Uzbekistan: production of carbon steel wire with Chinese technology launched

The Uzbekistan Iron and Steel Works (Uzmetkombinat) has launched the country’s first production of carbon steel wire (wire rod). The implementation of this project will make it possible to produce import-substituting products worth at least $43.7 million a year, and to increase the annual export potential of the plant by 30,000-50,000 tons of products with…

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Kazakhstan: 1,500 people to be employed after commissioning of Pavlodar Electrolysis Plant second phase

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev puts high hopes on construction of the second phase of Pavlodar-based Electrolysis Plant. “This project will enable us to attract 150 billion tenge of investments till 2023 and aluminum production will rise 2-fold,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said at the meeting with the staff of the plant. In his words, up to…

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Ukraine: Ferrexpo charity probed on possible money-laundering

Ukraine is investigating whether a charitable foundation set up primarily to coordinate London-listed Ferrexpo Plc’s philanthropic activities was used to launder money and evade taxes. Officials of Blooming Land Charitable Foundation abused their powers to seek “illicit benefits”, damaging state interests, a Ukraine prosecutor said in a court filing in Kyiv in February. Blooming Land…

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