Ukraine: Electrostal idle in October 2019

In January-October Electrostal decreased continuous cast billet manufacture almost 4-fold YoY, to 73 thousand tons. In January-September output dropped 3.3-fold. Since then the company has not produced anything. In October the works was idle. In September 1 thousand tons of billets were produced, and then the company ceased operation due to unfavorable situation on metal…

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Ukraine: Zaporizhstal appoints new CEO

Zaporizhstal shareholders have appointed Alexander Mironenko a new CEO instead of Rostislav Shurma. Mironenko came to Metinvest in 2007 from Smart-Holding. In 2007-2010 he worked at Promet Steel (Bulgaria), and in 2010-2019 in the Metinvest operational direction. He has been a member of the supervisory boards at Yenakievo By-Product Coke Enterprise and Promet Steel, and…

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Russia: state scrap to be sold via exchange

The Federal Antimonopoly Service has suggested selling all the scrap of state companies via exchanges. Since state companies are not always involved in procurement, the Service suggests purchasing services to process and sell scrap at auctions organized by commodity exchanges. The Service also plans to create a single electronic system on scrap. This is not…

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