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  • Officials back Noranda lower power rate request Jun 12, 2014

    Elected officials from five Missouri counties near Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s New Madrid, Mo., aluminum smelter are backing the company’s request for a lower electricity rate.

  • China aluminum said pledged up to eight times Jun 12, 2014

    Around 400,000 tonnes of aluminum has been pledged in Qingdao Port’s Dagang subsidiary, but as little as an eighth of it might actually exist, people familiar with the matter estimate.

  • Decheng said focus of China probe Jun 12, 2014

    The probe into alleged fraud at the northeastern Chinese port of Qingdao is centered on metals trading company Decheng Mining, according to media reports.

  • US brass mill imports up, exports fall in April Jun 12, 2014

    U.S. imports of brass mill products increased in April compared with the same month last year while exports fell, according to data from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

  • Output at Horsehead smelter on track Jun 12, 2014

    Horsehead Holding Corp. aims to begin producing all grades and sizes of zinc at its Mooresboro, N.C., plant in two to three months, with full ramp-up slated in six months, president and chief executive officer James M. Hensler said.

  • Felman looks to restart output in June Jun 11, 2014

    Felman Production LLC is hoping to restart its New Haven, W.Va., silicomanganese plant by the end of June, but has yet to reach an agreement with electricity supplier Appalachian Power Co. (APCo).

  • Ormet seeks OK to auction off Ohio smelter Jun 11, 2014

    Ormet Corp. is seeking court approval to hold an auction to sell its Ohio smelter after securing a stalking horse bid of $15.25 million, according to court documents filed June 9.

  • Novelis temporarily shuts Ky. plant after fire Jun 11, 2014

    An early morning fire at Novelis Inc.’s aluminum plant in Berea, Ky., June 11 has caused the facility to temporarily shut down.

  • HudBay extends offer for Augusta shares again Jun 10, 2014

    HudBay Minerals Inc. has extended its offer to acquire Augusta Resource Corp.’s shares to June 20.

  • Aluminum use in autos set to explode: Ducker Jun 10, 2014

    Aluminum sheet usage for light vehicle body and closure parts will grow from less than 200 million pounds in 2012 to approximately 4 billion pounds by 2025, according to a study by Ducker Worldwide LLC.

  • China warehouse probe may help LME Jun 10, 2014

    An investigation into alleged fraud involving copper and aluminum at the Chinese port of Qingdao could be the trigger to push a network of London Metal Exchange warehouses across China back up the agenda.

  • Teck will not build effluent pipeline for Red Dog Mine Jun 10, 2014

    Teck Resources Ltd. won’t exercise its option to build an effluent pipeline from its Red Dog zinc and lead mine in Alaska to the Chukchi Sea.

  • RNC eyes June 12 closure of True North deal Jun 09, 2014

    Royal Nickel Corp. (RNC) expects its deal to acquire about 56 percent of True North Nickel Inc. and its West Raglan nickel sulfide project to close by the first week of July, it said as it signed a definitive agreement for the purchase.

  • Codelco financing fuels political heat Jun 09, 2014

    Financing for Chile’s state-owned Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco), a matter of national political debate for decades, likely contributed to the departure of chief executive officer Thomas Keller.

  • Capstone’s Cozamin Mine restarts after fatality Jun 09, 2014

    Capstone Mining Corp. has resumed production at its Cozamin Mine in Mexico’s central state of Zacatecas following a June 5 accident that left one worker dead.

  • Alcoa union ratifies five-year labor accord Jun 09, 2014

    United Steelworkers union members have ratified a new five-year labor agreement with Alcoa Inc.

  • Codelco removes Keller as chief after dispute Jun 07, 2014

    Chile’s state-owned Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) has ousted chief executive officer Thomas Keller.

  • Copper smelter in Java set for construction by year-end Jun 06, 2014

    The construction of a 400,000-tonne-per-year copper smelter in East Java, Indonesia, is expected to begin by the end of the year.

  • Metal powder shipments to rise in ’14 Jun 06, 2014

    Metal powder shipments should rise 5 percent this year in tandem with a corresponding increase in the materials' largely automotive parts markets, according to the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF).

  • Goldman’s Metro unit heeds LME proposed rule Jun 06, 2014

    Metro International Trade Services LLC, a metals warehousing subsidiary of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., is voluntarily complying with the London Metal Exchange’s proposed changes to warehousing rules and calling on other warehouse companies to do the same.

  • VMS closes ore deal with HudBay for Reed Mine Jun 06, 2014

    VMS Ventures Inc. has completed an ore sales and purchase agreement with HudBay Minerals Inc. in connection with its 30-percent share of production from the Reed copper mine in Manitoba.

  • DLA sells ferrochrome to four companies for $5.22 million Jun 06, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials sold 1,500 short tons of high-carbon ferrochrome and 1,250 short tons of low-carbon ferrochrome to four companies for a combined $5.22 million in May.

  • Standard Bank examining metals financing in China Jun 06, 2014

    Standard Chartered Bank is reviewing its provision of metals financing to some companies in China amid a local investigation into alleged fraudulent documentation.

  • Midwest aluminum premiums tick up Jun 06, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums continued to trend higher this week, with market participants claiming that buyers have been looking to lock in purchases in anticipation of near-term price increases.

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