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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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AZ China’s Managing Director Paul Adkins recently attended the 5th International Aluminium Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he gave a paper on the Chinese economy and its likely impact on the aluminium industry. To mark this event, we are offering a “Conference Special” price for new subscribers to the Black China Report.   Until December […]

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Here is an article which appeared in today’s China Daily.    Articles which appear in the China Daily should always be looked on with some caution.    There is no doubt that the purpose in making predictions such as those in this article is to help make them come true.    But coming out and making such a […]

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