Commodities Buzz: Japan UACJ Suspending Aluminium Buying From Rusal

Japans UACJ Corp said on Wednesday it is suspending aluminium buying from Russias Rusal because of economic sanctions on the producer, but the company has found alternative supplies from others. Chinas refined zinc production rose 2.1 pct in April from a month earlier to 377,000 tonnes as smelters returned from maintenance, research house Antaike said in a note. Australian-listed Syrah Resources istargeting the market for electric vehicle batteries with its Balama graphite mine in Mozambique, which started production in November.