Russia: Korshunovsky GOK net profit up in Q1 2019

In January-March, Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works received 1.227 billion rubles of net profit, up 5.7-fold YoY. Revenue grew 2.2-fold, to 3.675 billion rubles. The GOK fixed liabilities decreased from 352.6 million rubles to 337.8 million rubles, while short-term liabilities grew from 2.047 billion rubles to 2.053 billion rubles. Gross profit increased 18.5-fold, to 1.572…

Kazakhstan: German company to build gold mining enterprise

German company Aurum Deutschland AG will build a mining and metallurgical plant in the Kordai district of the Zhambyl region. The major construction project was discussed at a meeting of Zhambyl regional administration with representatives of German business. The idea of ​​the project arose after Nursultan Nazarbayev urged German investors to invest in Kazakhstani projects…

Belarus: gold extraction talks with Sudan to resume

Belarus will resume negotiations with Sudan on the second site for gold extraction after the situation in the country is stabilized, Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Andrei Khudyk declared. The second site has been chosen but conditions for using it have not been totally agreed upon. “We will definitely keep an eye on…

Ukraine: Kremenchuk Steel Works output down in Q1 2019

In January-March, Kremenchuk Steel Works produced 4292 tons of casting, down by 27.7% YoY.

Moreover, the plant is forced to fire over 500 employees in March-April.

This is done in order to bring the number of employees to the order volume and the debt to Ukrzaliznytsia. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amurstal looking for federal subsidy

TOREX, owner of Amurstal in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, hopes to get a subsidy from the federal budget. The Ministry of industry and trade intends to provide major enterprises with support. The company plans to spend money to clear interest rate on loans, thus decreasing them by 4.5%. At present the ministry is choosing companies to participate in…

Russia: RUSAL and Braidy Industries to construct a greenfield aluminum rolling mill in Kentucky

RUSAL and Braidy Industries Inc., a US-based holding company which owns both Veloxint, an MIT-incubated lightweighting solutions company, and NanoAl, a Northwestern University incubated materials research and technology company, announced an intent to establish a joint project in Ashland, Kentucky, USA to produce flat rolled aluminum products for the US automotive industry. The design capacity…

Russia: NLMK shareholders approve FY2018 dividends

At the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) held on April 19, NLMK shareholders approved the payment of FY2018 dividends of 22.81 rubles per share, or 102% of the company’s free cash flow according to NLMK Group’s consolidated statements prepared in accordance with IFRS. Considering the previously paid interim dividends, the amount outstanding to be paid…

Russia: NLMK shareholders elect new BoD

At the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) held on April 19, NLMK shareholders voted to confirm Grigory Fedorishin as the group’s President and Chief Executive Officer; and to elect a new Board of Directors, with a majority of independent directors (five seats out of nine). Nine members of the Board of Directors were elected: Vladimir…

Ukraine: AMKU allows Metinvest to buy Dneprovsky Coke Plant

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has allowed Metinvest to buy over 50% shares of Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant. In particular, the AMKU decision says that Private Limited Liability Company Metinvest BV, the Netherlands, has been granted the right to purchase shares of the Dneprovsky Coke Plant, as a result of which the share of the…

Ukraine: Ukrkoks sees no threat in Russian sanctions

The mining and metallurgical complex of Ukraine expects no critical consequences from the new limitations of coal supplies to Ukraine, as well as imports of some metal products, including pipes. According to Ukrkoks CEO Anatoliy Starovoyt, limitations cover power-generating coal in the first place, and not coking coal. “So we see no special problem here.…