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Rio Tinto pours first metal at Oman aluminium smelter Restricted

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The Sohar aluminium smelter, in Sohar, Oman, has poured its first metal and is expected to reach full production, at an initial 360 000 t/y, in December, diversified miner Rio Tinto said on Thursday.
12th June 2008
 
 
CHINA & RESOURCES

Miners should position themselves for even bigger China resources assault Video Available Restricted

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Mining companies needed to look strategically and systematically at how they could benefit from opportunities that resource-hungry China's increasing growth as global resources player presented, an expert on that country said on Tuesday....
10th June 2008
 
 
ALUMINIUM

Rio confirms SA aluminium smelter delayed to 2012 Restricted

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Aluminium producer Rio Tinto Alcan on Thursday indicated that it expected its Coega aluminium smelter to only come on line in 2012. Rio Tinto Alcan Aluminium CEO Dick Evans said that South Africa's power constraints meant that the...
29th May 2008
 
 
BHP Billiton in South Africa

Inga 3 feasibility tenders expected this year, says BHP Billiton aluminium president Restricted

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A committee established to study the feasibility of building the 4 000 MW Inga Three hydroelectric project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is expected to invite public tenders this year, BHP Billiton president aluminium Xolani Mkhwanazi...
23rd May 2008
 
 
ELECTRICITY

Rio Tinto Alcan ready to engage with ANC to seek Coega smelter solution Restricted

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World number-one aluminium producer Rio Tinto Alcan said on Monday that the task team looking into the timing of its planned aluminium smelter at Coega was making good progress, and that the firm still viewed South Africa as a “good place to...
12th May 2008
 
 
M&A

Rusal buys 25% stake in Norilsk Restricted

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Aluminium giant Rusal has completed the acquisition of a 25% stake, plus on share, in the world's biggest producer of nickel and palladium, Norilsk Nickel.
24th April 2008
 
 
PEOPLE

Vale names Tito Martins to head nonferrous minerals, energy units Restricted

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Brazilian mining and logistics group Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) has appointed Tito Martins as executive director of nonferrous minerals and energy, and Demian Fiocca as executive director for management and sustainability, the company said...
23rd April 2008
 
 
BANKING FALLOUT

BHP Billiton cancels business with Standard Bank after 'misplaced' comments Restricted

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Both mining giant BHP Billiton and South African banking group Standard Bank were on Friday tight-lipped over the name of a senior bank executive who made remarks that led to the diversified miner taking its business away from the firm. This came...
28th March 2008
 
 
 
 
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