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Sydney (Platts)--16 Feb 2017 851 am EST/1351 GMT
Rusal produced 7.53 million mt of alumina in 2016, up 1.7% from 2015, helped by higher output at the revamped refineries in Urals and Bogoslovsk, Russia, and the Nikolaev unit in Ukraine.
Hong Kong (Platts)--16 Feb 2017 849 am EST/1349 GMT
Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) sees a host of bullish factors pushing up prices of major commodities, including aluminum, copper and rebar in 2017, the company said on its website Thursday.
Tokyo (Platts)--16 Feb 2017 547 am EST/1047 GMT
Price spreads between chromite grades in China have narrowed as sellers of the mainstream UG2 grade remained limited, trade sources said Thursday.
Pittsburgh (Platts)--15 Feb 2017 652 pm EST/2352 GMT
US sheet steel prices held steady Wednesday but buyers and sellers said that a report of low buyer inventories suggests that prices, which have been showing signs of weakness, could get support from a tight market.
Pittsburgh (Platts)--15 Feb 2017 652 pm EST/2352 GMT
US service centers shipped 133,200 st of aluminum products in January, up 8.3% year on year, Metals Service Center Institute data showed Wednesday.
London (Platts)--15 Feb 2017 101 pm EST/1801 GMT
Unionized workers at Tata Steel have agreed to reform the company's existing pension scheme, it was announced Wednesday.
Kiev (Platts)--15 Feb 2017 925 am EST/1425 GMT
Ukrainian manganese ferroalloy production increased by 34.6% year on year to 89,800 mt in January but fell 0.6% from December 2016, UkrFa, an association of Ukrainian ferroalloy producers, said Wednesday.
Singapore (Platts)--15 Feb 2017 924 am EST/1424 GMT
Japanese ferrous scrap export prices have started increasing tracking Turkish scrap import prices, traders said.
London (Platts)--15 Feb 2017 924 am EST/1424 GMT
The Trail zinc refinery in British Columbia is expected to produce in the range of 300,000-305,000 mt of refined zinc this year, down from a record 311,600 mt produced in 2016, owner Teck Resources said Wednesday.
London (Platts)--15 Feb 2017 923 am EST/1423 GMT
There are signs of a slight pick-up in demand for physical gold in the world's number two consumer market India as dore -- the semi finished silver/gold alloy -- has started to flow back in the country, sources said this week.
Sao Paulo (Platts)--14 Feb 2017 450 pm EST/2150 GMT
Paraguay imported 13,409 mt of its four most demanded flat-rolled steel products in January, an increase of 103.4% from 6,594 mt in the same month a year ago, central bank data showed Tuesday.
London (Platts)--14 Feb 2017 846 am EST/1346 GMT
The Turkish ferrous scrap import market was silent on Monday, as it digested trade data from Friday and examined pricing increases in China.
Louisville, Kentucky (Platts)--14 Feb 2017 845 am EST/1345 GMT
Conuma Coal Resources Ltd expects to produce around 4 million st of metallurgical/PCI coal in 2017 at three surface mines in the Tumbler Ridge area of northeastern British Columbia, including the idled Willow Creek mine currently scheduled for a July restart, the company's president, Mark Bartkoski, said Monday.
London (Platts)--14 Feb 2017 845 am EST/1345 GMT
Molybdenum prices were stable Monday as market participants said they were expecting to see prices firm over the week.
Singapore (Platts)--14 Feb 2017 328 am EST/828 GMT
China's zinc concentrate deficit in 2016 is estimated at 448,000 mt, widening from 9,000 mt in 2015, key Chinese zinc producer Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group's subsidiary Tongguan Jinyuan said in its commodity report issued Tuesday.
Santiago (Platts)--13 Feb 2017 534 pm EST/2234 GMT
The division between management and workers at the strike-hit Escondida copper mine in northern Chile has widened amid accusations of violence and unfulfilled promises.
Houston (Platts)--13 Feb 2017 121 pm EST/1821 GMT
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the strong Japanese-US manufacturing business relationship during a visit to the US Friday and said the countries will work to improve trade relations outside of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Houston (Platts)--13 Feb 2017 1012 am EST/1512 GMT
US President Donald Trump's tax-cutting talk nudged the price of gold lower this week, but the dollar gold price is expected to head higher over the next seven days, respondents to the S&P Global Platts Gold Sentiment Survey said Friday.
Tokyo (Platts)--13 Feb 2017 911 am EST/1411 GMT
S&P Global Platts CIF Japan spot aluminum premiums held at $95-$100/mt plus London Metal Exchange cash CIF Japan Monday, unchanged since December 21, despite the recent rise in US premiums.
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