The city of Binzhou is planning five new projects to support development of a high-end aluminium industry, according to a local government document.
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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.
Some in the industry see this move as a prelude to a potentially broader deal with bigger miner Anglo American.
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.
South Korea, Brazil and Argentina will benefit from the measure.
Russia has a plan to support world No.2 aluminium producer Rusal against U.S. sanctions put in place in April.
Contracts to export over 140,000 tonnes of alumina from China were signed in July amid a favourable price arbitrage.
In the United States, old aluminium smelters are being brought back to life.
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.
As U.S.-China trade tensions escalated mid-June, fast-money traders flipped to a short position in metals overall.
The venture was expected to combine Granges' and Mitsubishi Aluminum' expertise in aluminium rolling.
Investors found no solace in traditional safe haven gold with the precious metal setting a one-and-a-half year low.
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.
The blast was centered on a huge barrel-shaped piece of equipment that stores gases released during the steel production process.
The Brazilian steelmaker is also seeking to close a streaming deal next week with a Canadian bank for its mining output in coming years.
Trump's move sendsReut Turkey's lira currency deeper into tailspin
Fitch Solutions Macro Research states that bauxite production growth will remain high over the coming years, as new projects come online in Australia, Indonesia expands exports, India’s production ramps up, and existing projects in Guinea drive growth.
Under the terms of the sanctions, imposed in April in response to Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, U.S. customers must wind down business with Rusal by Oct. 23.
The U.S. Commerce Department said it was investigating recent steel price hikes to determine whether some market participants were "illegitimately profiteering" from 25 percent tariffs introduced by Trump on steel imports.
Russia's Rusal is the world's largest aluminium producer outside China.
China alumina, aluminium output set for repeat curbs this winter.
Imports of jewelry, precious metals and stone products would be under the microscope.
Shandong's Environmental Protection Bureau said it would cut pig iron production capacity by 600,000 tonnes and crude steel by 3.55 million tonnes by the end of this year.
Trump has reportedly rejected a plan to levy tariffs of 10 percent on an additional $200 billion of imports from China and ordered aides to prepare a proposal for tariffs at the higher rate of 25 percent.
Canadian microbreweries are facing a shortage of cans and higher costs, forcing some to cut beer production after the country imposed retaliatory import duties on U.S. aluminum imports in the busy summer season.