RUSAL and Tiocomposite test production technique for sulphur concrete using red mud

RUSAL and Tiocomposite signed a memorandum of intent to set test production of sulphur polymer concrete using alumina production waste in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. The details of the economic and organisational conditions of the project, as well as its location, are expected to be agreed upon in 2019. In 2017, RUSAL initiated R&D […]

China’s import of aluminium scrap in Jan-Feb decline 33%

SMM reported that data from China Customs showed that China imported 206,200 tonnes of aluminium scrap in the first two months of 2019, down 33.41%, or 103,500 tonne from the same period of 2018. China’s exports of unwrought aluminium alloy, however, rose 15,300 tonne or 21.62% in January-February. The data combined figures for January and […]

Zinc gains on tight supply, hopes for U.S.-China trade deal

LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) – Zinc prices gained on Friday, lifted by concerns about short-term shortages, while the wider industrial metals complex was buoyed by optimism about a potential U.S.-China trade deal. Copper, however, dipped after a jump in inventories this week raised questions about rising supply. Volumes were light with Chinese participants away and […]

Devisen: Eurokurs steigt leicht

FRANKFURT (dpa-AFX) – Der Euro ist am Freitag etwas gestiegen. Am Vormittag wurde die Gemeinschaftswährung bei 1,1230 US-Dollar gehandelt und damit etwas höher als am Vorabend. Die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) hatte den Referenzkurs am Donnerstagnachmittag auf 1,1219 Dollar festgesetzt. Positive Konjunkturdaten aus Deutschland sorgten am Morgen für etwas Auftrieb. Das produzierende Gewerbe hat die Fertigung […]

E-Schrottrecycler beklagen hohe Kosten durch Lithium-Brände

(euwid) Die Verwerter von Elektro- und Elektronikaltgeräten berichten zunehmend von Bränden ausgelöst durch defekte Lithium-Batterien. Auf den damit verbundenen höheren Kosten für Versicherungen, neue Sicherheitsanlagen sowie zusätzliches Personal bleiben sie aber meist sitzen. Das geht aus einer aktuellen Umfrage des europäischen E-Schrottrecyclingverbands (EERA) hervor. Demzufolge haben rund 80 Prozent der befragten Verwertungsbetriebe bereits Brände oder […]

LME base metals prices consolidate in low-volume trading; zinc holds above $2,900/t

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were broadly rangebound during morning trading on Friday April 5, with a national holiday in China prompting quiet Asian trading while continued strength in the US dollar above the psychological level of 97 was also limiting commodity investment.Zinc’s three-month price continued to find support above the $2,900-per-tonne […]

Copper falls as supply increases, other metals rise on U.S.-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE, April 5 (Reuters) – Most London base metals advanced on Friday on hopes that the United States and China could soon strike a trade deal, while copper fell due to pressure from rising supply. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States and China were close to a trade deal during […]

Devisen: Euro kaum verändert

FRANKFURT (dpa-AFX) – Der Euro hat sich am Freitag nur wenig bewegt. Am Morgen wurde die Gemeinschaftswährung bei 1,1227 US-Dollar gehandelt und damit etwa zum gleichen Kurs wie am Vorabend. Die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) hatte den Referenzkurs am Donnerstagnachmittag auf 1,1219 Dollar festgesetzt. Kurz vor dem Wochenende rücken Konjunkturdaten stärker in den Fokus. Am Nachmittag […]

Norsk Hydro has April 12 court hearing on partly shut Brazil plant

OSLO, April 5 (Reuters) – A Brazilian federal court has scheduled an April 12 hearing on the year-long production embargo at Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil, the Norwegian company said on Friday. The plant has operated at half of its capacity since February 2018 after a spill that led regulators and courts to […]