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Quebec potlining treatment plant offers 'new industry standard' - Rio Tinto Restricted

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Aluminium producer Rio Tinto Alcan has completed the construction of a $225-million spent potlining treatment plant, in Quebec, Canada, the company said on Friday. The plant will treat spent potlining, which is removed from the electrolytic cells...
22nd February 2008
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Vale iron-ore output rises to record Restricted

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Brazil-based Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) lifted its iron-ore production to a record 296-million tons in 2007, an increase of 12% on the previous year's performance, the company reported on Friday. However, iron-ore output fell short of...
15th February 2008
 
 
Aluminium

Significant contracts set to continue in 2008 Restricted

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Switchgear systems company RBF Technology executed some significant contracts during 2007, a trend that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. The company already has an installed base of some 26 000 sections, locally and...
15th February 2008
 
 
ALUMINIUM

Rio Tinto, partners plan $617m upgrade for Oz aluminium smelter Restricted

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Diversified miner Rio Tinto and its joint-venture partners will spend some $617-million to modernise and extend the life of the Boyne Island aluminium smelters, in Australia, the group said on Friday.
8th February 2008
 
 
ALUMINIUM

BHP Billiton reduces 10% power at its ALUMINIUM smelters Restricted

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The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, says that the recent power outages in South Africa have affected its operations.
8th February 2008
 
 
MINING INDABA

US recession would rout base metals prices - economist Restricted

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Canada-based Dundee Wealth Economics chief economist Dr Martin Murenbeeld said on Monday that a looming recession in the US was the most immediate factor challenging the sustainability of curently-high commodity prices.
4th February 2008
 
 
BASE METALS

UC Rusal partners with China Power to build aluminium complex Restricted

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The world’s largest aluminium and alumina producer, United Company Rusal, has signed an agreement with China Power, one of China’s largest energy companies, to create a bauxite-alumina complex in Guinea, and an energy and metal complex...
4th February 2008
 
 
CORPORATE ACTIVITY

Chinalco, Alcoa buy Rio Tinto stake Restricted

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A bullish view of the metals cycle was a driving factor behind Aluminum Corp of China's (Chinalco) move to team up with Alcoa to buy a stake in mining group Rio Tinto, the head of Chinalco said on Friday.
1st February 2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
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