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Alumina Costs Are Hurting Aluminium Smelters

Alumina Costs Are Hurting Aluminium Smelters

Even if the London Metal Exchange (LME) three-month aluminium price hit a seven-year high of US$ 2718 per tonne on April 19, primary aluminium smelters around the world had little reason to cheer. Why? Because input costs, and alumina above all, have...

Is Rio Tinto Changing Its Aluminium Strategy – Again?

After agreeing last December to sell the Dunkerque smelter in France  many have seen the move as Rio Tinto’s desire to continue to divest its non-core parts of the aluminium segment – much like BHP Billiton did – such as Pacific Aluminium division’s assets in Australia and New Zeeland, and the ISAL smelter in Iceland. […]

Why Indian Aluminium Firms Are Banking on Clusters

Leading Indian aluminium companies are turning to the cluster model to tap downstream investments and diversify aluminium applications in the country. Both state run entities National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and Vedanta Ltd, the Indian arm of London listed metals conglomerate Vedanta Resources Plc, are developing aluminium parks to offer a conducive ecosystem to players in […]