BAUXITE Mining News

Brazil lawmakers slam Norsk Hydro, regulators for Alunorte leak

A congressional commission assembled to look into the incident blamed both the company and regulators, and called for civil and criminal investigations to continue.

Australia state to roll out new mine rehabilitation rules

Queensland state is set to unveil proposed resource regulations that will require miners to pay into an "insurance fund" for the remediation of old mines.

Zinc market tightness confounds bearish expectations

"Screamingly bullish" is how analysts at Citi described the Shanghai Zinc market earlier this month.

Alumina wake-up call for the aluminium supply chain

No one will be taking alumina for granted any more.

Norsk Hydro to resume Brazil's Alunorte output at half capacity

Norsk Hydro said on Tuesday it has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart operations at half capacity at its Alunorte alumina refinery.

Norsk Hydro to resume Brazil's Alunorte output at half capacity

Norsk Hydro has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart half the capacity of its Alunorte, the world's largest alumina refinery.

Guinea's bauxite boom upending rural communities

Mining companies are upending rural communities and undermining air and water quality while government authorities fail to rein in abuses.

Billions of British investment pounds predicted to enter Kazakhstan market

Kazakhstan is an “overlooked powerhouse” and one of the world’s next big investment destinations was the message delivered.

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.

Brazil's Vale shareholders near deal to pay Eletron $692m

Two major shareholders of Brazilian mining company Vale SA are likely to reach an agreement on Wednesday to pay 2.82 billion reais ($692 million) to Eletron to settle a dispute over Vale shares.

US disrupts aluminium supply chain, but not where it counts

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

Global bauxite production to grow: Fitch

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.

More northeast China cities cancel alumina projects amid public backlash

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

Indonesia extends Freeport operating permit for Grasberg

Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.

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.

Thyssenkrupp seals landmark steel venture with Tata Steel

Thyssenkrupp's supervisory board on Friday gave the green light for a steel joint venture with Tata Steel, paving the way for the European steel sector's biggest shake-up in more than a decade.

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.

Rusal starts shipping bauxite from Guinea's Dian-Dian mine

Rusal commissions bauxite mine at Dian Dian.

Ivorian miner seeks $375m bauxite venture with Sumitomo

Neighboring Guinea is now China’s largest supplier of bauxite after overtaking Australia in 2017.

Rio Tinto about to offload stake in Grasberg mine for $3.5 billion

Company confirmed is in talks to sell its stake in the world’s second largest copper mine to Indonesia’s Inalum.

US confirms list of 35 key minerals, targets domestic supply boost

Uranium and key rechargeable battery metals lithium and cobalt are on a final list of 35 critical minerals that the US deems essential to national security.

Strike shuts off 1.2 mln T bauxite output at Guinea SMB mine

The company had already lost between one million to 1.2 million tonnes of scheduled bauxite production because of the strike.

Votorantim swings to profit on higher metal prices

Votorantim said profit was also boosted by sales growth in its aluminum and cement businesses.

Guinea gives preliminary go-ahead for new bauxite project

Guinea is Africa's top bauxite producer and output more than doubled last year to about 50 million tonnes.

US sanctions on Rusal shatter aluminium's supply chain: Andy Home

By extending the sanctions deadline to Oct. 23, 2018, the Treasury Department has given Rusal and the aluminium market some much needed breathing space.