Russia: ChTPZ earnings up in H1 2017

In January-June ChTPZ Group received 72.566 billion rubles, up by 6% YoY. Gross profit decreased by 21%, to 17.297 billion rubles, EBITDA – 11.001 billion rubles. In H1 the group profits totaled 2.101 billion rubles (5.81 billion rubles in H1 2016). In January the group was able to refinance its consortium loan of 75.689 billion…

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Russia: new cold-rolled sheet standard to be implemented in 2018

According to the Federal Agency on technical regulation and metrology (Rosstandart), the GOST R 52146-2003 “The cold-rolled sheet and cold-rolled dip-galvanized sheet with polymer coating from continuous lines. Technical conditions” has been terminated, and a new standard GOST 34180-2017 “Cold-rolled steel sheet and cold-rolled dip-galvanized sheet with polymer coating from continuous lines. Technical conditions” has…

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Ukraine: VostGOK miners on strike

On August 16, Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works uranium miners went on a strike. The ore mining and salary payment were stopped three months ago because of the expiry of the license to use subsoil resources. The company received the license 20 years ago and now it has expired. But the State Service on geology…

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