• BHP Billiton confident in US, China Nov 21, 2013

    BHP Billiton Ltd. expects continued economic recovery in the United States and growth in Asia, while the European outlook remains challenging and uncertain, chairman Jac Nasser said at the miner’s annual general meeting Nov. 21.

  • Constellium wins multiyear supply contract with Boeing Nov 21, 2013

    Aluminum products maker Constellium NV has been awarded a multiyear supply contract by aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. for the provision of advanced-generation aluminum alloy products, it said Nov. 21.

  • Century lands power deal for Sebree plant Nov 20, 2013

    Century Aluminum Co. has negotiated an energy agreement with power suppliers for its Sebree, Ky., smelter ahead of a Jan. 31 deadline.

  • First Nickel looking to expand, diversify Nov 20, 2013

    First Nickel Inc. continues to pursue "an active strategy of expansion" that could see the mining company invest in copper and other base metal projects, chief financial officer Alfred Colas told AMM.

  • Powerful storms spur power outages Nov 20, 2013

    Aluminum companies from the U.S. Midwest to the East Coast were hit by power outages resulting from powerful storms that hit the country earlier in the week.

  • Eskom declares power supply emergency Nov 20, 2013

    South African state energy group Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. has declared an emergency over its constrained power supply after the loss of additional generating units and the extensive use of emergency reserves.

  • Nyrstar mulls short-term aid for Talvivaara Nov 20, 2013

    Belgian-Swiss zinc producer Nyrstar NV said it is in discussions with Talvivaara Mining Co. and other stakeholders regarding the Finnish nickel miner’s financial position and is exploring ways to provide "operational support" to the company.

  • Ormet sales plummet, losses climb Nov 20, 2013

    Ormet Corp.’s losses have ballooned to nearly $117.6 million in the first 10 months of 2013.

  • Rio confirms Shawinigan casthouse for sale Nov 20, 2013

    Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. has confirmed it is seeking a buyer for its casthouse in Shawinigan, Quebec, which it plans to operate through the end of next year.

  • Boeing looks to grow venture with VSMPO Nov 20, 2013

    Boeing Co. is looking to expand its titanium role in Russia by building a second production plant for Ural Boeing Manufacturing (UBM), its joint venture with VSMPO-Avisma Corp.

  • Bonnell lays off six workers; expansion ‘on track’ Nov 19, 2013

    Bonnell Aluminum Inc. has laid off six workers at its Newnan, Ga., facility, according to a spokeswoman for parent company Tredegar Corp.

  • Novelis to sell NA consumer foil products unit Nov 19, 2013

    Novelis Inc. plans to sell its North American consumer foil products business to Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. for $35 million.

  • CITT finds Chinese silicon threatens to injure Nov 19, 2013

    The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) determined Nov. 19 that silicon metal imports from China threaten to cause injury to Canada’s domestic industry.

  • Felman rate plan faces stiff opposition Nov 19, 2013

    Felman Production LLC’s petition for a special electricity rate for its silicomanganese plant in New Haven, W.Va., is facing stiff opposition from energy supplier Appalachian Power (APCo) and the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC).

  • DLA offers stockpile ferrochrome Nov 19, 2013

    DLA Strategic Materials has offered up to 2.24 million pounds of low-carbon ferrochrome and 2,489 short tons of high-carbon ferrochrome for November.

  • Trafigura bids for Ormet's alumina Nov 19, 2013

    Trafigura AG has made a bid for 32,000 tonnes of alumina, on sale from bankrupt aluminum producer Ormet Corp, in direct competition with Glencore Xstrata Plc.

  • US manufacturing set to improve: economist Nov 19, 2013

    U.S. manufacturers and their metalforming, fabricating and finishing vendors will see sales rise during the first half of next year, with 2015 bringing even stronger results, an economist told participants at the Fabtech conference in Chicago.

  • Rio Tinto cuts its Constellium stake Nov 19, 2013

    Rio Tinto Plc has trimmed its stake in Constellium NV, selling about $328.4 million in shares of the aluminum products maker.

  • Boeing launches newest 777 with more than $95B in deals Nov 19, 2013

    Boeing Co. has launched the newest version of its 777 as it continues to evaluate production sites for the airliner.

  • Itochu exits Pure Nickel’s MAN Alaska project Nov 18, 2013

    Pure Nickel Inc. said Itochu Corp. has withdrawn from a five-year joint venture between the companies at the MAN Alaska mining project.

  • Rotec shut by storms, most unscathed Nov 18, 2013

    Most metal companies appear to have been spared the wrath of the severe weather that ripped through the Midwest Sunday and left at least eight people dead.

  • Aluminum centers' shipments at 17-month high Nov 18, 2013

    U.S. service centers last month recorded their strongest aluminum shipments since May last year, boosting expectations for 2014 even as some market sources questioned the sustainability of the demand uptick.

  • Cobalt smelters reluctant to use LME pricing for contracts Nov 18, 2013

    Some Chinese cobalt smelters have expressed reservations about using London Metal Exchange pricing in their long-term contracts.

  • Copper pricing to drop in 2014: Citigroup Nov 18, 2013

    Copper prices are likely to fall in 2014, pressured by rising stocks and production, as well as a strengthening U.S. dollar, Citigroup Inc. analysts said in a note Nov. 18.

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