Russia: Rusal net profit up in 2017

The net profit of Rusal in 2017 increased by 3.6% YoY, to $1.222 billion. According to the company statement, EBITDA grew by 42.4%, to $2.12 billion, while revenue increased by 24.9%, to $7.224 billion. The company net debt as of December 31, 2017 was $7.649 billion, down by 9.2%. Rusal accounts for around 7% of…

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Kazakhstan: EDB to fund coal production

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and Bogatyr Komir Company signed a loan agreement to finance Bogatyr Komir’s investment program aimed at modernizing coal production processes at the Bogatyr mine, the press service of EDB said in a message. The document was signed by Andrey Beliyaninov, Chairman of the Management Board, from the EDB, and Murat…

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Russia: KMAruda passes ISO and OHSAS audits

KMAruda has passed the audit for the correspondence to ISO 9001:2015 (quality management), ISO 14001:2015 (environment management system) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (professional safety and health management). The certification audit was carried out by SGS Vostok Ltd., a Russian subsidiary of SGS (Switzerland). KMAruda started implementing the management systems in early 2017. “The granting of the…

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