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It is the year of Monkey in 2016 based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Monkey is the 9th animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac. Monkey is a clever and lively animal. The monkey was thereby bestowed with an auspicious and dignified meaning. That is how we wish for the aluminium and carbon industry in the […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

At AZ China, we are driven by a passion to provide our clients and subscribers with the best insights into the industry and the market.   We are constantly reviewing our weekly and monthly reports, looking to bring a better product.   As an information company, if we haven’t enlightened you, we haven’t done our […]

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I will be speaking at the Platts Aluminium Conference on Thursday.  If you are attending, please feel free to book a time slot to speak with me. I will be discussing what’s happening in China in regard to some of the macro issues – pollution, the anti-corruption campaign, industrial unrest and the general situation with […]

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Here is a pic I took outside the Silk Market in Beijing a couple of years ago.   To me it encapsulates how the Chinese view Christmas – a day that westerners celebrate, but really it’s just too cold to get too excited about. For those of you who are excited about the Christmas break, […]

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Astrid Bru Saetrevik has announced that she is getting her hands dirty!   Astrid has moved into the Karmoy Carbon Plant as heard of Anode Services for Hydro. There’s always been something special about the lead carbon person in Norsk Hydro.   From Aadne Hoines, Benedikt Machens to Syver Hellem and now to Astrid, Hydro’s […]

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Well-known aluminium analyst and commentator Lloyd O’Carroll has joined the ranks of CRU. Lloyd will become their go-to man for all things USA in the world of aluminium. Lloyd has a long history in the light metal, having previously been with Reynolds Aluminum as their economist until 1997.   In later years, he was with Davenport […]

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