Russia: gold output up in February 2020

Russia’s production of unrefined, semi-refined or powdered gold rose by 4.5% YoY and by 3.4% MoM in February, the Federal State Statistics Service said in a report on March 17. In January-February, gold production rose by 6.3% YoY. In 2019, gold production grew by 17%. No absolute figures were disclosed. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

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Russia: NLMK introduces digital assistant for suppliers

NLMK Group, a global steel company, has launched a “virtual assistant” pilot: a digital service for real-time interaction with suppliers and optimization of standard supply chain operations. The virtual assistant, powered by QUBO dialogue system, is a chat-bot integrated in the corporate website. The assistant replies to questions received from suppliers about participation in procurement…

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