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Pot outage upsets Vedanta’s aluminium smelter operations /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Vedanta Resources plc's subsidiary Vedanta Limited has made an announcement yesterday, 20th April, 2017, that it faced pot outage at its aluminium smelter and the coal handling plant was affected in another incident of fire. Both the incidents occurred earlier this week at its tw ...

Streamlining business: Alcoa to consolidate global administrative locations /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The global minerals and metal major Alcoa Corporation today announced that it plans to consolidate its worldwide administrative locations in a bid to streamline its overall business and lower costs. Alcoa said that it will close its office in New York City and shift its global h ...

South32 drops plan to buy $200m Australian coal mine /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Leading metal and coal mining company South32 announced that the company has dropped the plan to buy Peabody Energy's Metropolitan coal mine worth $200-million in Australia.  The company was not ready to make concessions in favour of Australian steelmakers.  Sou ...

Sohar Aluminium set to host the 21st Arab International Aluminium (ARABAL) Conference in Oman /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

More than 500 industry leaders and decision makers from around the world to converge in Muscat Sohar Aluminium has announced that it will host the 21st edition of the prestigious Arab International Aluminium (ARABAL) Conference and Exhibition in the Sultanate of Oman. The confer ...

Sohar Aluminium Press Release
Week in Review: Mergers and technology tie-ups mark Primary Aluminium amid volatility /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Primary aluminium industry this week was abuzz with news of big companies merging to create leading global entities, aluminium smelters signing technology partnerships with automation giants, and India showing strong aluminium demand prospects for the long-term. Here’s a r ...

Alba’s recent power outage causes 3- 5% loss of total production /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Bahrain-based global aluminium smelter Alba experienced a power station outage on Wednesday April 5, 2017. The company had faced a temporary loss of power in all five Reduction Lines for approximately 3 hours. The company has restored all power operations. Due to the power ...

CME Group plans to close CME Europe, CME Clearing Europe by year-end /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

CME Group has announced that it intends to close its London-based derivatives exchange and clearing house, CME Europe and CME Clearing Europe, by year-end 2017. During the coming months, CME Group will work closely with all market participants and regulators to ensure a smooth t ...

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Vedanta Resources completes Vedanta - Cairn merger /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Vedanta Limited and Cairn India Limited have announced that the merger of Cairn India with Vedanta has become effective from today, April 12 2017. Based on CY 2016 reported EBITDA of diversified natural resources companies globally, Vedanta is ranked #6 among the global diversif ...

Top April aluminium events to look out for /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Winter is over and the spring has slowly started putting colours in nature’s landscape. Positive trends in the global aluminium market, news of alumina and aluminium capacity cut in China and a stable US dollar have made April the perfect time to attend some of the major gl ...

India expected to start auction of commercial coal mines shortly /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The government of India may start the process of commercial coal mine auction once it receives public feedback on the discussion paper floated by the coal ministry.  These mines will not be restricted to any particular end use of the coal. The private miners will be able to ...