Russia: Onexim to sell part of RUSAL stake

Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Group is preparing to sell part of a 17.02% stake in aluminum giant UC RUSAL on the market, Bloomberg reported citing sources familiar with the situation. Earlier Bloomberg reported citing sources that RUSAL was considering selling up to 20% of its new shares in London. The company sees good possibilities…

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Russia: VSMPO-Avisma puts own furnace into operation

VSMPO-Avisma has put a new homogenizing furnace into operation.

This is the fifth machine to be constructed in shop No. 1.

The furnace was designed, constructed, assembled and put into operation by the company specialists.

The homogenizing or the artificial ageing improves the metal structure. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: anthracite stocks up

On February 5-8, the anthracite coal stocks at Ukraine’s thermal power plants increased by 18 thousand tons, or by 2%, to 876 thousand tons. According to the national power-generating company Ukrenergo, as of late February 5, there was 1609 thousand tons of coal at the warehouses, including 858 thousand tons of anthracite, with 186 thousand…

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