BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Aluminium


Around 6am on 7th of September, Balco Aluminium in India had an explosion accident in their potrooms. There has been no loss of life. Some reports say 168 pots had been halted as a result of the accident, while other reports put the number at 86.  But it seems the first number is the correct […]

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A news item on an industry website this morning caught my eye.   According to the news item, Xingfa Aluminium had announced a trading halt on their shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange this morning.   The trading halt came through at exactly the same time as Chalco did the same. The news item […]

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Thanks to the many people who sent me the piece from the Wall St Journal last week regarding the stockpile of metal in Mexico. The story talks about a pile of aluminium growing to as much as 1 million tonnes, and names Zhongwang as the company who is parking the metal there.   The allegation […]

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Henan Province had its most expensive environmental fine handed out to a polluter since the new law was introduced.  The company who incurred this fine will be quite familiar to us because it is the second time we mentioned this company in our blog this month. It is Luoyang Xiangjiang Wanji Aluminium. Wanji Aluminium received the fine […]

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We at AZ China have been forecasting aluminium prices to fall, as supply ramps up and demand proves to be less strong than appears.   And we aren’t the only ones – I just read a Bloomberg report that the ANZ bank in Australia expects the same. But they and we have not counted into […]

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The aluminium and carbon raw materials industries are facing a new challenge, following the recent floods that disrupted some plants.   This new challenge is man-made however, and comes from the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The first round of Central Environmental Protection Inspections was launched with the approval of the Communist Party Central Committee and the State […]

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