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Here is an article which appeared in last week’s China Daily. Although it is always likely that China’s press will “talk up” the economic situation, there is grounds for believing at least some of what the journalist reports. Indicators bode well for GDP By Lillian Liu (China Daily) Updated: 2009-01-07 11:54 Despite its growth rate […]

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Alumina The quoted price of imported product has fallen RMB50/Tonne to RMB2250-2300/Tonne. Domestic alumina price dropped RMB50-100/Tonne to RMB2050-2100/Tonne (Not Chalco); Chalco price remained stable last week. Alumina production cut backs so far have not enough to make an impact on the price, because demand is falling faster than the supply reductions. Aluminium Chalco aluminium […]

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Warm wishes to you our readers. Here in Beijing Christmas day will be 2 degrees C. But this guy will be in Sydney for the next 2 weeks enjoying a spot of sunshine and family festivities. Many thanks for following our blog. In the 4 months since we started putting these words together, our readership […]

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The December edition of the Black China Report is now released. This month we look at the economy amid the gloom and try to see some glimmer of daylight. As we see it, the Chinese authorities have no choice but to keep the economy at a healthy growth rate. The risk of social unrest arising […]

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There are unconfirmed reports circulating here that Rio Tinto has decided to sell its smelter at Qingtongxia in Ningxia Province. Previously known as Alcan Ningxia, the smelter sits inside/alongside the Qingtongxia smelter, and includes a part-share of the power station. The Alcan smelter comprises line 3, believed to be almost 200,000t in capacity. The relationship […]

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Alumina Alumina inventories are falling a little, thanks to the price continuously dropping. Meantime, other producers are simply holding back inventory from the market, rather than selling at current prices. Imported product quoted price went up RMB100/tonne to RMB2300-2400/tonne, while the domestic non-Chalco alumina price rose RMB50/tonne to RMB2100-2200/tonne. The price from Chalco remained at […]

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