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Euro Zone Manufacturing Index Hits Five-Year High

Euro Zone Manufacturing Index Hits Five-Year High

IHS Markit’s final 2016 manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index for the Euro Zone showed a strong ending for the year, coming in at a 54.9. The index agreed with a previous flash estimate, and was good for the highest such number since the...

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No threat of closure for South East Europe’s smelters in near future

Latest on SEE primary aluminium industry In the Balkan region, there are currently five operational smelters producing some 610,000 tonnes of primary aluminium a year, with total capacity of 672,000 tonnes/year. However, production has decreased by over 180,000 tonnes in 2015, compared to 2006. Today, there are just over 6000 workers employed compared to over […]

Lochaber Plant to Produce Aluminium Auto Parts

According to local media, the new owners of western Scotland’s Lochaber smelter intend to use it to produce aluminium automotive parts. Aberdeen newspaper The Press and Journal reported yesterday that Liberty House Group intends to convert the Alcan plant into producing aluminium alloys and hubcaps for sale to the automotive industry. Liberty House will complete […]

Norsk Hydro Names Silvio Porto EVP of Bauxite and Alumina

Norsk Hydro announced yesterday that Silvio Porto has been appointed the new Executive Vice President Bauxite and Alumina and has been added as a member of Hydro’s Corporate Management Board. The nomination took effect yesterday as well. Porto, who is a native of Belém, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Pará, […]

Gränges Garners Award for Investor Relations

Sweden’s Gränges AB announced yesterday that it was declared the best Mid Cap Company in Stockholm independent analysis and consultancy company Regi’s annual ranking of publically-traded firms’ investor relation activities. According to the press release, among the twenty criteria used by Regi to make the determination included annual reports, websites, personal relationships, and trust held […]

Aluminium Wrap – Aluminium 2016

Aluminium 2016, 11th World Trade Fair and Conference recently concluded in Düsseldorf, Germany. Also known as Aluminium Messe Dusseldorf, the biennial conference is considered the biggest and most influential aluminium fair in the world. Organized by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, the conference featured 992 exhibitors from fifty-eight countries, and was attended by almost twenty-five thousand […]