Nonferrous

  • JCI defends copper pipe imports as ‘superior quality’ Oct 29, 2009

    The quality of cast and roll seamless refined copper tube and pipe imported from China is superior to domestic product, Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) has told the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

  • Nyrstar forecasts zinc recovery Oct 29, 2009

    The zinc market is showing signs of recovery, driven by rising demand from the steel industry in China and, more recently, Europe and the United States, according to Belgium’s Nyrstar NV.

  • Vale feels impact of Canadian strike Oct 29, 2009

    The United Steelworkers union has seized on strong quarterly results by Brazilian miner Vale, as well as the company’s prediction that the recession is coming to an end, to push for the company to return to negotiations with striking workers at its Canadian operations.

  • Jefferies launches industrial metal equity ETF Oct 29, 2009

    Jefferies & Co. Inc. has launched an industrial metal exchange-traded fund (ETF) that it said will give investors low-cost exposure to stocks of global metal producers.

  • Alcoa seeks $500M in suit vs. Luminant Oct 29, 2009

    Alcoa Inc. is seeking $500 million in damages and the return of a Texas coal mine from power provider Luminant Generation Co. LLC in a lawsuit over electricity supply at its now-idled 270,000-tonne-per-year Rockdale aluminum smelter.

  • Vale feels impact of Canadian strike Oct 29, 2009

    The United Steelworkers union has seized on strong quarterly results by Brazilian miner Vale, as well as the company’s prediction that the recession is coming to an end, to push for the company to return to negotiations with striking workers at its Canadian operations.

  • Alcoa seeks $500M in suit vs. Luminant Oct 29, 2009

    Alcoa Inc. is seeking $500 million in damages and the return of a Texas coal mine from power provider Luminant Generation Co. LLC in a lawsuit over electricity supply at Alcoa’s now-idled 270,000-tonne-per-year Rockdale aluminum smelter.

  • Jefferies launches industrial metal equity ETF Oct 29, 2009

    Investment banking group Jefferies & Co. Inc. has launched an industrial metal exchange-traded fund (ETF) that it said will give investors low-cost exposure to stocks of global metal producers.

  • CME logs lower metal trading volumes Oct 29, 2009

    CME Group Inc., owner of the New York Mercantile Exchange, reported a 24.2-percent drop in metal contract volumes in the third quarter.

  • JCI defends copper pipe from China as ‘superior quality’ Oct 29, 2009

    The quality of cast and roll seamless refined copper tube and pipe imported from China is superior to domestic product, Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) has told the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

  • Vale’s net falls 65.2 in 3d qtr. Oct 28, 2009

    Vale saw its third-quarter net earnings drop 65.2 percent from the previous year, but did see its profitability improve over the second quarter, the Brazilian miner said Wednesday.

  • Noranda profitable as output climbs Oct 28, 2009

    Nine months after a brutal ice storm knocked out three-quarters of its sole smelting operation, Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. is inching back toward full production at its New Madrid, Mo., primary aluminum facility.

  • Noranda turns profitable as output climbs Oct 28, 2009

    Nine months after a brutal ice storm knocked out three-quarters of its sole smelting operation, Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. is inching back toward full production at its New Madrid, Mo., primary aluminum facility.

  • Kaiser Aluminum logs $23M net in 3d qtr. Oct 28, 2009

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp. posted net income of $23 million in the third quarter, in contrast to a $22-million net loss in the same period last year, on net sales that fell 31.7 percent to $252 million.

  • Sherritt 3d-qtr. net dips on lower prices Oct 28, 2009

    Sherritt International Corp.’s net income dropped 58 percent in the third quarter due largely to lower average realized prices for nickel, cobalt, coal and oil, the Canadian diversified miner said Wednesday.

  • Supply, demand pressures push up nickel premiums Oct 28, 2009

    Spot nickel premiums are climbing as mid-term demand conditions brighten a little and the strike at Vale Inco Ltd.’s Sudbury, Ontario, operations continues to constrict North American supply, market observers said.

  • Aluminum price rally may drive Century to restart Ravenswood Oct 28, 2009

    If the aluminum market continues its pricing rally, Century Aluminum Co. could be in a position to restart output at its 170,000-tonne-per-year Ravenswood, W.Va., smelter, which has sat idle since February.

  • Aluminum price rally may drive Century to restart Ravenswood smelter Oct 28, 2009

    If the aluminum market continues its pricing rally, Century Aluminum Co. could be in a position to restart output at its 170,000-tonne-per-year Ravenswood, W.Va., smelter, which has sat idle since February.

  • Sherritt 3d-qtr. net dips on lower prices Oct 28, 2009

    Sherritt International Corp.’s net income dropped 58 percent in the third quarter due largely to lower average realized prices for nickel, cobalt, coal and oil, the Canadian diversified miner said Wednesday.

  • Supply, demand pressures push up nickel premiums Oct 28, 2009

    Spot nickel premiums are climbing as mid-term demand conditions brighten a little and the strike at Vale Inco Ltd.’s Sudbury, Ontario, operations continues to constrict North American supply, market observers said.

  • N.H. foundry fined $254,000 for alleged safety violations Oct 28, 2009

    Franklin Non-Ferrous Foundry Inc., a brass-bronze-aluminum castings foundry in New Hampshire, has been fined $254,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for alleged lead hazards.

  • Penin, Noble reach settlement; criminal trial continues Oct 28, 2009

    Noble Resources SA has settled its civil suit against Marcos Penin, 38, after the rogue trader admitted his part in a $38-million fraud at the trading house while he was an aluminum trader there.

  • Asarco posts September profit of $10.7M Oct 28, 2009

    As the battle for control of Asarco LLC rages on, the bankrupt U.S. copper miner continues to turn a profit.

  • Chinese target 450,000T/year copper concentrate from Afghan mine Oct 28, 2009

    Jiangxi Copper Co. Ltd. will jointly produce along with China Metallurgical Group Corp. (MCC) 450,000 tonnes of copper concentrate per year during the first stage of an Afghan copper mine scheduled to be commissioned by 2011.

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