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In an article published last night, the South China Morning Post says the Hongqiao group has been caught up in the recent environmental inspections. The SCMP article says there were several “punishments” issued by the local government of Zouping County – the area where most of Hongqiao’s capacity is located.   AZ China checked the website for […]

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In case you missed this story by Andy Home from Reuters. “The Chinese aluminum machine is once again cranking up. The country produced 2.75 million tonnes of the stuff in September, the second-highest monthly tally ever, exceeded only in June 2015. Annualized run rates have accelerated by 2.16 million tonnes to 33.48 million over the […]

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“The conference outlined the direction of the market in a volatile oil price environment by examining the immediate and long-term impact of increased economic pressure on the Middle East, assessing the continued efforts in diversifying the economy, and looking at alternatives to increase efficiency, productivity and opportunities for investment.” In an article by Khaleej Times, […]

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Modern freight trains do not have a lot of aluminum in them. Some rail cars might have aluminum side panels, but light-weighting is not the same critical issue as in cars and airplanes.   But in China, trains from Xinjiang and other northwestern areas are full of aluminum. Why? Because it is no longer economical […]

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China’s first batch of Central Environmental Inspections started on 19th July and ran through almost 2 months.  In that round of inspections, some 8 provinces came under scrutiny. Although there was not a huge impact on the aluminium industry directly, it had a big influence on the aluminium raw material industry, especially anode and calcined petcoke producers. […]

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On the first day back from China’s National holidays, the aluminium SHFE price gave people a big surprise. The SHFE active price closed at RMB12,865, an increase of RMB400 compared to the last day in September. The big spread between Changjiang and SHFE future active price narrowed from RMB1015 before the holidays to RMB615 on the […]

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