Ukraine: EU to cancel steel rope duty

Ukraine expects the European Union to cancel the antidumping duty on the import of steel ropes after almost 19 years, the deputy economy development and trade minister, the trade representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolskaya wrote on her Facebook page. She noted, these were the last antidumping measures against Ukrainian export to EU. “These measures resulted…

Ukraine: Zasyadko mine resumes operation after shelling

The mine named after Zasyadko in the pro-Russian terrorist-occupied Donetsk resumed operation after shelling. “The energy supply to the mine has been restored, the miners started working”, the separatist media report. The mine was cut off from electricity on January 31, following intense shelling. Some 200 miners remained underground. During the day they have all…

Russia: TMK to raise 10.4 billion rubles

Russian oil and gas pipe maker TMK plans to sell 139 million common shares at 75 rubles per paper during a secondary public offering (SPO) to raise about 10.417 billion rubles from the placement, the company said in a statement. Earlier TMK said it launched the SPO to offer up to 139 million common shares…

Ukraine: Lvivugol miners get December 2016 salary in full

The state enterprise Lvivugol has received 14.7 million UAH for the sale of coal.

“All the money was spent to pay salary to miners. They have received their December 2016 salary in full”, the energy and fuel department of the Lviv state regional administration reported. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Yakutugol gets new excavators

Yakutugol, a part of Mechel, has purchased two new excavators EKG-18 for the operation at its Neryugrinsky mine. The new machinery was purchased within the program of technical modernization of the enterprise. The cost of the two machines is around 1.2 billion rubles. The first excavator will be put into operation in March. The excavators…

Russia: ferrosilicon output down in 2016

In 2016 Russia produced 941 thousand tons of ferrosilicon, down by 11% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in December 2016 ferrosilicon output totaled 95.4 thousand tons, up by 15.7% YoY and by 144.9% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: BoAZ and SFMZ fined

The Federal Service of ecological, technical and nuclear supervision has fined Boguchansk Aluminum Works and Sorsk Ferromolybdenum Works. BoAZ was checked on November 28 – December 23, 2016 and fined for 40 thousand rubles for illegal construction of heating power plants. While SFMZ was accused of violations of the waterworks safety operation, and fined for…

Ukraine: Interpipe sales down in 2016

In 2016 Interpipe sold 572 thousand tons of products, down by 5% YoY. According to the company statement, pipe sales dropped by 10%, while wheel sales went up by 22%. The export share in sales reached 75%. Interpipe sold 458 thousand tons of pipes in 2016. Ukraine and Europe saw the highest growth in consumption.…

Russia: Rusal completes debut Eurobond offering

Rusal has completed the debut offering of Eurobond with the following key terms: principal amount of $600 million, tenor 5 years, coupon rate 5.125% per annum. The bond proceeds will be used to refinance some of Rusal’s existing pre-export finance facility and improve the company debt maturity profile. «The company received very strong demand for…

Russia: TMK SPO bid book oversubscribed

The bid book for the secondary public offering of Russian oil and gas pipe producer TMK was oversubscribed under the current guidance range, a banking source reported. The company guided investors for a pre-market placement price of 74.5 rubles per security. The bid book will be closed at 7.00 p.m. Moscow time on February 7,…