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  • Doe Run steps up two execs’ roles Dec 02, 2008

    Doe Run Co. has named Gary Mard as the St. Louis-based company’s treasurer. Mard, who has served as corporate controller since 2007, will maintain his current responsibilities in addition to taking on his new role.

  • Frontera appoints Snyder as chairman Dec 02, 2008

    Frontera Copper Corp. has appointed co-founder Hugh Snyder to the position of chairman. He replaces Patrick Ryan, the company’s current chairman and also a co-founder, who will remain on the board after retiring from the post.

  • Weatherly to shut 2 more copper mines Dec 02, 2008

    Weatherly International Plc plans to put two more of its Namibian mines on care and maintenance, claiming that the mines are no longer viable given current and forecast copper prices.

  • Shipments seen off in 1st half of ’09 CBSA Dec 02, 2008

    The outlook is bleak for the first half of 2009, according to service centers and suppliers polled by the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA).

  • Mercator kicks off copper, moly output Dec 02, 2008

    Despite sinking prices and softening demand, copper and molybdenum concentrate production began as scheduled at Mercator Minerals Ltd.’s Mineral Park Mine in Arizona over the holiday, bucking the global trend of halted projects and shelved expansions.

  • Alumina tags feel heat of surplus rise, demand drop Dec 02, 2008

    Alumina production grew in the third quarter while demand for the raw material has taken a significant hit, causing the global surplus to grow and placing significant downward pressure on pricing, analysts said.

  • Botswana copper project to halt Dec 02, 2008

    African Copper Plc is planning to suspend production at its Mowana copper project in Botswana, just weeks after the company exported its first shipment of copper concentrate in October, according to local media reports.

  • Shipments seen off in 1st half of ’09 CBSA Dec 02, 2008

    The outlook is bleak for the first half of 2009, according to service centers and suppliers polled by the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA).

  • Mercator kicks off copper, molybdenum output in Ariz. Dec 02, 2008

    Despite sinking prices and softening demand, copper and molybdenum concentrate production began as scheduled at Mercator Minerals Ltd.’s Mineral Park Mine in Arizona over the holiday, bucking the global trend of halted projects and shelved expansions.

  • Aleris shutters secondary aluminum plant in Indiana (UPDATE) Dec 02, 2008

    Aleris International Inc. has permanently closed its Tipton, Ind., specification alloys plant.

  • Exide to pay $15,000 fine, reduce lead discharge Dec 02, 2008

    Exide Technologies has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine and to reduce the amount of lead being washed into a creek from the company’s Reading, Pa., lead smelter, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said.

  • Doe Run steps up two execs’ roles Dec 01, 2008

    Doe Run Co. has named Gary Mard as the St. Louis-based company’s treasurer.

  • Frontera appoints Snyder as chairman Dec 01, 2008

    Frontera Copper Corp. has appointed co-founder Hugh Snyder to the position of chairman.

  • Weatherly to shut two more copper mines Dec 01, 2008

    Weatherly International Plc plans to put two more of its Namibian mines on care and maintenance, claiming that the mines are no longer viable given current and forecast copper prices.

  • LME copper falls 9% in Nov.; Dec. outlook remains ‘grim’ Dec 01, 2008

    November marked the fifth consecutive month of falling copper prices on the London Metal Exchange, with copper basis three months tumbling almost 9 percent and stockpiles climbing to their highest levels since February 2004.

  • Norilsk scales back output estimates, slates job cuts Dec 01, 2008

    MMC Norilsk Nickel will cut production both this year and next, along with costs, investments and jobs in 2009, as demand continues to suffer in the slowing global economy, the Moscow-based company said Monday.

  • China may trim, nix lead export tax Dec 01, 2008

    China is more likely to reduce or even cancel its refined lead export tax amid slumping domestic demand and weak auto sales, market sources said.

  • Alcan slices ingot, billet for Dec. Dec 01, 2008

    Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., Montreal, has cut its remelt ingot and billet prices for December. Remelt ingot is now at 92 cents a pound, down 12 cents from $1.04 a month earlier, and billet at $1.02, off 14 cents from November’s $1.16 a pound. The billet price doesn’t include a 2-cent increase due to take effect Jan. 1.

  • Alcoa exec new chairman of Europe aluminum group Dec 01, 2008

    An Alcoa Inc. executive has been elected chairman of the European Aluminium Association (EAA), Brussels.

  • Alcan slices ingot, billet for Dec. Dec 01, 2008

    Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., Montreal, has cut its remelt ingot and billet prices for December.

  • Alcoa exec new chairman of Europe aluminum group Dec 01, 2008

    An Alcoa Inc. executive has been elected chairman of the European Aluminium Association (EAA), Brussels.

  • Mitsubishi to back Copper Mountain project Dec 01, 2008

    Mitsubishi Materials Corp. plans to loan up to Canadian $28.75 million ($23.2 million) to Similco Mines Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Copper Mountain Mining Corp.

  • Zambian utility cutting power to copper mines Dec 01, 2008

    Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (Zesco) will reduce power to Zambia’s copper mines by 16 percent while it repairs a major transmission line elsewhere in the country, forcing producers to scale down operations and switch off non-essential equipment wherever possible.

  • Straits puts Tritton Mine expansion on hold Dec 01, 2008

    Straits Resources Ltd. will forgo an expansion at its Tritton copper mine and hold production at 2,200 tonnes a month, the West Perth, Australia-based company said.

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