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New EU regulation on aluminum imports creates more bureaucracy, say traders

A new EU regulation to monitor aluminum imports, which went into effect at the end of April, will create more bureaucracy, according to market sources. Under the new legislation, participants will have to register the metal to the customs authorities ...

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How a Russian aluminum giant escaped the noose of U.S. sanctions

They were supposed to be the toughest sanctions the United States had ever imposed on a Russian oligarch. Seventeen days later, Washington watered them down. On April 23, the U.S. Treasury eased restrictions on billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s aluminum company Rusal. ...

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Unsold aluminum piling up at sanctions-hit Rusal factory

Russian aluminum giant Rusal (0486.HK) is stockpiling large quantities of aluminum at one of its plants in Siberia because U.S. sanctions imposed this month have prevented it from selling the metal to customers, five sources close to the company said. ...

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Aluminum Just Had Its Best Rally Since 1990

Aluminum retreated with other metals, paring its best rally in almost three decades, as investors assessed the implications of U.S. sanctions on United Co. Rusal, the world’s biggest producer outside China. Zinc slumped to the lowest this year. Aluminum fell ...

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Japan’s spot aluminum premium stays flat but demand outlook strong

The spot Japanese aluminum import premium at $102-$109/mt plus London Metal Exchange cash CIF Japan, on Wednesday, flat since last Thursday. But market sources said the demand outlook was strongly positive. There was no offer, bid or deal reported after ...

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rump Favors Commerce’s Harshest Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

President Donald Trump has told confidants that he wants to impose the harshest tariffs on steel and aluminum imports recommended by the Commerce Department, according to three people familiar with the matter. Trump has said he wants to slap a ...

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Aluminum-Product Makers Excited About Demand, Not Trump Tariffs

Growing confidence among U.S. aluminum-product makers is being driven by automotive demand rather than anything President Donald Trump is planning in terms of trade policy. Novelis Inc., the biggest flat-rolled products maker, announced last week plans to build a $300 ...

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A beginner’s guide to China’s steel and aluminium winter cuts

China’s winter heating season has just begun, heralding a titanic supply chain experiment as whole industrial sectors reduce capacity or close completely to comply with the leadership’s war on pollution. The curtailments will take place across the four provinces adjacent ...

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China spot alumina slips another Yuan 50/mt to Yuan 3,450/mt

The Platts China ex-works Shanxi daily spot alumina assessment lost more ground Wednesday, slipping another Yuan 50/mt ($7.50/mt) on the day to Yuan 3,450/mt ($520/mt) cash. The current price also reflected a decline of Yuan 200/mt from last week, and ...

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China alumina prices rangebound despite Hongqiao smelter cuts

China’s spot alumina prices were rangebound Monday despite the world’s largest producer Shandong Hongqiao reportedly cutting 2.68 million mt/year of primary aluminum capacity, multiple market participants said. Talks of the cutbacks have been ongoing in recent weeks and doubts remained ...

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