June 2012

Horsehead plans bond issue to fund zinc smelter

Horsehead Holding Corp. intends to issue some $175 million in bonds in the coming weeks to finance the ongoing construction of its new Rutherford County, N.C., zinc smelter, a company executive told Metal Bulletin sister publication AMM.

Alcoa to sell Tapoco dams in $600M deal

Alcoa Inc. will sell its four-station Tapoco hydroelectric project to Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners for $600 million, the aluminum producer said Friday.

Chile's Collahuasi seeks new chief after ceo joins Anglo American

The company that operates Chile's Collahuasi copper mine is looking for a ceo after executive president Giancarlo Bruno left to take a job at Anglo American.

HOTLINE: Thanks for the offer, but...

If you call a broker for a quote, how long would you expect him or her to hold it for you? A minute? Three minutes?

Noble Group exits US ferro-alloy market, traders say

International trading company Noble Group has exited the US ferro-alloy market, sources have told Metal Bulletin sister publication AMM.

SPOTLIGHT: Point Henry reprieve points to aluminium's troubles [CORRECT]

In which country is a loss-making aluminium smelter being kept alive by a local government unwilling to stomach job losses?

MILLING ABOUT: Terry Ting to leave Rusal's Chinese office

Terry Ting, marketing manager at UC Rusal’s Beijing office, will leave the company as of Monday July 2.

Macquarie sees nickel price at $17,000-19,000

Macquarie sees nickel prices in the near term sliding to $17,000-$19,000 per tonne in a surplus market, the head of China commodities research at the firm Bonnie Liu told Metal Bulletin at the 7th Asian Stainless Steel Conference.

Macquarie sees nickel price at $17,000-19,000

Macquarie sees nickel prices in the near term sliding to $17,000-$19,000 per tonne in a surplus market, the head of China commodities research at the firm Bonnie Liu told Metal Bulletin at the 7th Asian Stainless Steel Conference.

European aluminium premiums continue unchecked climb

Spates of buying have continued on the aluminium market in Europe, as premiums push still higher and participants shy away from taking a long-term view.