Aluminum Mining News

"Catastrophic" shutdowns expected at Rusal if U.S. sanctions remain

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.

Linamar sees higher metals costs as 'opportunistic' U.S. companies hike prices

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 shuts down Nadvoitsky plant due to U.S. sanctions

Russia's Rusal is the world's largest aluminium producer outside China.

More northeast China cities cancel alumina projects amid public backlash

China alumina, aluminium output set for repeat curbs this winter.

USTR reviewing Turkey's trade preferences after tariff retaliation

Imports of jewelry, precious metals and stone products would be under the microscope.

China's Shandong province cuts steel and coal capacity in environment plan

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.

White House escalates China trade dispute to secure early breakthrough: Kemp

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 craft brewers scramble for aluminum cans

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.

A turbulent year for alumina market could get still worse

Alumina is having a turbulent year.

Japan aluminium industry worried about U.S. automobile import tariffs

U.S. tariffs on auto may hugely impact on Japanese industries.

LME to launch monthly 'implied pricing' for base metals

Starting on July 30, the LME will start providing a set of synthetic monthly prices for the six main base metals —  copper, aluminum, zinc, lead, nickel and tin.

Pain for aluminium shorts as LME gets squeezed again: Andy Home

The London Metal Exchange aluminium price has on Friday morning touched $2,021.50 per tonne.

Metal markets are preparing for a new world disorder

Donald Trump’s attempts to re-balance global trade have already sent the metals world into a tizzy and as countries respond to U.S. tariffs and sanctions, the disarray is set to increase.

Copper price takes another huge hit

Bears ignore soothing words about US-China trade war dropping copper to near 1-year low in frenzied trade.

EU warns US of boomerang effect if Trump imposes car levies

Europe warns Trump vehicle tariffs likely lead to counter-measures by its trading partners on $294 billion of US exports.

Tenaris laying off Canada workers as Trump's steel tariffs bite

Teneris will lay off 40 workers at its TenarisAlgomaTubes plant in Ontario and adjust output there because of the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Canada hits back on US tariffs; Mnuchin denies Trump wants to quit WTO

Canada struck back at the Trump administration on Friday over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, vowing to impose punitive measures on C$16.6 billion ($12.63 billion) worth of American goods until Washington relents.

US steel users challenge Trump's authority to impose tariffs in court

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday the American Institute for International Steel and two of its member companies argue that the US president’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are unconstitutional.

Trade worries aside, copper price has further to fall

"Metals markets are well supplied and weaker demand from China will prove too strong a headwind for prices," says new report.

BHP steps up efforts to sell Nickel West business in Australia — report

The world's top miner is said to have hired Goldman Sachs to assist with the sale of the Western Australia-based nickel operation.

EPA to clean up wastewater at 26 Colorado mines

The selected areas are known for presenting high levels of aluminum, cadmium, copper, iron, lead and/or zinc.

Wall Street builds immunity to trade war rhetoric

So far, Trump has taken little action beyond tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum on imports from China, the European Union and other countries.

China's Tsinghua University unit to buy aluminium firm for $3.7bn

Tianshan has annual aluminium smelting capacity of 1.4 million tonnes.

Billionaire schools teacher in NAFTA talks

How did we get here and what does this ratcheted-up trade war mean for Canada, the United States and investors?

LME says plans to launch about 15 contracts from January 2019

The exchange said in March that any launch of a new cobalt contract would not be until the end of 2018 or early 2019.