arsenic contamination of the Rio Grande near El Paso, Texas.

  • Copper market to move into surplus in ’14: ICSG Apr 02, 2014

    Global refined copper output will exceed demand by 405,000 tonnes in 2014 after four consecutive years of supply deficits, according to the International Copper Study Group (ICSG).

  • Lower-cost power ‘essential’ for smelter viability: Noranda Apr 02, 2014

    Affordable power is necessary for any primary aluminum smelter to survive, Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s top executive said during a press conference April 2 at the Aluminum Association’s spring meeting in San Antonio.

  • Battle is on to grab auto market share Apr 02, 2014

    Aluminum has great growth opportunities in the automotive sector, but the light metal faces stiff competition from new high-strength steels and composites, according to one industry expert.

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