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  • Silicon prices hold firm on Brazil supply cuts Apr 04, 2014

    Silicon metal prices have held at higher levels, with production cuts in Brazil and firm domestic demand keeping supplies tight.

  • Midwest aluminum premiums rise Apr 04, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums have reversed course and inched upward after a court ruling in the United Kingdom prevented expected reforms to London Metal Exchange warehouse policies from being implemented.

  • W.Va. OKs special power rate for Felman Apr 04, 2014

    The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized a special electricity rate plan for silicomanganese producer Felman Production LLC.

  • Zinc, lead to see ’14 supply shortfall: ILZSG Apr 03, 2014

    The global zinc and lead markets are expected to experience supply deficits in 2014, according to the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG).

  • Ormet sale of alumina approved Apr 03, 2014

    Ormet Corp. has received bankruptcy court approval to sell about 24,000 tonnes of sandy calcined metallurgical-grade alumina to Trafigura AG for nearly $6 million.

  • Royal Nickel's Dumont project takes another step forward Apr 02, 2014

    Quebec’s Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks has published the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Esia) for Royal Nickel Corp.’s Dumont project.

  • Skana weighs trade petition vs. China Apr 02, 2014

    Skana Aluminum Co. is mulling a trade complaint against imports from China following what the company characterizes as a surge of low-priced flat-rolled aluminum into the U.S. market.

  • Asarco wins clean-up case vs. Cemex Apr 02, 2014

    A federal judge has ruled that Cemex Inc. is liable for part of the cleanup costs paid by Asarco LLC to remediate arsenic contamination of the Rio Grande near El Paso, Texas.

  • Copper market to move into surplus in ’14: ICSG Apr 02, 2014

    Global refined copper output will exceed demand by 405,000 tonnes in 2014 after four consecutive years of supply deficits, according to the International Copper Study Group (ICSG).

  • Lower-cost power ‘essential’ for smelter viability: Noranda Apr 02, 2014

    Affordable power is necessary for any primary aluminum smelter to survive, Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s top executive said during a press conference April 2 at the Aluminum Association’s spring meeting in San Antonio.

  • Battle is on to grab auto market share Apr 02, 2014

    Aluminum has great growth opportunities in the automotive sector, but the light metal faces stiff competition from new high-strength steels and composites, according to one industry expert.

  • CME futures plan drawing interest: Brock Apr 02, 2014

    Aluminum Association members are closely following CME Group Inc.’s plans to launch a North American aluminum futures contract, according to association president Heidi Brock.

  • Titanium sponge imports tumble in 2013 Apr 01, 2014

    U.S. titanium sponge imports fell 40.9 percent last year but industry stocks jumped nearly as much as U.S. production.

  • Mercator Minerals losses continue in 4th qtr. Apr 01, 2014

    Mercator Minerals Ltd. reported its second consecutive quarterly loss as it restructures amid a buyout by Intergeo MMC Ltd.

  • Titanium surcharge logs first gain in two years Apr 01, 2014

    The first boost in a key titanium surcharge in two years has helped raise hopes that mill product prices might be poised to increase, although most buyers have yet to see evidence of this.

  • Canada ‘needs to increase aluminum capacity’ Apr 01, 2014

    Aluminum producers in Canada must boost capacity to serve markets in the United States and Europe ahead of a free-trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, according to the head of the Aluminium Association of Canada.

  • Aleris finalizes $110M Nichols Aluminum buy Apr 01, 2014

    Aleris International Inc. has completed its $110-million acquisition of Nichols Aluminum LLC.

  • Anfield Nickel director exits post Apr 01, 2014

    Anfield Nickel Corp.’s Robert Pirooz has resigned as corporate secretary and from the company’s board of directors, the junior minor said March 31.

  • HudBay extends Augusta offer to May 5 Mar 31, 2014

    HudBay Minerals Inc. has extended its offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Augusta Resource Corp. to May 5, it said in a statement March 31, describing Augusta’s strategic review process as a "stalling tactic" that has "failed."

  • ITC sets hearing on ferrosilicon imports Mar 31, 2014

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has scheduled a July 29 hearing as part of the final phase of its anti-dumping investigation into ferrosilicon from Russia and Venezuela.

  • Commerce rules on magnesium metal imports Mar 31, 2014

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued the preliminary results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review of imports of magnesium metal from China from April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013.

  • Aluminum billet upcharge logs gain Mar 31, 2014

    Aluminum billet upcharges have risen slightly as improving weather has led to a pickup in demand.

  • Service Center Metals cutting prices 1¢/lb. for April Mar 31, 2014

    Service Center Metals LLC (SCM) is cutting prices on all products by 1 cent per pound for all new orders, as well as orders scheduled to ship on or after April 1.

  • Copper premiums hold firm as mart seeks Comex cues Mar 28, 2014

    Delivered premiums for copper cathode remained unchanged as buyers and sellers are adopting a wait-and-see attitude over volatility in Comex copper prices.

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