Ukraine: HBI purchases down in January-July 2017

In January-July Ukrainian metal companies decreased hot-briquetted iron imports by 96.7% YoY, to 1.47 thousand tons. According to the customs statistics of the State Fiscal Service, in monetary terms imports decreased by 94.8%, to $389 thousand. All the metal arrived from Russia. Ukraine neither exports nor re-exports HBI. The largest HBI manufacturer in CIS is…

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Russia: RMC to raise $100 million for cryptocurrency mining

Russian Mining Company created by Internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev and microelectronics producer Mikron’s President Boris Zyryanov plans to raise $100 million to invest in development of a processor for cryptocurrency miners, Marinichev said. Another founder of Russian Mining Company, founder of electronics retailer Sunrise Sergei Bobylev, said that the processor would make production of cryptocurrencies…

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