Russia: EZOTsM developing new products for car manufacturers

In 2018 Yekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works will continue developing new types of products for Russian and foreign car and electronics manufacturers. Some products will be unique for Russia. In particular the company is developing the wire and electrodes of iridium and its alloys. The company is also working on the thermocouple wire made of…

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Russia: Putin plans no meetings with metals firms on new taxes yet

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin does not plan an extraordinary meeting with business representatives to discuss the situation in the industry, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov reported. “No such meetings have been scheduled yet because the president has not approved any decision. The president agreed that the issue should be considered by the government’s experts,” he said.…

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Ukraine: titanium-containing ore and concentrate exports down in January-July 2018

In January-July Ukraine decreased exports of titanium-containing ores and concentrate by 2.5% YoY, to 344.26 thousand tons, valued at $70.381 million, up by 24.1% YoY According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importers of the products were Turkey (23.65%), the Czech Republic (20.39%) and Russia (13.6%). In 7 months Ukraine imported titanium-containing ore and…

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Kazakhstan: coal price up in EKR

The price of coal has more than doubled and amounted to 17,000 tenges in some areas of the East Kazakhstan region. “Its growth for the end user is significantly influenced by railway tariffs and surcharges of intermediary organizations. The main volume of coal for municipal consumers is sold through the commodity exchange,” Kazakh Energy Ministry…

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