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  • 巴西工业生产恢复增长

    巴西, 2018/01/17 2017年1-11月巴工业生产增长2.3%,在连续三年降低后首次增长。瓦加斯基金会巴西经济研究所谈到,随着投资增加,2018年巴工业有望增长5.3%。
  • Turkey to create new ministry

    TURKEY, 2018/01/15 Turkey will create a new ministry of automotive industry, the country’s media reported. The ministry will be created as part of the program on creation of domestic car models. The ministry will control production of domestic cars and development of the Turkish automotive industry. Officials of Turkey have not confirmed this data so far. On Nov. 2 last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the names of companies that will take part in manufacturing of domestic cars. He noted that those companies are Anadolu Grubu, BMC, Kiraca Holding, Turkcell and Zorlu Holding.
  • Uzbekistan to construct new mining and metallurgical complex

    UZBEKISTAN, 2018/01/15 Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the plan of measures in connection with the construction of a mining and metallurgical complex based on the Tebinbulak deposit. The new complex will be built by 2024. Its capacity will be up to one million tons of steel products per year.
  • JISCO’s Alpart Refinery Ships First Alumina Since 2009

    JAMAICA, 2018/01/08 Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) Limited shipped the initial load of alumina from its newly-opened operations at Jamaica’s Alpart facility. According to domestic media the initial load from the facility was loaded upon the Wuchow, a 590’ bulk carrier sailing under the flag of Hong Kong. The vessel left Port Kaiser on Friday with a 35-thousand-metric-ton load of alumina refined at Alpart’s plant in St. Elizabeth. The refinery, which was reopened in June this year, hasn’t exported refined alumina in over eight full years.
  • Tax Relief Prompts Bosnian Aluminium Smelter Aluminij Mostar to Boost Production by 15 Percent

    BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, 2018/01/08 Bosnia’s Aluminij d.d. Mostar stated Friday that 2018 will witness a 15-% rise in aluminium production from the firm thanks to the government’s decision last week to eliminate import taxes upon unalloyed aluminium this year. The smelter said it would boost production in the new year to 184 thousand metric tons, allowing it to raise exports by US$55 million this year. Prior to the announced ramp-up the smelter turned out 130 thousand metric tons of primary aluminium per annum and an additional 30 thousand metric tons per annum of aluminium alloys.
  • Official Numbers Show Another Drop in China’s Aluminium Production in November

    ASIA, 2018/01/07 According to numbers released late last week, aluminium production by smelters in the People’s Republic of China fell from presently on again in the year’s penultimate month from last year. The National Development and Reform Commission said on Thursday that November’s total aluminium output came to 2.35 million metric tons, which was a drop of 16.8 % from the country’s total aluminium output in November 2016. Perhaps contributing to aluminium’s fall off was that of alumina, production of which the Middle Kingdom lagged in as well. Refiners churned out 4.86 million metric tons, which was off by 22.1 % from last year. November’s production total was a 19-month low, dipping to depths not plumbed since the country refined 4.87 million metric tons of the aluminium precursor in April 2016.
  • Braidy Industries Seals Deal for Land for Aluminium Rolling Mill in Northeast Kentucky

    UNITED STATES, 2018/01/07 Eastern Kentucky aluminium firm Braidy Industries Inc. took an extra step late last month in bringing plans for its new aluminium rolling mill to life at the same time as it finalized purchase of a 204-acre tract on the banks of the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky. Officials with the Northeast Kentucky Regional Industrial Park Authority sealed the transaction on December 20, deeding over the land in EastPark Industrial Center to Braidy for a sale price of around US$900,000. In addition to the raw land, Braidy will as well take title to a 110,000-ft2 spec building on site, which, though constructed in 2002, has remained vacant. It was last listed for sale at a price of US$1.25 million.
  • Ethiopia: Praising Record Feat, Lagarde Emphatic Calling for Reforms

    BOTSWANA, 2018/01/06 The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is to arrive in Addis Abeba today, to start what is a historic visit by the Fund’s most senior official since its founding next the Second World War. She will be talking to Ethiopian authorities, inclunding Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, on issues of macroeconomic stability and monetary policy matters. In her exclusive interview with (Addis) Fortune, Lagarde praised Ethiopia’s economic performance of the completed few years as “strong” with “positive Prospects”. However, she would like to see Ethiopian authorities exercise restraints in “public spending” while urged them – rather emphatically – to control borrowing from overseas to finance public projects and strengthen export competitiveness.
  • 孟加拉国政府将重启13家国有纺织厂

    孟加拉, 2017/12/21 孟加拉国政府将通过PPP模式对13家国有纺织厂进行全面改革和现代化改造,以期重新投入运营。孟纺织和黄麻部部长乔杜里讲解,13家纺织厂将由孟加拉纺织厂公司(BTMC)统一管理,通过招标选定的私营公司将拥有13家纺织厂30年的运营权。
  • Dangote opens $300m cement plant in Congo-Brazzaville, country's biggest

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2017/11/27 The Dangote group has opened a $300 million cement production plant in the Republic of Congo. The facility which has a capacity of 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum is expected to be the biggest such facility in the Central African country. The plant is located at the Mfila area of the capital Brazzaville. The event which was graced by Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso brings to five the Dangote Group’s African footprints in the cement production business. The Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari was represented by a government delegation led by the Mines and Steel Development Minister, Kayode Fayemi. He emphasized the Buhari government’s desire to help indigenous companies to thrive.