Sinking aluminium prices and a ballooning surplus of the metal have deepened the industry’s worst crisis in years, intensifying pressure on high-cost smelters to embark on another round of production cuts to revive prices from their malaise.
Tue, 22 Sep, 2015
France’s long-standing farm co-operatives will need to scale up further and build effective infrastructure to avoid being marginalised as niche players while global commodity giants broaden their footprint on international grain markets.
Thu, 19 Jul, 2012
China’s top two state oil firms have agreed to lift about 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Libya under term deals for 2012, set to raise China’s crude purchases from the North African exporter after supply disruptions last year.
Fri, 02 Mar, 2012
THE future of the $1.2 billion (€873m) alumina refinery at Aughinish Alumina has been secured until 2030 at least, with the company commissioning a 195-acre development that has the capacity to hold over 17 million tonnes of bauxite residue or “red mud”.
Thu, 20 Oct, 2011