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How is India Affected by Turmoil in Aluminium Markets?

How is India Affected by Turmoil in Aluminium Markets?

The repercussions of the policies pursued by the Donald Trump administration on aluminium markets are too pronounced to be ignored. First, the US treasury invoked Section 232 of its Trade Expansion Act to clamp 10 per cent import duties on aluminium and...

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Aluminium vs. steel in electric vehicles – the battle goes on

Aluminium use in automobiles and light trucks marks the highest growth from all other aluminium applications, in any segment of use. Aluminium remains “the fastest growing automotive material over competing materials and is entering its most unprecedented growth phase since we’ve been tracking the shifting mix of automotive materials,” the latest survey of automakers by […]

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 […]