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Base metals growth outlook positive for Africa and S America

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Global copper and zinc production is expected to increase, owing to new mines and mine expansions in Africa and South America 
Africa will be recognised as the largest contributor to the growth of mined copper production from 2013 to 2017 in percentage terms, says research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie base metals research head Helen Matthews, who highlights Zambia...
18th April 2014
 
 
MINING INVESTMENT

Worrying technical corner-cutting needs to be nipped in bud – Mineral Corp Video Available

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Worrying technical corner-cutting was sneaking into the mining industry and needed to be nipped in the bud, The Mineral Corporation MD Frank Gregory said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online in the attached video interview, the...
17th April 2014
 
 
ALUMINIUM PRICE

US House panel to look at aluminum prices, warehousing

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A US congressman on Wednesday urged the US commodity regulator to take a tougher stance on the London Metal Exchange (LME) as it struggles to resolve a year-long controversy over inflated prices and distorted supplies of aluminium. Bob Goodlatte,...
10th April 2014
 
 
ALUMINIUM

Alcoa reports Q1 net loss, beats expectations

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NYSE-listed aluminium specialist Alcoa on Tuesday reported a net loss for the first three months of 2014 as a result of restructuring charges, lower adjusted earnings, and lower prices impacting on the bottom line. Alcoa reported a net loss of...
9th April 2014
 
 
GLOBAL MINING TRENDS

Mining majors prioritising value over volume as profits, valuations sag

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Bruised and battered, the global mining industry today is undergoing a sea change. Practices and policies that might have worked wonders in the past are not as relevant today, and new approaches to running profitable mining operations need to be...
4th April 2014
 
 
ALUMINIUM

Alcoa to upgrade Brazil rolling mill owing to rising specialty packaging demand

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US-based alumina and aluminium producer, refiner and products manufacturer Alcoa on Tuesday said that it planned a $40-million upgrade at its Itapissuma rolling mill, in Brazil, to increase its specialty foils output for aseptic and flexible...
1st April 2014
 
 
ALUMINIUM

Alcoa to shutter two Brazil smelters

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US-based alumina and aluminium producer and refiner Alcoa on Friday said that the continued challenging global market conditions in primary aluminium and increased costs had made two smelters in Brazil uncompetitive, and would therefore be closed...
28th March 2014
 
 
ALUMINA

Orbite regains some share value following ‘unusual’ sell-off

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High-purity alumina (HPA) project developer Orbite Aluminae on Thursday said it had finalised detailed contract negotiations with Outotec to supply and deliver the new calcination system for its HPA facility in Quebec. The company, which had last...
27th March 2014
 
 
 
 
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