Russia: Fitch improves Metalloinvest ratings

Fitch Ratings has improved Metalloinvest ratings to BB+ with stable outlook from BB positive. The move reflects the strong operational profile of the company with the strategic focus on high-added value products, competitive position, considerable liquidity, and increase of financial indexes, as well as takes into account of the company progress in improving corporate management.…

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Russia: Rusal output down in Q1 2019

In January-March, Rusal decreased aluminum manufacture by 0.3% YoY, to 928 thousand tons. Siberian plants accounted for 93% of the aluminum manufactured. Sales totaled 989.6 thousand tons, with high-added value products sales down by 22.2%, to 259 thousand tons. Average price decreased by 7.8% QoQ, to $1949 per ton. Aluminum foil and packaging production dropped…

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