Ukraine: scrap 5% duty cancelled

The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has cancelled the 5% import duty on ferrous scrap. The new decree stipulates the zero imports duty instead of the current 5%. According to the industry committee head Victor Halasyuk, this is the second part of the help to the mining-metallurgical complex. “Our first step was to increase the export…

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Russia: Norilsk Nickel signs 5-year $500 million credit facility

PJSC “MMC “Norilsk Nickel” has signed of a 5-year $500 million committed revolving back-stop credit facility (RCF) with a syndicate of international banks. Commerzbank AG, HSBC Bank plc, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and UniCredit Bank are acting as Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners. UniCredit Bank AG (London Branch) was appointed as Facility…

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