Features

Aluminium in Indian packaging, consumer durables to gain traction on rising income, consumerism

Aluminium in Indian packaging, consumer durables to gain traction on rising income, consumerism

When you think of aluminium in India, the sectors that steal the spotlight are electricals, building & construction and defence. Packaging and consumer durables despite their enormous potential for absorbing aluminium are underplayed in the country’s aluminium consumption story. Traditionally, the country’s...

Events

Will 2017 Be the Year Aluminium Prices Reclaim Their Shine?

Oleg Deripaska, the president of Russian aluminium titan UC Rusal, addressed the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday. “Renewables are an excuse for some countries to use more coal”, he said, before arguing that “We need to implement a carbon price, let’s say tomorrow and maybe even escalate it a […]

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 […]