Nonferrous

  • Korea Zinc output slows as Glencore shifts concentrates Oct 03, 2013

    Korea Zinc Co. Ltd. is underperforming against production targets for zinc, lead, silver and indium due to seasonal power issues and a sustained shortfall in concentrates from South America, industry observers told AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin.

  • Attala Steel opens galvanizing facility Oct 03, 2013

    Attala Steel Industries LLC has opened a $5-million steel galvanizing plant to complement its steel mill and fabrication facility in Kosciusko, Miss.

  • Commerce sets anti-dumping duties on silicon metal Oct 03, 2013

    In the final results of an expedited sunset review of an anti-dumping duty order on silicon metal from Russia, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has assessed margins of 61.61 percent for ZAO Kremny and Sual-Kremny-Ural Ltd., 87.08 percent for Bratsk Aluminum Smelter and Rual Trade Ltd. and 79.42 percent for all other Russian producers.

  • Indonesia export ban poses risks for metals Oct 03, 2013

    Indonesia’s 2014 mineral export ban is a big risk for copper but even more so for nickel, Barclays Capital Plc commodities analyst Gayle Berry said Oct. 3.

  • Vale eyes 500,000T/year copper production Oct 03, 2013

    Vale SA will focus on keeping copper output above 500,000 tonnes per year for the next 10 years following dramatic growth in Brazil over the past decade, the company’s business development director said Oct. 3.

  • UC Rusal appoints division head Oct 03, 2013

    United Co. Rusal has appointed Evgeny Nikitin as director of its Aluminium Division East, replacing Vladimir Polin, whose contract has expired, the company said Oct. 3.

  • Brazil aluminum use to rise: Abal Oct 03, 2013

    Consumption of aluminum products in Brazil will grow 4.1 percent year on year in 2013 to 1.48 million tonnes, beating previous growth estimates of 3.7 percent, according to Brazilian aluminum association Abal.

  • UC Rusal names finance chief Oct 03, 2013

    Alexandra Buriko has been appointed chief financial officer of United Co. Rusal, replacing Evgeny Kornilov, the company said Oct. 1.

  • Dundee acquires American Vanadium stake Oct 03, 2013

    Dundee Corp. has acquired a stake in American Vanadium Corp. for Canadian $3 million ($2.9 million) in a private placement.

  • Ormet wins partial relief on power rate Oct 02, 2013

    Ormet Corp.’s future wasn’t immediately clear after the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) granted the bankrupt aluminum producer a fixed rate for power but denied its request to buy electricity on the open market.

  • RathGibson adds titanium tubing products to lineup Oct 02, 2013

    RathGibson LLC has added titanium tubing for the industrial market to its product line.

  • Titanium surcharge drops at a faster pace Oct 02, 2013

    A key titanium surcharge fell at a fast rate in the fourth quarter after easing slightly for the previous three months.

  • LME ex-chief Abbott, others net $31.7M in sale to HKEx Oct 01, 2013

    Former London Metal Exchange chief executive officer Martin Abbott and other members of staff collected £19.6 million ($31.7 million) from the sale of the bourse to Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. (HKEx), LME Holdings Ltd. said in documents filed with Companies House.

  • RTI acquires Osborn Steel Extrusions Oct 01, 2013

    Specialty metals producer RTI International Metals Inc. has acquired the Osborn Steel Extrusions division of Bradford, England-based Osborn Metals Ltd. for about $15 million in cash.

  • ITA duty review requests due by Oct. 31 Oct 01, 2013

    The Commerce Department ’s International Trade Administration (ITA) said interested parties can request administrative reviews no later than Oct. 31 on anti-dumping duty orders on imports of electrolytic manganese dioxide from Australia and China, carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova and Ukraine, helical spring lock washers from China and steel wire garment hangers from China from Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2013.

  • ITA reviewing various anti-dumping duty orders Oct 01, 2013

    The Commerce Department ’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of anti-dumping duty orders on imports of certain small-diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Germany, brass sheet and strip from Japan, light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Mexico and certain steel nails from China from Aug. 1, 2012, to July 31, 2013, and large power transformers from South Korea from Feb. 16, 2012, to July 31, 2013.

  • Silicomanganese import duties to stay in place Oct 01, 2013

    Anti-dumping duty orders on imports of silicomanganese from India, Kazakhstan and Venezuela will continue following a determination by the Commerce Department ’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and the U.S. International Trade Commission that revocation would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to U.S. industry.

  • DLA suspends sales for October Oct 01, 2013

    DLA Strategic Materials has suspended sales for the month of October as it rolls out a new Web-based sales system.

  • Premo takes helm at Avanti Mining Oct 01, 2013

    Avanti Mining Inc. has named Mark Premo president and chief executive officer, taking over from Craig Nelsen effective Oct. 1.

  • Noble Group hires Hobbs Oct 01, 2013

    Duncan Hobbs has joined trading company Noble Group Ltd., AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin understands.

  • AMM analysis: The return of Mick Davis Oct 01, 2013

    Former Xstrata Plc chief executive officer Michael "Mick" Davis is back.

  • Nyrstar signs four-year zinc marketing deal Oct 01, 2013

    Nyrstar NV has entered into a four-year marketing agreement to supply Noble Group Ltd. with 200,000 tonnes per year of special-high-grade and continuous galvanizing zinc produced by its European smelters beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

  • First Nickel, Glencore adjust Lockerby ore purchase deal Oct 01, 2013

    First Nickel Inc. has amended its ore processing agreement with Glencore Canada Corp., allowing the company to sell ore from its Lockerby Mine in Ontario to other processors with Glencore Canada’s consent.

  • Copper Fox swings to black in fiscal 3d qtr. Sep 30, 2013

    Copper Fox Metals Inc. posted its first positive quarter since 2009 after receiving Canadian $3.89 million ($3.78 million) from the reversal of a deferred tax liability, the company said Sept. 27.

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