Aluminum Mining News

Norsk Hydro not buying Rio Tinto’s aluminum plant in Iceland

The Norwegian firm, one of the world’s top producers of aluminum and alumina, said the deal faced opposition from European regulators.

Base metals drop as trade war angst spurs concern about demand

The U.S.-led trade war fans concern that the showdown will derail otherwise-strong economic growth in the world’s two largest economies.

Relief for Rusal, but aluminium's political risks remain

The United States has thrown Russian aluminium company Rusal a lifeline by loosening sanctions imposed on the company in April.

Norway's Hydro drops plan to buy Rio Tinto assets

Hydro, which is not interested in acquiring aluminium plants that use coal-fired power, was hoping the deal would be part of efforts to make its output as green as possible.

Bosnia's Aluminij calls for government help to ensure survival

Aluminij Mostar, Bosnia's sole aluminium smelter, is at risk from high alumina and electricity prices and only urgent government intervention can help it stay on line.

Aluminium pricing tensions mount as alumina surges again

What has historically been a highly efficient part of the aluminium production chain is experiencing an unprecedented degree of turmoil this year.

Russia's Rushydro says sanctions cloud prospects for joining Rusal's smelter

In April, Rushydro's board approved the move to join the project with total investments seen at around $1 billion.

Australia’s mining sector pushing for revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership: Interview

MINING.com interviewed the Minerals Council of Australia CEO.

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.

Rusal's August aluminium exports up 7 percent from July – Ifax

MOSCOW, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Russian aluminium producer Rusa , under U.S. sanctions since April, increased its aluminium exports by 7 percent in August compared to the previous month, Interfax news agency said. Rusal, the […]

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.

China's aluminium capital Binzhou plans new 'high-end' projects

The city of Binzhou is planning five new projects to support development of a high-end aluminium industry, according to a local government document.

Some warehouse firms want LME to change delivery rules, lengthen queues

Now, some warehouse firms are pushing the idea of replacing all rules with one that obliges warehouses to load out 1.5 percent of total stocks per day.

India's Anil Agarwal succeeds with Vedanta Resources buyout

Some in the industry see this move as a prelude to a potentially broader deal with bigger miner Anglo American.

Beijing summons aluminium foil makers for talks on Mexico anti-dumping probe

The move threatens to jolt China's exports of aluminium, which have been booming in recent months. Mexico "is a big market" for Chinese aluminium foil.

Trump allows targeted relief on steel, aluminum quotas -Commerce Department

South Korea, Brazil and Argentina will benefit from the measure.

Russia may buy aluminium for state stocks to support Rusal -minister

Russia has a plan to support world No.2 aluminium producer Rusal against U.S. sanctions put in place in April.

China exporting alumina again as soaring prices upend market

Contracts to export over 140,000 tonnes of alumina from China were signed in July amid a favourable price arbitrage.

US disrupts aluminium supply chain, but not where it counts

In the United States, old aluminium smelters are being brought back to life.

Australia's South32 annual profit jumps on robust manganese, alumina demand

Australia's South32 Ltd posted a 16 percent rise in its annual underlying earnings, as healthy demand for manganese and alumina helped offset tepid output at its Illawarra coal project.

Hedge funds turned record short on metals just before the rout

As U.S.-China trade tensions escalated mid-June, fast-money traders flipped to a short position in metals overall.

Granges halts plans for North America aluminium manufacturing joint venture

The venture was expected to combine Granges' and Mitsubishi Aluminum' expertise in aluminium rolling.

Mining and metals markets crater as copper price enters bear market

Investors found no solace in traditional safe haven gold with the precious metal setting a one-and-a-half year low.

China may end up inadvertent winner from Trump's aluminium tariffs: Russell

It's probably not what U.S. President Donald Trump had in mind when imposing tariffs on aluminium imports, but it looks likely that some of the big winners from the 10% import tax will be China's producers.

Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas: those injured in blast have left hospital

The blast was centered on a huge barrel-shaped piece of equipment that stores gases released during the steel production process.