December 2012

Chinese ferro-alloys output touches year-high in November

Chinese ferro-alloys output in November reached its highest level this year, as smelters increased production on improved demand from steel mills.

Metal Bulletin calls for nominees for global awards for excellence in aluminium, copper and ferro-alloys

Metal Bulletin has issued a call for nominations for the first annual Metal Bulletin Global Awards for Excellence in Aluminium, Copper and Ferro-alloys.

Anglo won’t hive off SA units, but will make tough choices, says Carroll

Anglo American is prepared to make tough choices about unprofitable and unstable business units but will not split its South African assets, outgoing ceo Cynthia Carroll said recently.

MILLING ABOUT: Willoughby picked to replace retiring Eramet exec Burdette

Bob Burdette has retired as president and ceo of Eramet SA subsidiary Eramet North America Inc.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES

The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday:

Kalagadi starts up sinter plant; seeks money to pay ArcelorMittal

Kalagadi Manganese officially opened its 2.4 million-tpy sinter plant in Hotazel, South Africa, on Thursday December 6, marking a major milestone for the manganese newcomer.

MILLING ABOUT: Cobalt trader Davies leaves LN Metals

Cobalt trader Dominic Davies has left LN Metals International after more than three years at the company.

Privat Group closes Stakhanov and Zaporozhye furnaces

Privat Group has closed most of its ferro-alloys furnaces at Stakhanov and Zaporozhye in Ukraine, it has been confirmed.