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May 8, 2013

India’s top copper smelter stays shut until at least May 14

NEW DELHI, May 8 (Reuters) – India’s biggest copper smelter
will stay shut until at least May 14 when a court will review an
environmental case again, prolonging a six-week shutdown which
is squeezing local supplies and boosting copper concentrate
processing fees in Asia.

The Sterlite Industries’ plant, which meets half
of India’s copper demand, was closed on March 30 after residents
complained of emissions that led to breathing problems.

Apr 29, 2013

Sterlite smelter to stay shut until at least May 8

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A month-long shutdown at India’s largest copper smelter was extended for at least another week after a state tribunal unexpectedly said it would not rule on complaints about emissions.

The case was transferred to an environmental fast track court in Delhi from a regional branch in Tamil Nadu, where the smelter is located. Two court officials in Delhi told Reuters a hearing will take place on May 8.

Apr 29, 2013

India’s top copper smelter to stay shut until at least May 8

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI, April 29 (Reuters) – A month-long
shutdown at India’s largest copper smelter was extended for at
least another week after a state tribunal unexpectedly said it
would not rule on complaints about emissions.

The case was transferred to an environmental fast track
court in Delhi from a regional branch in Tamil Nadu state, where
the smelter is located. Two court officials in Delhi told
Reuters a hearing will take place on May 8.

Apr 26, 2013

Maruti’s yen windfall to further lift margins after fourth-quarter surprise

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Maruti Suzuki’s (MRTI.NS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) profit margins are set to show even stronger gains in the current quarter as India’s biggest car maker reaps an even greater windfall from cheaper yen-denominated imports of components.

The yen’s dramatic decline since Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarked on his campaign for bold monetary easing has proven to be a huge filip for Japanese and Japan-related firms, and could give Maruti a further leg up over rivals like Tata Motors Ltd (TAMO.NS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Apr 26, 2013

Maruti’s yen windfall to further lift margins after Q4 surprise

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, April 26 (Reuters) – Maruti Suzuki’s
profit margins are set to show even stronger gains in
the current quarter as India’s biggest car maker reaps an even
greater windfall from cheaper yen-denominated imports of
components.

The yen’s dramatic decline since Japan’s Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe embarked on his campaign for bold monetary easing has
proven to be a huge filip for Japanese and Japan-related firms,
and could give Maruti a further leg up over rivals like Tata
Motors Ltd.

Apr 24, 2013

JSW Steel plans to bid for iron ore blocks in Karnataka

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – JSW Steel Ltd (JSTL.NS: Quote, Profile, Research) plans to bid for iron ore mining blocks in Karnataka that could go up for auction after a Supreme Court order last week, as the country’s third-largest steel producer looks to cut its dependence on costly imports.

JSW and rivals such as Essar Steel have been forced to import iron ore due to a ban on mining in two states of India, once the world’s third-largest iron ore exporter that is expected to be a net importer this year.

Apr 24, 2013

India’s JSW Steel plans to bid for iron ore blocks in Karnataka

NEW DELHI, April 24 (Reuters) – India’s JSW Steel Ltd
plans to bid for iron ore mining blocks in Karnataka
state that could go up for auction after a Supreme Court order
last week, as the country’s third-largest steel producer looks
to cut its dependence on costly imports.

JSW and rivals such as Essar Steel have been
forced to import iron ore due to a ban on mining in two states
of India, once the world’s third-largest iron ore exporter that
is expected to be a net importer this year.

Apr 18, 2013

Supreme Court keeps bauxite mining ban, eases some iron ore curbs

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – The Supreme Court has kept a ban on bauxite mining in hills in Odisha considered sacred by residents, whose opinion it has ordered to be sought on whether digging would disrupt the environment or their livelihoods.

The Supreme Court also allowed just nine more iron ore mines to restart in Karnataka, in another decision reflecting the competition between the claims of environmental and social rights groups and the need for resources to power Asia’s third-largest economy.

Apr 18, 2013

India’s top court keeps bauxite mining ban, eases some iron ore curbs

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, April 18 (Reuters) – India’s top court has
kept a ban on bauxite mining in hills in the eastern state of
Odisha considered sacred by residents, whose opinion it has
ordered to be sought on whether digging would disrupt the
environment or their livelihoods.

The Supreme Court also allowed just nine more iron ore mines
to restart in the southern state of Karnataka, in another
decision reflecting the competition between the claims of
environmental and social rights groups and the need for
resources to power Asia’s third-largest economy.

Apr 5, 2013

Karnataka iron ore output seen reaching 30 million tonnes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Karnataka expects to reopen 19 iron ore mines this fiscal year, which were shut by a court in 2011, increasing supplies to local steel mills by 30 million tonnes, the head of its mines department said.

India used to produce 200 million tonnes of iron ore a year and sell about half of that overseas before bans on production aimed at curbing illegal mining in Karnataka and top producer Goa slowed production and exports to a trickle.

    • About Krishna

      "I lead the India commodities team for Reuters in New Delhi. I cover the coal, metals and mining industries with a focus on government policy. Before coming to the capital in April 2013, I headed two teams of reporters covering small-and-medium-sized U.S./Canada-listed energy and resources companies."
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