Tajikistan: blackout cost TALCO $8 million in 2016

Last year’s blackout has reportedly cost the Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO) more than $8 million. Over the first two months of this year, Tajik aluminum smelter has reduced aluminum production by 36.3% YoY, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies (MoINT). In January-February, TALCO produced only 16,300 tons of primary aluminum, down by…

Ukraine: AMKR to spend UAH 2.7 billion of 2016 profit on production development

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih (Dniepropetrovsk region) will not pay dividends for 2016, but will direct net profit in the amount of UAH 2.704 billion for development of production. According to a plant press release, this decision was made at an annual general meeting of shareholders on April 27. The shareholders heard the reports of the…

Russia: Mechel not taking into account DEMZ assets

Mechel has stopped taking into account the assets of Donetsk Electrometallurgical Works as they have been seized by the militants and lost all their value. “On June 25, 2016 the so-called council of ministers of the terrorist organization Donetsk People’s Republic on the basis of Donetsk Electrometallurgical Works created the state enterprise Yuzovka Iron and…

Russia: NLMK Board approves AGM agenda

The Board of Directors of NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the EU and the USA, held a meeting on April 28, during which the agenda for the Annual General Shareholder Meeting (AGM) to be held on June 2, was approved. The list of persons entitled to participate at the AGM…

Russia: gold mining in Kolyma to increase

Kolyma is in the TOP-3 gold miners in Russia, occupying the first position in alluvial gold and silver. The Magadan region also has considerable deposits of copper, tungsten, tin, molybdenum and other mineral resources. In 2016 the region yielded 27.9 tons of gold and 889.2 tons of silver, alluvial gold mining hit another record –…