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A conflict between Middle Eastern nations has isolated Qatar from its neighbours.  In the process, it has caused problems for the Qatalum smelter. Norsk Hydro, 50% owner of the smelter along with Qatar Petroleum, has published a statement saying that shipments of finished metal have struck problems.  According to the announcement, shipments go through the […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

The world is dealing with and reacting to the announcement this morning that the USA will withdraw from the Paris Environment pact.  While there is already plenty of comment floating through social media, I felt moved to express my own views. As always, it’s best to start with the facts.   America can’t actually withdraw until […]

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As summer approaches, its winter for China’s aluminum industry. Whenever China is entering into the hot summer, the downstream processing factories will enter to their low production season. The demand from downstream will get soft. For example, the construction work which will be done outdoors slows down because of the hot weather. Construction is the largest aluminum […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

On April 15th, Xinjiang Changji People’s Government issued a notice on its government website with the announcement to stop Xinjiang Jiarun, Xingjiang East Hope, and Xinjiang Qiya’s illegal aluminum projects. Led by Changji’s news, soon we saw similar documents issued from four major national departments – NDRC, MIIT, MLR and MEP – on cleaning up the […]

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China will launch its  national carbon trading market in July. Carbon trading is a market mechanism used to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions.  How to allocate the quota will directly affect the enterprise’s own operating costs and the enthusiasm of participating in the carbon market. The basic principle of carbon trading is that polluters can purchase […]

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China held its “One Belt, One Road Summit” from May 14th to May 15th. It was one of the most important international events Beijing held in 2017. About 1500 delegates including 29 heads of state or government from more than 130 countries and over 70 international organisations attended. One Belt, One Road is abbreviated as […]

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