Russia: Severstal planning new investments

Severstal announced details of its 2017 capital investment program, which highlighted its operational excellence and long-term competitiveness. In 2017 Severstal plans to invest approximately 43 billion rubles across the business. This investment will primarily focus on developing key areas of the company’s strategy including cost control, increasing production of high-value added products and enhancing safety…

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Russia: Mechel-koks to be shut down

The Rosprirodnadzor (the Federal service of supervision in environment) has found out that Mechel-koks works in Chelyabinsk has been polluting the air. The service ruled the polluting equipment to be shut down. The service is preparing documents for the court to shut down the works for 90 days. Mechel-koks does not agree with the service…

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Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich CEO says Ukrzaliznytsia secretly raising tariffs

The Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works will have additional expenses of 700 million UAH following the increase of railroad tariffs, and 10% of its products will become profitless, the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko said. “In case of another tariff increase 10% of our 2017 orders will automatically become profitless. Why? Because the prime cost…

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Ukraine: EU to cancel steel rope duty

Ukraine expects the European Union to cancel the antidumping duty on the import of steel ropes after almost 19 years, the deputy economy development and trade minister, the trade representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolskaya wrote on her Facebook page. She noted, these were the last antidumping measures against Ukrainian export to EU. “These measures resulted…

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