Week in Review: Mining in Goa, Alunorte’s Stop and Start, and MMI Week

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner:

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  • Many are hoping for a return to a heavy mining presence in the Indian state of Goa.
  • Could we be 0n the brink of a new Cold War?
  • Norsk Hydro announced plans to restart its Alunorte alumina refinery, capping a topsy-turvy week for the aluminum price.
  • Razor blade maker Gillette received a positive response to its tariff exclusion request and Century Aluminum signed a new power contract that will see to its Charleston plant remaining open through at least 2020.
  • The Chinese city of Tangshan ordered steel mills to curb production over the next week, Novelis broke ground on an automotive aluminum plant in China and AK Steel won a $1.2 million award from the Department of Energy to help conduct research on lightweight steel for automotive use.
  • In case you missed it, we concluded this month’s round of Monthly Metals Index (MMI) reports this week, with coverage on:
  • The London Metal Exchange is introducing new contracts amid competition from the CME and SHFE.

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