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  • Alcoa slashing production in Brazil Mar 28, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. plans to stop smelting aluminum at its first plant in Brazil and will further cut production at another smelter.

  • Kobe Steel wins A350 titanium landing gear role Mar 28, 2014

    Kobe Steel Ltd. will supply titanium forgings to the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty unit of France’s Safran SA for the main landing gear of Airbus SAS’ A350 XWB (extra wide body) airliner.

  • Augusta’s Rosemont project draws more interest Mar 28, 2014

    Nine potential buyers have expressed interest in Augusta Resource Corp.’s Rosemont copper project in Arizona, the mining company said in a statement March 28.

  • Novelis blasts LME warehouse plan ruling Mar 28, 2014

    Novelis Inc. president and chief executive officer Philip Martens lashed out at a judgment by the United Kingdom’s High Court of Justice that stopped proposed London Metal Exchange warehouse reforms from being implemented, saying the outcome would prove “destructive to the market.”

  • Nickel premiums rise on supply, Russia fears Mar 28, 2014

    Melting-grade nickel premiums increased this past week as the North American market continued to experience tightness in available material and rising anxiety over the potential supply impact of further sanctions against Russia.

  • Businesses should invest now: US economist Mar 28, 2014

    Metal businesses should ignore negative depictions of the current U.S. economy and expand, Copper and Brass Servicenter Association head economist Alan Beaulieu said.

  • Alcoa rolls out lighter, more efficient wheel Mar 28, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. has introduced a lighter heavy-duty truck wheel that the company said could help fleets reduce freight costs and fuel consumption.

  • CBSA taps Farmer as president Mar 28, 2014

    Farmer’s Copper Ltd. co-president Richard Farmer has been elected president of the Copper & Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA), taking over from Scioto Metals Inc. president Scott F. Immell.

  • Ormet seeks OK to sell alumina Mar 28, 2014

    Ormet Corp. is seeking approval to sell about 24,000 tonnes of alumina to Trafigura AG for nearly $6 million, according to court documents.

  • HudBay’s copper reserves climb 7.4% in 2014 Mar 27, 2014

    Copper equivalent proven and probable mineral reserves at HudBay Minerals Inc.’s projects increased 7.4 percent year on year to some 3.9 million tonnes in 2014, the company said March 26.

  • LME decision may stir price confusion Mar 27, 2014

    A decision by the United Kingdom’s High Court of Justice to block new LME warehouse rules could create confusion over the direction of prices and regional premiums.

  • Titanium shipments decline in 2013 Mar 27, 2014

    Titanium shipments declined in 2013, with data that previously pointed to a sharp increase revised by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

  • Stack tapped to lead Aleris’ rolled products Mar 27, 2014

    Aleris International Inc. has named Sean Stack to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief executive officer of North America rolled products effective April 1.

  • Midwest aluminum premiums narrow Mar 27, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums remain on a steady downward course as buyers appear to be winning a tug of war on price.

  • Aleris targets Asian aerospace growth Mar 27, 2014

    The Asian aviation industry is booming. As demand for air travel increases in step with the region’s growing affluence, so too does the need for new commercial aircraft.

  • Boeing builds airplanes in world's largest room Mar 27, 2014

    In a building some 25 miles north of Seattle, several thousand people are quietly going about their daily jobs.

  • Noranda directors resign, shares tumble Mar 26, 2014

    Two Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. directors have resigned, one of them a senior partner at major stakeholder Apollo Global Management LLC, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Lowell Copper, Minaurum ink option deal Mar 26, 2014

    Lowell Copper Ltd. has signed a definitive option agreement on Minaurum Gold Inc.’s Santa Marta volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) project in Oaxaca, Mexico.

  • WTO rules for US in dispute vs China Mar 26, 2014

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has sided with the United States in a dispute over export restrictions by China on tungsten, molybdenum and 17 rare earths elements, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman said March 26.

  • Noranda case should be expedited: lawyer Mar 26, 2014

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s petition for a lower power rate for its New Madrid, Mo., smelter should be processed quickly, an attorney for the state’s power regulator said.

  • Aero growth set to buoy aluminum demand Mar 26, 2014

    Historically high order books at Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS are set to keep the aerospace industry buoyant for some time.

  • Sanctions on Russia could hit metal: Roskill Mar 26, 2014

    Additional sanctions on Russia would be “inconvenient” but not critical for the aerospace titanium market in the West and also could boost demand for nickel producers in North America and the European Union, according to Roskill Information Services.

  • Copper Mountain crusher on schedule Mar 25, 2014

    Construction of a secondary crusher at Copper Mountain Mining Corp.’s flagship mine is on schedule to be completed by mid-summer, the company said in a statement March 25.

  • Exide gets agency’s OK on lead smelter plan Mar 25, 2014

    Exide Technologies Ltd.’s plan to reduce arsenic emissions at its Vernon, Calif.-based lead smelting facility has been approved by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

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