Ukraine: wages at Sukhaya Balka up

The salary of Evraz Sukhaya Balka miners was increased by 20% from May 19.

“As the result of the May 10-11 strike with the demand to increase salary, the company decided to increase wages by 20%”, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union Mikhail Volynets wrote on his Facebook page. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nordgold gets $75-million loan from UniCredit

Nordgold has concluded an agreement with UniCredit Bank on the $75-million loan. “The company is successfully implementing its long-term strategic and operational goals, and the loan agreement with the UniCredit Group bank demonstrates our financial stability and opulence. We are glad of the cooperation with the bank and look forward to mutually beneficial work”, Nordgold…

Ukraine: anthracite consumption to fall

In 2017 Ukrainian energy sphere will consume some 7 million tons of anthracite coal as opposed to 10.5 million tons in 2016. “The difference of 3.5 million tons is covered by gas-generating coal”, the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik said. At present there is a surplus of gas coal. “The warehouses stock…

Russia: Buryatzoloto earnings down in Q1 2017

In January-March Buryatzoloto, a part of Nordgold, sold 1.1 billion rubles worth of gold, down from 2.4 billion rubles in Q1 2016. The company received 734 million rubles of net losses against 147 million rubles of net income last year. According to the company statement, the decrease is connected with the fall in key output.…

Russia: SteelAsia to buy metal

SteelAsia Manufacturing Corp. (the Philippines) has concluded an agreement with two Russian companies aiming at long-term cooperation with them. Under the $250 million contract Evraz will annually supply 50 thousand tons of billets to SteelAsia works in Davao City and in the Bulakan province. In Q1 the group purchased 240 thousand tons of Russian billets…

Russia: MMK turns into public JSC

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works held an annual meeting of the shareholders. They have approved of the annual report and the accounting report for 2016, as well as decided to pay dividends for 2016 in the amount of 1.242 rubles per share. Earlier the shareholders received dividends for the first half of 2016 in the…

Russia: GPTI to produce seamless pipes

Gazpromtrubinvest intends to enter the new segments of the market, where the pipes, which cannot be welded, are used. Thus the company will build a seamless pipe manufacture. A three-roll technology will be used to reach the precision of the welded products. After the construction is complete, GPTI will have a unique manufacturing complex to…