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NEW YORK, Dec 17- Glencore's former No. 2 aluminum trader Matt Lucke has opened a physical metals trading firm, becoming the first high-profile alumni of the commodity trading giant's powerful metals business to return to the market since its takeover of Xstrata in May.
Dec 16- Alcoa Inc has signed a long-term deal worth about $110 million to supply titanium and aluminum parts to planemaker Airbus from its recently overhauled facility in Cleveland.
ASUNCION, Dec 10- Giant global mining company Rio Tinto said on Tuesday it postponed studies related to a proposed $4 billion aluminum plant in Paraguay due to bad market conditions, putting what would be the country's biggest-ever foreign investment in jeopardy.
*Rio to wind down Gove alumina production from early next year. SYDNEY, Nov 29- Miner Rio Tinto said on Friday it will stop alumina production at its Gove refinery in Australia, as the plant is no longer viable amid difficult market conditions.
HONG KONG, Nov 28- Some aluminium smelters in China, the world's top producer and consumer of the metal, could in 2014 turn to spot shipments or short-term contracts for raw material alumina as the ratios used to calculate annual term contracts climb, trading sources said.
*Rio Tinto weighing fate of Gove alumina refinery in Australia. *Shfe aluminium sinks to two-month low of 14,070 yuan a tonne. "Aluminium, of all the base metals, is facing some of the bigger headwinds given all the supplies tied up in warehouses, and the new proposed changes in LME rules," said James Glenn, economist at National Australia Bank in Melbourne.
SINGAPORE, Nov 26- London aluminium hung close to its lowest in four months on Tuesday as historical overhang of inventory built up in the aftermath of the 2008 credit crisis continues to blunt prices. Copper prices on Monday hit the highest since November 11 at $7,140 a tonne.
*Rusal seeks record Q1 Japan aluminium premiums at $270. LONDON, Nov 25- Copper slipped after hitting a near two-week high on Monday, as a strong dollar and worries over rising supplies offset a deal over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme that is expected to boost global growth. Copper prices were undermined, however, by pervasive worries over rising supplies.
HONG KONG/ LONDON, Nov 25- Chinalco, the largest aluminium producer in China, has dropped out of the race for Glencore Xstrata's $5.9 billion Las Bambas copper mine in Peru, leaving Minmetals as the front-runner, sources familiar with the matter said.
*Rusal seeks record Q1 Japan aluminium premiums at $270. LONDON, Nov 25- Copper was little changed, after hitting a near two-week high earlier on Monday, as a strong dollar and worries over rising supplies offset a deal over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme that is expected to boost global growth.
PARIS, Nov 12- European shares fell in early trade on Tuesday, reversing the previous day's gains, with Vodafone slipping after reporting a record fall in quarterly organic service revenue. Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro featured among the top losers, down 5.9 percent after Brazilian miner Vale sold most of its stake in the group.
LONDON, Nov 5- A British prosecutor alleged on Tuesday that London- based businessman Victor Dahdaleh made "corrupt payments" of over 40 million pounds to the former chairman and chief executive of a Bahraini aluminium smelter to secure contracts worth over $3 billion for companies including U.S. group Alcoa.
Oct 30- U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa Inc warned on Wednesday that a planned electricity rate hike in Quebec would make its three smelters in the Canadian province uncompetitive.
Oct 22- Shares of Alcoa Inc surged on Tuesday in an unusually busy day for the aluminum producer, with the stock rising sharply in late-day trading for its biggest one-day move in nearly two years, though the reasons for the move were unclear.
LONDON/ TORONTO, Oct 21- Alcoa Inc, the world's second-largest aluminium producer, has complained to British and U.S. market regulators about a proposal by the London Metal Exchange to overhaul the LME's warehousing policy.
Live at the 2013 APEC summit, Oleg Deripaska, CEO at the world's largest aluminum firm UC Rusal told CNBC's Martin Soong that he expects aluminum's downstream growth rate to continue at 9%.
The big bank is getting hit with a class-action lawsuit over its aluminum storage methods, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.
Goldman Sachs is disputing a report that a Goldman controlled warehouse in Detroit is behind a rise in aluminum prices, with CNBC's Mary Thompson.
Goldman Sachs is inflating the cost of aluminum cans and CNBC's Mary Thompson reports how they're doing it.
Eivind Kallevik, CFO of aluminum producer, Norsk Hydro, tells CNBC they are seeing an improvement driven by higher prices on their primary products and good seasonal upswing in sales volumes.