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Metal Prices Could Rise by Fifteen Percent: Vedanta’s Agarwal

Metal Prices Could Rise by Fifteen Percent: Vedanta’s Agarwal

Chairman of Vedanta Resources plc Anil Agarwal expressed optimism in the future of the aluminium market in an interview published earlier this week. Agarwal indicated that the country’s recent demonetization push, which has seen the government withdraw 86% of the country’s money...

Sources: Indian Government Soon to Impose MIP on Primary Aluminium

A minimum import price (MIP) on primary aluminium imported into India may soon be a reality according to sources within the Indian government. India’s state-run engineering consulting firm Metallurgical & Engineering Consultants (India) Limited (MECOM), who was commissioned by the Aluminium Association of India to study solutions for protecting the domestic aluminium industry, returned a […]

Indian Aluminium Producers Seek Relaxation of Duties on Caustic Soda

Several Indian aluminium manufacturers, including Vedanta Ltd, Hindalco Industries Ltd, and National Aluminium Co. Ltd (Nalco) have petitioned their government to exempt domestic alumina producers from the anti-dumping duties on caustic soda. Known formally as sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and informally in some regions as “lye,” caustic soda is an metallic base and alkali inorganic compound […]

Indian Aluminium Producers Forecast Double-Digit Demand Growth

India’s aluminium industry is on the rebound after a period of lower demand, according to domestic aluminium firms. Double-digit growth is on the horizon, they say, thanks to significant increases in automotive sales and industrial activity. Domestic aluminium producers also point to an increased public investment in infrastructure, reforms in the country’s power sector, and […]

Hindalco Turns In Strong Financials for Second Quarter of FY 2017

Hindalco Industries Limited reported unaudited earnings for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 on Saturday. Numbers for the firm were up, thanks in large part to a strong showing in aluminium. Hindalco’s revenues in the quarter were ₹95.62 billion, which was basically level year-on-year. PBITDA came in at ₹14.93 billion, up 39% year-on-year, and […]

Value addition can bail out debt laden Indian producers

For primary aluminium producers in India saddled with humongous debt, shifting focus to value added products is the new buzzword, and understandably so. Volatile LME prices have eroded much of the margins of top producers like Aditya Birla Group owned Hindalco and London listed metal conglomerate Vedanta’s aluminium operations in India. Between them, the two […]