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Decision on Malaysia’s Bauxite Moratorium to Occur on Wednesday: Wan Junaidi

Decision on Malaysia’s Bauxite Moratorium to Occur on Wednesday: Wan Junaidi

Malaysia’s Natural Resources and Environment minister Datuk Seri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said that a decision on whether the government will once again extend the country’s moratorium on bauxite will be made public after a cabinet meeting tomorrow. Wan Junaidi...

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Major Aluminium Composite Panels Factory Opens in Dubai

Dubai’s Danube Group inaugurated the Mideast’s first aluminium composite panel (ACP) on Monday. The project is being carried out in conjunction with Alucopanel USA, a subsidiary of Alucopanel Composite Technologies LLC. The new facility produces non-combustible ACPs and related accessories. It’s located in Dubai’s Technopark and is operated by Alucopanel Middle East. It has already […]

Indian Government Considering Enacting Minimum Import Price on Aluminium

The Indian government is mulling placing a minimum import price upon aluminium in order to slow the surge of cheap aluminium flooding the country’s market. India’s Revenue Department in the Ministry of Finance is considering such action after executives from Vedanta, Nalco, Hindalco and Balco met with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley last week and pitched […]

Miners to Pay Cost for Dedicated Road in Pahang

The Kuantan government decided last week that the cost of constructing a dedicated road for transporting bauxite from Bukit Goh to the Port of Kuantan will be paid by the mining operators. Pahang’s Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob indicated that, based upon his consultation with the state’s Land and Mining Office, the road is […]

State Government to Supply Bauxite to Vedanta Refinery in Odisha

Odisha’s state government will be supplying raw material to the Vedanta alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district from the government-owned Kodingamali bauxite mines in Koraput district. At present the state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) holds the mining lease to the bauxite mines in question. “We will make arrangements for bauxite supplies to the Vedanta […]