Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzaltyn refutes reports on Kumtor getting additional land

Information that the government of Kyrgyzstan, under a new agreement with Centerra Gold, allegedly agreed to allocate 16,000 hectares of land in Sarychat-Ertash nature reserve for gold mining appeared on social networking websites. Chairman of Kyrgyzaltyn OJSC Almaz Alimbekov denied the information. According to him, the territory of the concessional area, including 16,000 hectares, is…

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Ukraine: metal output up in August 2019

In August Ukraine increased steel output by 8.5% MoM, to 1.936 million tons. Pig iron manufacture grew by 10.5%, to 1.819 million tons, and rolled metal – by 3.6%, to 1.568 million tons. In January-August Ukraine produced 14.65 million tons of steel, 13.71 million tons of pig iron and 12.55 million tons of rolled metal,…

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