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Aluminium at the LME Week – Key Takeaways

Aluminium at the LME Week – Key Takeaways

Between October 28 and November 1st, London hosted the traditional London Metals Exchange (LME) Week gathering of analysts, brokers, traders and industry experts from all over the world to hear and exchange information on latest developments related to base metals and their...

Electric Vehicles (EVs): outlook for sales and aluminium demand

After last year’s electric vehicles (EVs) sales increase of 72% year/year, to 2.02 million, this year’s growth is expected to slow to around 3 million EVs sold, or around 50% increase y/y. But there’s an important caveat: the figure operates under the assumption that sales will recover in the second half of the year, as […]

Are Things Finally Looking Up For The Aluminium Market?

Base metals prices recovered sharply in the first half of September, after a seasonal slump in August, as investors and traders hope that easing trade tensions between U.S. and China might boost demand for metals in the remaining part of the year. However, analysts are mostly cautious, expecting a further slowdown of the global economy […]

Is Rio Tinto’s ISAL smelter a bargain or a smart investment?

At least three companies (including Swiss commodity trader Glencore and German Trimet Aluminium) have expressed interest in buying Rio Tinto’s aluminium assets in Iceland, Sweden and the Netherlands, priced at up to US$ 350 million, news agencies reported earlier this month. A source cited by Reuters mentioned that Liberty House is also interested in these […]