Alcoa's (AA) review of the viability of its Port Henry smelter is the latest indicator of...

|By:, SA News Editor

Alcoa's (AA) review of the viability of its Port Henry smelter is the latest indicator of trouble for Australia's aluminum industry. High labor costs and a soaring aussie make it difficult to compete, especially with production overcapacity in China. Alcoa's review "could be the death knell for the country's smelting industry," writes Cynthia Koons.