Alcoa Mining News

HKEX's mainland China commodity trade platform launches

The first spot transaction sees 3,000 tonnes of alumina change hands at $437.23 a tonne.

Alcoa to close two Spanish aluminium plants with job losses

The Aviles and La Coruna plants were two of the least productive due to intrinsic structural problems such as inefficient technology and high fixed costs.

Alumina wake-up call for the aluminium supply chain

No one will be taking alumina for granted any more.

Union says reached wage deal with Alcoa Australia, will end strike

The strike added to recent supply pressure on bauxite and alumina, key raw materials for aluminium production.

Union says meeting with Alcoa again over strike at Australian aluminium project

The union at Alcoa's aluminium operations said it was meeting with the company again on Wednesday to try to resolve a strike that has lasted more than six weeks.

Workers extend strike at Alcoa's alumina operations in Western Australia

Around 1,500 staff at three alumina refineries and two bauxite mines walked out on Aug. 8 over a new workplace agreement they say does not offer sufficient job security.

Chinese aluminum gushes onto world markets on Rusal supply fears

Aluminum prices jumped in April after the U.S. announced sanctions on Rusal, the top supplier outside of China.

Western Australia union says it sees Alcoa alumina output hit by strike

A vote by the striking workers on whether to accept a new workplace agreement is due to close on Thursday, with the union anticipating a strong "no" vote.

Alcoa braces for alumina strike vote in Western Australia

A vote by striking workers at Alcoa’s (AA.N) giant west Australian operations will close on Thursday, with the union anticipating a strong “no” vote.

Canada / U.S. big players announce world’s first carbon-free aluminum smelting process

Alcoa and Rio Tinto announced the launching of Elysis, a joint venture company whose goal is to push towards commercial production a newly discovered, carbon-free aluminum smelting process.

Alcoa ready to resume labor talks for Canada aluminum smelter

The smelter, which produces some 430,000 metric tonnes of aluminum annually, has been operating at reduced capacity by non-union workers since Jan. 11.

BHP takes top spot in brand value ranking

Glencore drops 11% in brand value after various allegations against it in the Paradise Papers.

Union at Alcoa Canada aluminum smelter backs strike mandate

Collective agreement for 1,030 unionized workers expires 11:59 EST Wednesday, after workers can legally strike and Alcoa will have right to lock them out.

Australian Mines creates COO role to advance cobalt-scandium-nickel projects

The move is aimed at advancing the Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in Queensland

Moody's puts 175 energy and mining firms on review as low prices bite

Top miners BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale and Anglo American are among the firms at risk of rating downgrade.

Alcoa splits company to emphasize technology business

The mining side will keep the Alcoa name.

Rio Tinto, Alcoa step aside for Australia’s largest national park

They'll hand back more than 175,000 hectares of prime conservation land they have held since 1971 to West Australia, ditching plans to build a bauxite mine and an alumina refinery in the area.

Aluminum prices follow gold’s steps, down to four-year low

Market struggling with oversupply.

Aluminum giant Alcoa struggles with power for its three smelters in Canada

About 3,300 people would lose their jobs.

Alcoa opens Q4 earnings season on a positive note

Company expects aluminum demand to increase 7% this year

Alcoa's results lead markets down

US and Canadian markets dipped on Wednesday as earnings season began with Alcoa (NYSE:AA), the world's leading producer of aluminum, forecasting slower demand for the metal.

What Alcoa’s earnings mean for the stock market

Question: If Alcoa misses Tuesday's Wall Street’s profit target is that a troubling sign for the rest of corporate America and the stock market, which has yet to take a haircut despite declining profit expectations for the third quarter?

Brazil's aluminum output went up 3.7% in March

Brazil's aluminum output in March went up 3.7% to 125,000 tonnes, according to the national aluminum association, Abal.

Alcoa to curtail refining capacity

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that the Company will reduce its annual alumina production capacity by approximately 390,000 metric tons to align production with smelter curtailments Alcoa announced earlier this year and to reflect prevailing market conditions.

Alcoa shares rise on $1bn Airbus deal

U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa Inc (AA.N: Quote) said on Friday it won a multiyear contract worth about $1 billion to supply its new, lighter aluminum-based alloys for Airbus commercial aircraft. The news sent Alcoa stock up almost 1.8 percent to $15.55 in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange on a day when the broader market fell. Later in the morning, the shares were up 8 cents to $15.36. Image of an Airbus aircraft, operated by DHL, by Wikimedia Commons