SSAB to Lay Off in Finnish Operations

SSAB has started to explore flexibility measures related to staffing adjustments at the end of August and initiated employer-employee negotiations in its Finnish operations concerning potential temporary lay-offs of a maximum of 90 days. The negotiations have now ended and there will be a temporary lay-off need averaging 2-3 weeks in 2019. The temporary layoffs…

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Ukraine: payments of royalties from iron ore production up in 2012-2018

Ukrainian steelmakers’ association Ukrmetprom says that payments of royalties from mining iron ore increased almost 5-fold from 2012 to 2018. At the same time, payments of royalties from minerals of state importance, including ore, increased only 1.6-fold, while those from crude oil production 1.1-fold. The Servant of the People Party parliamentary faction proposes a change…

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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/09: LME nickel price bucks downward trend with 0.7% gain

The three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was higher during morning trading on Wednesday September 18, edging back above the $17,000-per-tonne resistance level despite moderate turnover, while the rest of the complex consolidated lower. Nickel’s outright price was recently seen at $17,170 per tonne, while trading volumes over the morning were modest at…

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