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Balco Withdraws Case Against Coal Ministry Over Rejected Bid

Balco Withdraws Case Against Coal Ministry Over Rejected Bid

India’s Bharat Aluminium Company (Balco) withdrew a case against the Coal Ministry at the Delhi High Court last week. Balco initially filed against the ministry opposing its decision to reject its winning bid for a coal block in Chhattisgarh. Balco initially “won”...

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Hindalco Said to Soon Sell Brazilian Assets

According to sources close to the firm, India’s Hindalco Industries is planning to shed its alumina assets and bauxite mines in Brazil. The sources indicate that commodity prices are prompting the move. The sources, who spoke to Indian media on condition of anonymity, indicate that the proceeds of the sale would be used towards debt […]

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 […]

Novelis to Raise up to US$1.1 bln via Bond Issue

Rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced a bond issue yesterday intended to raise up to US$1.15 billion for refinancing debt. Novelis initially intended to use the funds to repurchase US$500 million of US$1.1 billion worth of notes due next year, but subsequently amended the offering to include the entirety of the outstanding notes. […]

Lower Material Costs and Higher Production Boost Hindalco’s Q1 2017 Numbers

Indian aluminium producer Hindalco Industries Ltd. turned in numbers for the first quarter of FY 2017 yesterday. The Aditya Birla Group subsidiary turned in substantially better bottom-line numbers in the just-ended quarter compared to last year’s Q1. The firm increased aluminium production in the quarter by seventeen percent to 308 thousand metric tons. A drop […]

Will Indian auto manufacturers shift gears to aluminium?

Aluminium use in automotive bodies is gaining traction in US and EU markets. The outlook for aluminium applications is also robust as auto Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) embrace the metal on a wider scale thanks to its inherent strengths. But are their cousins in India geared up to ride the aluminium wave? For now, aluminium […]