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China, India go slow with coal power expansion; renewables to take centre stage /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Asian countries are going slow with their coal-based power project expansion plans. A recent report titled 'Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking the Global Coal Plant Pipeline' says Asian super powers China and India have frozen 68 GW of coal power plant construction at over 100 site ...

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23/Mar/2017
Shandong Qixing Group to suspend alumina & aluminium operations on huge debt /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Shandong Qixing Group Co., Ltd, an aluminium producer in China has suspended operations of its 130,000tpy aluminium smelter and is planning to halt operations at its 500,000 tpy alumina refinery due to heavy debt burden, as reported by Aladdiny, a Chinese information provider. ...

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23/Mar/2017
Trump assures executive actions to revive coal mining in the US /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

President Donald Trump said on Monday, March 20 that he was preparing new executive actions to save coal mining in the U.S. and put miners back to work. "As we speak we are preparing new executive actions to save our coal industry and to save our wonderful coal miners from con ...

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22/Mar/2017
Aluminum Association, Aluminium Association of Canada and European Aluminium release joint letter /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Aluminum Association has released a joint letter along with the Aluminium Association of Canada and European Aluminium prior to the upcoming G-20 summit requesting the formation of a Global Forum to address global aluminium overcapacity. At the upcoming G-20 Hamburg Summit in ...

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18/Mar/2017
Nalco hopes to return to profits in Aluminium by FY19 end after production starts at Utkal D coal block /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Indian Navaratna public sector enterprise National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) is eyeing return to profitability from its Aluminium business towards the end of fiscal year 2018-19 after the commencement of coal production at its captive Utkal D coal block. The starting of c ...

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17/Mar/2017
EGA to test spent pot lining in cement industries /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), one of the world’s five largest primary aluminium producers, have decided to test the use of a by-product of aluminium smelting in Arkan’s cement plant in Al Ain. The company intends to re-use all its spent pot lining in the UAE. Ab ...

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14/Mar/2017
Bell Bay Aluminium concerns over increase gas prices /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Bell Bay Aluminium, located in Tasmania, Australia, has raised concerns over increased and uncompetitive gas prices due to hiked in Australian exports and restrictions on exploration. The company consumes substantial amount of Tasmanian gas. Bell Bay Aluminium smelter pro ...

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13/Mar/2017
Week in Review: Major headlines from the primary aluminium sector /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The week has seen a few major happenings in the primary aluminium industry. Hindalco has created stir in Indian market by launching QIP. Hindalco's first share sale through QIP generates 3X demand India's first ever metal industry share sale through qualified institutional plac ...

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11/Mar/2017
March aluminium events to look out for /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The winter is slowly over and brighter days are ahead. The aluminium industry has experienced some of the brightest days in the month of February till the first week of March. LME aluminium closed at $ 1,934 per ton on March 1 Wednesday, the highest in 2017 till date and 35% high ...

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10/Mar/2017
Week in Review: A summary update on global primary aluminium industry /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

AlCircle presents a weekly recap to get you up-to-date with the global primary aluminium industry’s headlines. We have seen many companies announcing their Q4 and yearly results and sharing their outlook on the coming quarters. Let’s catch up with the following top st ...

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05/Mar/2017