Alumina (AWC) says market conditions for aluminium remain challenging, but is confident of the financial benefits arising from a resurgent US dollar after narrowing its first-half loss.
In the six months to June 30, Alumina posted a net loss of $US2.4 million, narrower than the $3.8 million loss in the previous corresponding period.
The underlying net loss for the period came in at $7.2 million, better than consensus forecass for 10.2 million.
In the same period revenue was $US200,000, an increase on the $US100,000 recorded in the first half of 2012.
The group declined to pay a dividend.