NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF 22/12: Alcoa will permanently close Rockdale Operations site, divest Portovesme smelter in Italy; Yildrim, Midural sign seven-year chrome offtake deal

Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves from a busy week in the metals markets.

Base metals
Alcoa Corp will permanently shut its Rockdale Operations site in the United States and to sell its Portovesme smelter in Italy as part of plans to reduce the complexity of its global operations and to strengthen its balance sheet, the company said on Thursday December 21.

Teck Resources has signed a new collective agreement with striking workers at its Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile, the miner said late on Thursday.

The global refined copper deficit has expanded and...


Tanya Ashreena

December 22, 2017

15:38 GMT