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Arriving at the Swan Hotel yesterday, I bumped into two people that I know well.   I won’t name them here, in light of the conversation I am about to describe. It went like this: “Hey Paul, where is your beautiful lady?” “You mean my wife?” “Paul, every year when you come to TMS, you […]

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Every year when TMS comes around, I try to bring you news and gossip as it comes up. This year, the event will be held in Orlando.   We are now in the grip of the dreaded 3-year cycle.  The planners have always tried to share the event around between the East Coast USA, West […]

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Stewart Hamilton, a rising star in Rio Tinto’s Pacific Aluminium subsidiary, has left the company to take up a new role in Tanzania. Stewart’s most recent role was as General Manager of Business Improvement & Technology, but had had several gigs prior, including management roles in the NZAS smelter on the southern tip of New […]

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Last Friday Alcoa announced that it was conducting a 12-month review of its primary aluminium and alumina assets, with a view to possible closure or divestment. The announcement seemed to catch the market by surprise, and led to all sorts of theories and postulations.  Some Australian newspapers were worried that it could lead to further […]

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In case you were wondering about the answers to the Petcoke questions I posed in a recent post (Who Am I?) Here are the answers: Q1. Iran purchased just over 32,000t of CPC from China, with the price falling to as low as $255/t. Q2. The sales history showing in this question belonged to ZCGG (not […]

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Liang Hui (两会) is Chinese for “two meetings”. The term describes what’s happening in Beijing this week – the annual gathering/talkfest that is supposed to be China’s national Parliament.   (The word parliament comes from the Latin to talk or speak, so in that respect it’s an appropriate term.) Each year for one week China’s […]

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