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The  Trump administration is imposing a 25%  tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminium from the EU, Canada and Mexico. Photographer:  Bloomberg

What has happened? After weeks of bully and bluster, US president Donald Trump has made good on a promise to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium im(...)

  Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska  . Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russian aluminium giant Rusal on Friday warned of expeccted harm to its business from US sanctions, sending its shares down more than 7 per cent despi(...)

Figure marks  26% rise on €225m made by ultra tax-efficient special purpose vehicles to service providers in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre in 2016, according to the Central Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lawyers, accountants and bankers generated almost €284 million of fees from hundreds of special purpose vehicles last year. The growing use of such en(...)

Earlier this week, the US moved to ease some of the measures against Rusal, saying it did not want to hit companies around the globe and that it could remove Rusal from the list if Oleg  Deripaska ceded control.

The Government has considered a range of options for saving Rusal’s Aughinish Alumina plant , sources confirmed on Friday evening. The news emerged as(...)

President of Rusal Oleg Deripaska. Washington said this week it would consider lifting the sanctions altogether if  Deripaska ceded control of the group. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

One of Aughinish Alumnia’s main suppliers has warned that the Co Limerick plant still remains under threat from US sanctions against Russia despite si(...)

Rusal’s giant Aughinish Alumina plant in Limerick currently supplies as much as 30%  of the European alumina market. Photograph: Getty images

The Trump administration has signalled it could ease sanctions against Russian aluminium producer Rusal that have sent global metal prices skyrocketin(...)

It is a long way from Moscow to the rural Irish outpost of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska that supplies as much as 30 per cent of the European alu(...)

The US sanctions have cut Rusal off from global markets and left buyers of its alumina unable to continue with their contracts.  Rusal owns the Aughinish refinery in Ireland, which employs 450 workers.

Russia is demanding compensation from the United States for its decision to impose worldwide tariffs on steel and aluminium, a Russian statement publi(...)

Alumina is a key ingredient in the manufacture of aluminium. Photograph: Reuters

The price for alumina, a key ingredient for making aluminium, has surged to an all-time high above $700 (€565) a tonne following US sanctions against (...)

The Aughinish Alumina refinery in Limerick.

Aluminium prices touched a new six-year high on Monday as the dollar fell and after Rio Tinto said on Friday it would declare force majeure on some of(...)

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