Alcoa upbeat on auto and plane demand

A giant kettle pours molten aluminum into moulds as an employee skims the skin off previously poured moulds at an Alcoa World Alumina Australia smelting plant, partially owned by Alumina Ltd., in Point Henry, Australia, on Wednesday, July 30, 2008

US group’s quarterly results beat analysts’ forecasts

US export economy fails to import jobs

American businesses are now so efficient they require fewer workers

UK oil groups face new transparency rules

Extractive industries under scrutiny for corruption

Iron ore mine reopening boosts Tata Steel

State government renews lease cutting need to import raw material

The urban environment: Clean-up time

Policy makers from around the world are flocking to study the ‘Copenhagen model’ of heating cities

China zombie factories keep illusion alive

Authorities prop up companies that should be going bust

Iron ore proves 2014’s commodity turkey

Steelmaking ingredient down more than 50%, outpacing Brent’s fall

Dixons Carphone bucks wider London losses

FTSE 100 makes broad retreat

Olam buys ADM cocoa division for $1.3bn

Deal to put Singapore processor in world’s top three

Johnson Matthey sells refineries

FTSE 100 company accelerates plans to refocus on core operations

Vale: the family nickel

Base metals spin-off or not, it is all about the iron ore price

Rio keen to blend mining and marketing

Miner’s iron ore seen as key to possible tie-up with Glencore

Morgan rejects Vesuvius takeover approach

Engineering group says proposal undervalues its business

Cheap energy is the new cheap labour

For companies wondering where to locate, the world has turned upside down

Aluminium sector hit by high energy costs

Environmental rules are making prices prohibitive and industry says costs are unsustainable

Manufacturers warn of shutdowns

National Grid will pay participating companies to cut demand

ThyssenKrupp turnround secures net profit

Steel group promises dividend for investors after two-year hiatus

HeidelbergCement stops plant in Ukraine

Building materials group unwilling to co-operate with separatists

Hebei Iron and Steel buys stake in Duferco

Chinese steelmaker takes majority shareholding in metals trader

Iron ore hit by weak Chinese housing

Key steelmaking ingredient falls to five-year low


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