Ukraine: VostGOK uranium licenses prolonged

The State Service of Geology and Subsoil Use has prolonged the Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works licenses for subsoil use. “It took my numerous reminders and a miners march to Kiev for the geology commission to gather and prolong the license to mine uranium ore for VostGOK”, the ecology minister Ostap Semerak said. VostGOK is…

Russia: Rusal earnings up in H1 2017

In January-June Rusal increased earnings by 22.3% YoY, to $4.674 billion, mostly because of the LME aluminum price increase and the company sales growth by 3.8%. Earnings in Q2 went up by 7.4% QoQ, to $2,467 billion. The share of the high added value products increased to 49.2% from 44.3%. Corrected EBITDA in Q2 grew…

Russia: Chukotka gold output to fall in 2017

Gold production in the Chukotka Autonomous District is to decrease by 3 tons in 2017 due to reserve depletion on some of the deposits, head of the region Roman Kopin reported on August 24. “The amount expected in 2017 is 26 tons,” Kopin said. Chukotka Mining and Geological Company and Severnoye Zoloto, units of Kinross…

Russia: Lenzoloto IFRS net loss up in H1 2017

The net loss of Russian gold producer Lenzoloto tripled to 1.072 billion rubles in January-June, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said in a statement on August 24. The pre-tax loss also tripled to 1.091 billion rubles, income from sales fell by 17.5%, to 2.396 billion rubles, including income from gold…

Ukraine: steel, rolled metal and pig iron output up in July 2017

In July Ukraine, not counting the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea, Sevastopol and the ATO zone, produced 975 thousand tons of steel (without continuous cast semi-finished products), up by 7.8% YoY and by 16.5% MoM. According to the State Statistics Service, steel output in January-July decreased by 7.3% YoY, to 6175 thousand tons. Pig iron…