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  We are very proud to announce Elkem as one of our sponsors for AZ China’s 5th Biennial Conference. As you may know Elkem is one of the world’s leading companies for environmentally responsible production of materials relating to the production of aluminium and other products. Its principal products are silicon, silicones, ferrosilicon, foundry alloys, carbon materials […]

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The Hong Kong Stock Exchange today issued a notice to say that shares in China Hongqiao Group are in a trading halt.   The notice did not say for how long the suspension will remain in place. According to a Press Release from Hongqiao, the trading halt was requested by them.  Hongqiao and a company […]

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This time of year – the Northern Hemisphere Spring – is supposed to be one of blooming flowers and chirping young birds and crops beginning to burst forth.  In the aluminium market we thought that Spring had arrived in April, when China’s aluminium price rose RMB1000 in just two weeks. But now it seems another […]

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It’s Friday the 13th, and in some parts of the globe and among some people, Friday the 13th is considered unlucky.   It’s one of several superstitions that some people indulge in.   Golfers have their lucky putter, and footballers have their lucky sox or boots.   Some people think you will attract bad luck […]

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We have discussed here previously that there has been a shortage of 25kg ingot in China in recent weeks. Part of the reason was that China’s smelters are increasingly employing liquid metal transfers as a way of handling their metal sales. When the pure aluminium is tapped from the pot, it is still liquid.   […]

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China’s aluminium prices have hit a wall recently.   After accelerating through the second half of May, prices have slipped back a little.   The gloss is coming off. At close of trading today, ShFE’s active contract was RMB12,455.   That compares with RMB12,855 just 10 days ago. There are a couple of interesting points […]

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