0 COMMENTSThe aluminium branch of diversified miner Rio Tinto, Rio Tinto Alcan, has sold its 50% stake in the Alcan Ningxia aluminium joint-venture (JV) in China for $125-million. The miner announced on Monday that it had sold its stake in the 160 000 t/y...
26th January 2009
0 COMMENTSThe Ontario Securities Commission has set aside a decision by the TSX and ordered Canadian base-metals miner HudBay Minerals to hold a shareholders' vote on its plans to buy Lundin Mining.
23rd January 2009
0 COMMENTSDiversified miner Rio Tinto will reduce aluminium production from its Alcan unit by another 6% and cut about 1 100 jobs, in a move to conserve cash in light of falling prices and demand. “Our goal is to align production with customer demand and...
20th January 2009
0 COMMENTSDiversified mining giant Rio Tinto on Thursday stated that aluminium producer Anglesey Aluminium Metal, in which it has a 51% stake, would be ending smelting operations at the end of September, when its current power contract expired. Wales-based...
15th January 2009
0 COMMENTSDiversified miner Rio Tinto has named Jacynthe Côté as CEO of its Alcan aluminium unit, replacing Dick Evans who will retire on April 20. Côté is currently president and CEO of Rio Tinto Alcan's primary metal division.
12th January 2009
China & Metals
0 COMMENTSCHINESE demand for primary aluminium is forecast to continue to increase next year, despite the global downturn, although at a very much reduced rate in comparison to last year.
By: Keith Campbell
12th December 2008
0 COMMENTSBase-metals miner HudBay Minerals said on Thursday that a request from merchant bank Jaguar Financial that the company call a shareholders' meeting does not satisfy certain conditions, and is therefore invalid. Jaguar opposes HudBay's plan to...
11th December 2008
0 COMMENTSDiversified-miner Rio Tinto will spend $228-million on a new 225-MW turbine at the group's Shipshaw power station, in Saguenay, Quebec. The project is expected to be completed by December 2012.
28th October 2008
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