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About 12 months ago in Norway, Paul made several forecasts about the anti-corruption program, the fight against pollution and metal prices. We got just about every one of those forecasts right. Last year our forecasts for metal prices were for SHFE to range between RMB11700-RMB12000, and LME cash in the range of USD1550 to USD1625. The SHFE active […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

In a world exclusive this morning, we can reveal that secret talks have now concluded and Chalco, China’s best known and oldest aluminum company is to acquire Alcoa, the USA’s oldest and best known aluminum company.  The new company will be called Chalcoa. Mr Siyue Shazi, who headed the negotiating team for Chalco, told us […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

The AZ China office will be open for business as usual tomorrow –Sunday, but we will be closed Monday and Tuesday. That’s because Wednesday April 4 is Qingming, or “Tomb Sweeping” Day. We will not publish our Weekly Market Reviews next week Monday. Tomb Sweeping day is a chance for Chinese people to pay their […]

By: June Wang | Read More

Hi folks! As you already know, we’re active participants in Reuter’s Base Metals Forum.  This Thursday won’t be the exception, we’ll be presenting at the forum and covering the following topics: 1. A look at aluminum consumption. Overview of the major sectors of China’s aluminum usage.  2. Which sectors China is developing, or that are […]

By: Steph | Read More

Since entering March, aluminum prices did not find further highs as the market had expected, and even found a small decline.  Up to now, the Shanghai Futures Exchange aluminum main contract to maintain 13500-14300 yuan / ton range, before the daily fluctuations up to 400-500 yuan/ton of the market temporarily difficult to find; LME aluminum basically […]

By: Monte Zhang | Read More

In our weekly report this week, we reported Qixing Aluminum halted both its aluminum and alumina production on March 14th due to financial reasons. Its nameplate capacity is 140Kt, but was running at 70Kt before they curtailed the aluminum production. Just two weeks after they curtailed the aluminum and alumina production, Qixing Group’s supply of […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More
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