Christopher Clemence

Firms that Give Back – Profiles in CSR in the Aluminium Industry

Firms that Give Back – Profiles in CSR in the Aluminium Industry

These pages have featured stories about the business aspect of the global aluminium trade for quite some time now. While the dollars and cents of the trade are of obvious importance, the corporate social responsibility conducted by the firms we report on,...

Events

Parting Shot – Obama Administration Takes China’s Aluminium Overcapacity to WTO

The Obama Administration initiated a complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday over government subsidies given to aluminium producers by the People’s Republic of China. This complaint, which is the sixteenth (and likely final) such complaint against China with the trade body, alleges that Beijing has been handing out low-interest loans and energy subsidies […]

Falling Aluminium Stockpiles Could Mean Rising Prices

One of the ongoing challenges for the global aluminium market is the significant stockpiles held in warehouses around the world. Their very presence, coupled with the immutable law of supply and demand, has done serious damage to the worldwide price of the commodity for several years. However, in at least some quarters, the seemingly all […]

Aluminium Wrap – Aluminium 2016

Aluminium 2016, 11th World Trade Fair and Conference recently concluded in Düsseldorf, Germany. Also known as Aluminium Messe Dusseldorf, the biennial conference is considered the biggest and most influential aluminium fair in the world. Organized by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, the conference featured 992 exhibitors from fifty-eight countries, and was attended by almost twenty-five thousand […]

Baby Steps in China’s Long March to Rein In Overcapacity?

Inner Mongolia’s provincial government recently counseled Inner Mongolia East high-tech Materials Co., Ltd. to cease production on its greenfield one million metric tons per annum smelter project, which had only begun within the past several weeks. In its announcement of the plant’s immediate shutdown, the government stressed the idea that economic development must be conducted […]