Russia: MMK places $500-million Eurobonds

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (“MMK”), one of the largest steel suppliers in Russia rated Baa2 (Moody’s) / BBB (Fitch) / BBB- (S&P), returned to the international market after more than 15 years with a successful placement of 5-year $500-million Eurobonds with an annual coupon rate of 4.375% payable semi-annually. The proceeds of the issue…

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Russia: NLMK Group and Fort Ross Ventures sign cooperation agreement

NLMK Group, a global steel company, and venture capital firm Fort Ross Ventures, a partner of Sberbank, have penned an agreement to cooperate to support innovations. Under the agreement, Fort Ross Ventures will provide NLMK Group with information on projects related to the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence technologies, cyber-security, cloud technologies, etc., that will…

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Ukraine: agreement between Metinvest and Air Liquide important signal for investors

During the visit to the PJSC “Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works”, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky took part in the ceremony of signing the investment contract between Metinvest Holding and Air Liquide on the construction of the air-distributing complex. The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont,…

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Kyrgyzstan: relevant committee supports bill banning uranium mining

Members of the Committee on Agrarian Policy, Water Resources, Ecology and Regional Development of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan adopted in first reading a bill banning uranium mining in Kyrgyzstan. The document was initiated by Altynbek Sulaimanov, Almambet Shykmamatov, Kanat Kerezbekov, Myktybek Abdyldaev, Baktybek Turusbekov, Dastan Bekeshev and Altynbek Zhunus uulu. “Over the years of development…

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