BLACK CHINA BLOG


We are hearing reports at AZ China that the so-called “Commercial stockpile” of aluminium doesn’t exist. Readers may recall about 3-4 months ago, in the middle of the price slide to below RMB 10,000 per ton, news emerged that six leading aluminium companies had formed a Joint Venture that would manage a stockpile of 1 […]

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In a stunning move, China’s aluminium industry has decided to act to improve its position and reputation in the global primary aluminium space.   All China’s aluminium companies are secretly planning to change their names to English, to make them easier to identify amongst the international community. According to secret documents AZ China has seen, […]

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Each month the International Aluminium Institute publishes the global statistics on metal production and other key data points.   The information is released on the 21st of each month for the previous month, so those of us who track these things closely have a diary note to check the website on that day. The International […]

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Word is filtering through that Rio Tinto’s aluminium CFO Gervais Jacques is in China, signing a strategic alliance with Hongqiao. Here’s a rough English translation from a Chinese source. Weiqiao group vice chairman Zhang Bo and Rio Tinto aluminum chief commercial officer Gervais Jacques signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Strengthening the cooperation with the Rio Tinto […]

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Anyone interested in the global aluminium industry would have read all the news reports about Hongqiao and their latest financial reports.   The world’s biggest aluminium company in terms of primary metal output captured headlines with their announcement.   The fact that Hongqiao is growing to 6 million tonnes by the end of this year, […]

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Alcoa has announced that its downstream engineering business is to be named Arconic once the company is split in two. The new name is already a challenge on several fronts.   Even writing this post, WordPress keeps changing the word Arconic into Arctic.   Microsoft Word (and I guess many other software apps) also prefers […]

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