Nonferrous

  • Part of Buenavista Mine ordered to close Sep 02, 2014

    Part of Grupo México SAB de CV’s Buenavista copper mine in northwest Mexico has been temporarily shut down due to irregularities in compliance, according to Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa).

  • US magnesium exports, imports diverge Sep 02, 2014

    U.S. magnesium exports fell 10.8 percent in the first half of the year while magnesium imports increased 24.9 percent compared with the same period last year.

  • Ferromanganese prices up as demand returns Aug 29, 2014

    Spot prices for low- and medium-carbon ferromanganese have begun to inch up as more spot inquiries emerge following the seasonal summer slowdown.

  • Auto aluminum demand said to fuel new capacity Aug 29, 2014

    North American automotive aluminum sheet producers believe that stepped-up demand could lead to the addition of several wide hot mills in the United States over the next decade as current capacity is insufficient.

  • Supply fears seen driving zinc prices up Aug 29, 2014

    Zinc prices are expected to rise dramatically amid concerns about tightening supply, according to Scotiabank, forecasting prices will reach $1.25 per pound next year and as high as $1.70 per pound in 2016.

  • Ferrosilicon ITC ruling seen having little impact Aug 29, 2014

    Ferrosilicon market participants are not convinced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling on imports from Venezuela will lead to lower prices in the spot market.

  • Aluminum billet upcharges hold firm as demand climbs Aug 29, 2014

    Increased demand for aluminum billet could spur significant bumps in upcharges for material shipped in early fall, according to market participants.

  • NAN names Christiansen to advisory board Aug 29, 2014

    North American Nickel Inc. (NAN) has appointed Ole Christiansen to its advisory board, the miner said Aug. 28.

  • ProtoService adds system to make Ti parts Aug 28, 2014

    Italy’s ProtoService Srl has ordered a second additive manufacturing system from Sweden’s Arcam AB for the production of titanium parts.

  • Japanese brass maker files counterclaim in patent suit Aug 28, 2014

    Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. Ltd. has filed a counterclaim against brass valves maker Conbraco Industries Inc., alleging that the company is using a patent lawsuit in an effort to exhaust inventories of the products in question.

  • Ferromanganese offered by DLA Aug 28, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials is offering up to 100,000 short tons of high-carbon ferromanganese for the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years.

  • Labor Day holiday notice Aug 28, 2014

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day, and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, Sept. 2.

  • Power provider applauds Noranda rate ruling Aug 28, 2014

    The power provider for Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s smelter in New Madrid, Mo., praised a ruling that rejected the company’s request for a lower power rate.

  • Court rules against Asarco in cleanup suit Aug 27, 2014

    Copper miner Asarco LLC has lost its bid to be refunded part of a $99.3-million cleanup of environmental contamination at a site in East Helena, Mont.

  • Globe may switch capacity if silicon prices rise Aug 27, 2014

    Globe Specialty Metals Inc. will consider switching ferrosilicon capacity to silicon metal output in 2015 if prices for the latter product continue to improve.

  • Globe to restart ferrosilicon output at Siltech Aug 27, 2014

    Globe Specialty Metals Inc. aims to restart ferrosilicon production at South African subsidiary Silicon Technology Pty Ltd. (Siltech) by the end of 2014.

  • No US duties for Venezuela ferrosilicon Aug 26, 2014

    Imports of ferrosilicon from Venezuela are not injuring or threatening to injure the U.S. industry, the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled Aug. 26. As a result, no anti-dumping duties will be imposed.

  • LME wins dismissal in aluminum antitrust suit Aug 26, 2014

    A judge has dismissed the London Metal Exchange as a defendant in a U.S. antitrust lawsuit alleging manipulation of aluminum supplies to drive up prices on the grounds of sovereign immunity.

  • Aluminum prices hit 18-month high Aug 26, 2014

    Aluminum prices hit an 18-month high Aug. 26 as surging demand from key market sectors, coupled with a significant increase in July orders for manufactured durable goods, helped buoy terminal markets.

  • Sudbury Platinum finalizes Aer-Kidd deal Aug 25, 2014

    Sudbury Platinum Corp. (SPC) has closed its acquisition of a 100-percent interest in the mining rights to the Aer-Kidd nickel-copper-platinum group metals project in Ontario’s Sudbury Basin for Canadian $1.25 million ($1.14 million).

  • Alcoa to shut down smelter in Italy Aug 25, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. will permanently close its Portovesme primary aluminum smelter in Carbonia-Iglesias, Italy.

  • HudBay to merge Augusta with an indirect unit Aug 25, 2014

    HudBay Minerals Inc. has entered into an agreement to merge Augusta Resource Corp. with an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of HudBay.

  • NA Tungsten plans production upgrade Aug 25, 2014

    North American Tungsten Corp. Ltd. plans to increase throughput at its Cantung mill in the Northwest Territories by up to 25 percent after posting a marginal loss in its fiscal third quarter.

  • Carlyle Group closes buy of stake in trader Traxys Group Aug 25, 2014

    Carlyle Group LP and associated investors have completed the acquisition of a majority stake in physical metals trader and logistics company Traxys Group.

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