Ukraine: State Fiscal Service has claims to Metinvest GOKs

On May 15, the Dnepr District Administrative Court opened a case on the Severniy Mining and Processing Works demanding the Office of major taxpayers of the State Fiscal Service to cancel its decision to increase income tax by 112.8 million UAH. Central GOK sues the office because of the tax increase by 106.1 million UAH.…

Russia: Seligdar revenue down in Q1 2019

In January-March, Seligdar revenue dropped by 12.3% YoY, to 18.83 million rubles, with gold sales revenue down by 61.7%, to 2.313 million rubles. Sales losses totaled 72.106 million rubles. This year the company fell to the gross loss of 3.62 million rubles from the gross profit of 4.25 million rubles in Q1 2018. The net…

Russia: TMK revenue down in Q1 2019

In January-March, TMK EBITDA grew by 9% YoY, to $175 million. According to the company statement, revenue dropped by 1%, to $12.57 billion, with gross profit up by 6%, to $235 million. Compared to Q4 2018, EBITDA fell by 2%, and revenue by 1%, while gross profit increased by 5%. As of March 31, the…

Russia: Udmurtia governor visits Izhstal

Alexander Brechalov, governor of the Udmurtia Republic, has visited Izhstal under its industrial tourism program. In particular, he paid a visit to the electric arc shop. In 2010 a new steel smelting complex was commissioned in the shop. The complex consists of an arc furnace with the capacity of 40 tons of liquid metal, a…

Russia: RUSAL reregistering business in Kaliningrad

Russian aluminum producer RUSAL is reregistering the business in a special administrative zone in Kaliningrad, Yelena Bezdenezhnykh, vice-president for regional policies and government relations, said at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum. “RUSAL is relocating to Kaliningrad, as you know, there is reregistration,” Bezdenezhnykh said. “In this case this is one of the good examples…

Ukraine: 4 out of 5 UZ scrap auctions fail

On May 16, 4 auctions to sell scrap via the ProZorro system, organized by Ukrzaliznytsia, did not take place. The Ukrainian Railways intended to sell 8.7 thousand tons of scrap for 50.5 million UAH, 4.5 thousand tons for 25.3 million UAH, 7 thousand tons for 44.6 million UAH and 16.2 thousand tons for 103.7 million…