• AMM pricing database updated Oct 31, 2012

    Due to a server disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy, the pricing database at was not fully updated between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4. Server service has since been restored and the pricing database has been updated retroactively.

  • Restructuring charges push JCI into the red Oct 31, 2012

    Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) has posted a fiscal fourth-quarter net loss of $8 million, with the company's battery recycling division still grappling with the "headwind" of higher scrap costs.

  • Zinc premiums stall as 2013 talks take over Oct 31, 2012

    Free-market spot premiums for special-high-grade (SHG) zinc and zinc alloys were unchanged Tuesday, with producers saying that most of the focus is on contracts for 2013.

  • Ambatovy starts production in 3d qtr.: Sherritt Oct 31, 2012

    Nickel and cobalt production kicked off at the Ambatovy nickel and cobalt project in Madagascar during the third quarter, according to Sherritt International Corp.’s earnings report.

  • Alcoa makes first alumina delivery to Saudi Arabia Oct 31, 2012

    Alcoa Inc. has made its first shipment of alumina to the fully integrated aluminum manufacturing operation at Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia, in the latest development of the world’s largest and lowest-cost aluminum complex.

  • Metals firms weather storm, assess damage Oct 30, 2012

    Metals companies spent Tuesday assessing the impact of former Hurricane Sandy, which left a wide swath of flooding, power outages and road and bridge closures along much of the East Coast.

  • Century Aluminum postpones earnings release Oct 30, 2012

    Century Aluminum Co. has postponed the release of its third-quarter earnings report until Nov.1 due to Hurricane Sandy’s disruption of the financial markets.

  • Century says power provider must shoulder some Ravenswood risk Oct 30, 2012

    In order to restart its idled 170,000-tonne-per-year smelter in Ravenswood, W.Va., Appalachian Power Co. customers must take risks to receive rewards, according to Century Aluminum Co.

  • Politics, not weather, key to commodities markets Oct 30, 2012

    Metals prices slid lower to start the week as Hurricane Sandy made its way up the East Coast, but this weakness appears to have less to do with the weather and more to do with politics.

  • Rambler’s flagship mine set to begin commercial output Oct 30, 2012

    Rambler Metals & Mining Plc will begin commercial-level production Thursday at its flagship Ming Mine on the Baie Verte Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador, the culmination of five months of steadily increasing operations.

  • General Moly gets additional loan for Mount Hope project Oct 30, 2012

    General Moly Inc. has signed a $125-million subordinated debt facility with Sichuan Hanlong (Group) Co. Ltd. to cover a cost overrun at its Mount Hope molybdenum project in Nevada.

  • Metals players batten down as Sandy rages Oct 29, 2012

    The metals industry appeared to be well prepared Monday for the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

  • JCI won't be A123 lender, buy offer maintained Oct 29, 2012

    Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) won’t act as a debtor-in-possession (DIP) lender for A123 Systems Inc., it said, in an effort to "avoid potential delays posed by threatened legal actions from Wanxiang Group Corp."

  • Some E. Coast ports close as hurricane passes Oct 29, 2012

    Major metal-handling ports along the East Coast began shutting down Sunday evening in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Innovation Controls product not in scope of review: ITA Oct 29, 2012

    The Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA) has found that side-mount valve controls imported by Innovation Controls Inc. are not within the scope of the existing anti-dumping and countervailing duty order on aluminum extrusions from China.

  • Ekström joins Luvata, targets growth strategies Oct 29, 2012

    Downstream copper fabricator Luvata has hired Martin Ekström as senior vice president of strategy and business development, the company said Monday.Ekström joins the company from Applied Value LLC, where was an associate partner and head of metals practice.

  • Alaska fines CCR Mining for alleged wastewater release Oct 29, 2012

    CCR Mining Co. has been assessed a $12,000 penalty by Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for alleged illegal wastewater discharges and permit violations.

  • Lead market faces off on 2013 price structure Oct 29, 2012

    Lead producers and consumers are in a standoff over the pricing structure of 2013 contracts, with producers pushing for a pricing model that incorporates production costs rather than London Metal Exchange prices.

  • Titanium to get boost from industrial mart: ATI Oct 29, 2012

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) remains optimistic for a possible recovery in one important titanium sector—the industrial market—despite a disappointing third quarter for the metal.

  • Nyrstar’s 3d-qtr. zinc conc output hits record 80,000T Oct 29, 2012

    Nyrstar NV produced a record 80,000 tonnes of zinc in concentrate during the third quarter, up 5.3 percent from the preceding three months.

  • Shanghai copper prices edge down on China demand concerns Oct 29, 2012

    Shanghai Futures Exchange copper prices fell back on Monday October 29 as investor confidence in China's economy remained weak.

  • SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc Oct 29, 2012

    Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China

  • Four elected to Aluminum Association board Oct 26, 2012

    The Aluminum Association has re-elected four members to its board of directors, while four new members were appointed to the group’s executive committee.

  • Kaiser Aluminum to invest more in automotive Oct 26, 2012

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp. is considering investing further in its automotive capacities, its top executive said.

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