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A major end-user has concluded a third deal for aluminium supply to main Japanese ports (MJP) in the first quarter of 2018 at a premium of $103 per tonne, the consumer told Metal Bulletin on Friday.
Vale SA is searching for an equity partner for its Vale New Caledonia (VNC) nickel operations to send a positive message to investors and not because the company needs cash.
Meanwhile, Vale plans to reduce its nickel production in the short term to capitalize on the metal's future potential use in electric vehicles, according to a company executive.
Aluminium imports to the United States in the first 10 months of 2017 surpassed the previous years’ total - despite October’s volume being a year-to-date low, according to data from the US International Trade Commission.