Archive for January 2019

Vietnam Opens Anti-Dumping Investigation Of Certain Aluminium Products From China

Vietnam Opens Anti-Dumping Investigation Of Certain Aluminium Products From China

Yesterday the Vietnamese government announced the beginning of an anti-dumping investigation against certain value-added aluminium products imported from the People’s Republic of China. Per the announcement, the Ministry of Industry and Trade will be investigating Chinese imports of aluminium wire rods, profiles,...


Trump And Trudeau Talk Tiptoes Through Tariff Tensions

Though the subject of the Trump administration’s blanket tariffs on aluminium and steel were a subject of discussion between the two men, insiders say United States President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not reach an agreement to hold formal talks between the two governments on the matter. Meanwhile, on the record […]

Full Production At Alunorte On The Horizon: Hydro CEO Brandtzæg

The world’s biggest alumina refinery may soon return to full production, though the process by which the plant achieves it is still uncertain. According to comments made on the sidelines of an industry conference earlier this week by Norsk Hydro ASA’s CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg, the return to full operational capacity at Alumina do Norte […]

Analysts Predict Strong Year Ahead For India’s Bauxite Production

Though pressures from tightening environmental regulation and push-back from certain local tribal entities may work to slow it, analysts expect India’s bauxite sector to continue to grow by leaps and bounds in the months and years ahead. In a report released earlier this week by Fitch Ratings Inc.’s analyst branch Fitch Solutions Macro Research, the […]

Beijing Expresses Fear Over Domestic Alumina Overcapacity

Noting the significant uptick in planned alumina projects in the country, China’s government expressed concern that the domestic alumina industry may soon find itself in the midst of unsustainable overcapacity. Late last month saw The National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issue the Notice of Promoting Orderly Development […]

Endurance Technologies Acquires Fonpresmetal For €8.16 Million

Endurance Technologies Ltd, through its subsidiary Endurance Overseas Srl., Italy (EOSrl), is now the proud owner of Italian aluminium die casting firm Fonpresmetal Gap SpA (Fonpresmetal). The auto-components maker announced the €8.16-million (US$9.3 million) deal in a stock exchange disclosure earlier this week. Per the disclosure, Fonpresmetal will be re-christened Endurance Castings SpA. Its aluminium […]