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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
 
 
ALUMINIUM

Vale may build aluminium smelter in Colombia Restricted

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Brazilian mining, energy and logistics group Campanhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) has studied power generation projects in Colombia to potentially supply energy to an aluminium smelter, but has not made any decisions regarding investment in the country.
31st January 2008
 
 
POWER CRISIS

More blackouts as Eskom reports 4 000 MW capacity shortfall Restricted

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The all-too familiar electricity load shedding throughout South Africa, which resumed on Wednesday evening, continued on Thursday, after Eskom reported the loss of a unit at its Kriel power station in Mpumalanga, as well as increasing generation...
31st January 2008
 
 
POWER CRISIS

BHP starts cutting power demand at aluminium smelters Restricted

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The world's largest diversified miner, BHP Billiton, announced on Thursday that it would reduce power demand at the Bayside, Hillside, and Mozal aluminium smelters by 10%, under instruction from the South African government and electricity...
31st January 2008
 
 
ALUMINIUM

Rio Tinto to spend $90m on upgrades to Scottish aluminium smelter Restricted

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Diversified miner Rio Tinto has approved a $90-million investment to modernise its Lochaber aluminium plant, in Scotland, the group said on Wednesday.
30th January 2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
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