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Century abandons plan to cut output at Kentucky aluminum smelter

Century Aluminum has abandoned plans to slash output at its Sebree, Kentucky, smelter due in part to a modest rebound in prices, a spokesman said on Thursday, the latest aluminium maker to backtrack on steps to cope with weak market conditions.

The move comes as the company, whose largest shareholder is Glencore, is considering launching a trade case against China, which it blames for the tumbling prices that have prompted smelter cutbacks and closures.