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BASE METALS

Supply fears push aluminium to three-month high Restricted

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Aluminium prices jumped to a three-month high on Friday as investors bought on news a US producer shut down about half its capacity, while copper hit a one-month high. Benchmark aluminium on the London Metal Exchange hit $3 158 a tonne, its...
20th June 2008
 
 
BRAIN DRAIN

Zim loses 500 skilled personnel, may not enrol new mining, engineering students Restricted

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Zimbabwe’s mining sector has lost over 500 technically skilled and experienced personnel over the last year alone, a recent survey conducted by the Chamber of Mines reveals.
20th June 2008
 
 
ALUMINIUM

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
 
 
 
 
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