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  • Alliance Magnesium plans pilot operation in Quebec Mar 04, 2014

    Alliance Magnesium Inc. plans to build a pilot magnesium plant in Asbestos, Quebec, as it looks to make "clean magnesium" for the transportation sector.

  • AK-Novelis suit accents steel vs. aluminum fight Mar 03, 2014

    A lawsuit filed by AK Steel Corp. against Novelis Corp. and a former employee highlights the ongoing fight between steel and aluminum interests for market share in the automotive industry.

  • Aluminum prices fall on Ukraine jitters Mar 03, 2014

    The immediate impact of the movement of Russian troops into Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula may be investor risk aversion and a strong U.S. dollar, driving down aluminum prices, market sources said.

  • Titanium still facing competitive pressure: RTI Mar 03, 2014

    Competitive pressure is continuing in the titanium spot market, the top executive of RTI International Metals Inc. acknowledged.

  • Copper North appoints Meade chief exec Mar 03, 2014

    Copper North Mining Corp. has appointed Harlan Meade president and chief executive officer.

  • Commerce rescinds review of brass imports from Japan Mar 03, 2014

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has rescinded its anti-dumping duty administrative review of imports of brass sheet and strip from Japan from Aug. 1, 2012, to July 31, 2013.

  • Rio Tinto Alcan in transport extrusions deal Feb 28, 2014

    Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have signed a five-year deal to develop aluminum extrusions for the ground transportation sector.

  • Rio Tinto Alcan trims staff in Cleveland Feb 28, 2014

    Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. has “let go” of five employees at its Cleveland sales office as it adjusts to having less production capacity in North America, a company spokeswoman said.

  • Clarification: LME vows to fix problems with Nasaac Feb 28, 2014

    A Feb. 26 article implied that London Metal Exchange head of education and marketing Catherine Markey’s statement that the "LME has come to the realization that it has to do something" was referring to a new premium contract. Markey was actually referring to the LME’s new warehouse load-out rules.

  • RNC delays Dumont commissioning again Feb 28, 2014

    Royal Nickel Corp. (RNC) has reiterated its goal of securing permits and financing for its Dumont nickel project in Quebec by the end of this year, although the project’s expected commissioning date has been pushed back again to the second half of 2016.

  • Steel faces challenges in auto: Shiloh chief Feb 28, 2014

    Despite a push by the steel industry toward making lighterweight components for the automotive market, steel manufacturers have their "work cut out for them," especially as aluminum applications continue to capture additional market share, Ramzi Y. Hermiz said.

  • Fed agrees to extend study of banks’ role Feb 28, 2014

    The U.S. Federal Reserve Board has extended its consultation on the role of banks in physical commodity activities by 30 days at the request of the American Bankers Association (ABA). Comments are now due April 16.

  • VanadiumCorp names director Feb 28, 2014

    VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. has added former BHP Billiton Plc executive Tom Peregoodoff to its board of directors.

  • Ferromanganese gets lift from demand Feb 28, 2014

    Medium-carbon ferromanganese spot prices have surged due to renewed consumer demand, with suppliers confident of further price increases in the coming weeks.

  • Felman rate request decision ‘closer’: PSC Feb 28, 2014

    The Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia is "closer" to a decision on Felman Production LLC’s request for a special electricity rate, although the agency said it is "still a work in progress."

  • High-volume tender lifts SiMn pricing Feb 28, 2014

    Silicomanganese spot prices have inched up further, with a high-tonnage request for quote reportedly driving the market.

  • RTI halts its titanium price reporting Feb 28, 2014

    The U.S. titanium data pool took yet another hit this week as RTI International Metals Inc. stopped reporting prices, completing a process that has now spread to the three major domestic producers.

  • Beck Aluminum facing OSHA penalties Feb 27, 2014

    Beck Aluminum Alloys Ltd. faces $77,472 in penalties after a worker was exposed to chlorine gas while doing maintenance at the company’s plant in Racine, Wis

  • Health-care law dents RTI’s earnings Feb 27, 2014

    RTI International Metals Inc. logged a net loss in the fourth quarter, due in part to uncertainty over the impact of new U.S. federal health-care regulations on the medical device business.

  • HudBay sees uncertainty in Augusta’s project Feb 27, 2014

    HudBay Minerals Inc. has hit back at claims from takeover target Augusta Resource Corp. that its unsolicited bid is "grossly inadequate."

  • Iluka looking to boost rutile market Feb 27, 2014

    Titanium feedstock producer Iluka Resources Ltd. is looking for a relatively small investment in a British venture to eventually help boost a currently slumping global market for rutile.

  • Midwest aluminum premiums drop Feb 26, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums have fallen again as market sources disagree on whether warmer temperatures might bring improved demand.

  • Former investors sue Thompson Creek Feb 26, 2014

    Two former Thompson Creek Metals Co. Inc. investors are suing the company and certain executives for allegedly knowingly distributing "false and misleading" information that distorted the company’s financial position, resulting in the investors suffering significant losses.

  • LME vows to fix problems with Nasaac Feb 26, 2014

    The LME is committed to analyzing and addressing the drivers behind "queue-related" premiums, which are affecting the supply of Nasaac material, an LME representative said at the Nadca's Executive Conference.

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