Global trends on switch to low-carbon and “green” economy directly affect the volume of coal consumption in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development reported. “Notwithstanding this fact the coal industry goes on being one of the most important resource spheres of economy. The share of coal industry to country’s GDP amounts to 0.3%,…Details
Severniy Mining and Processing Works has provided 3.2 million UAH for the reconstruction of a square and a shopping mall in the Damansky micro-district in the city of Krivoy Rog. The square and the building, which houses a post office, a bank and shops, were constructed in early 1980s, but had not been repaired since.…Details
Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works has signed a major long-term agreement to supply wire to RZD Trading House, the RZD procurement division. The new agreement is valid till March 2022. Under the contract BMK will supply over 43 thousand tons of high-strength wire for the ferroconcrete sleepers reinforcing. The first batch has already been shipped.…Details
On August 21 the electric arc shop No. 1 of Belarus Iron and Steel Works produced the 55-millionth ton of steel. It took the enterprise almost 35 years to reach the mark. In January-July BMZ produced 1.5 million tons of steel, up by 12% YoY. Over 83% of steel produced was exported to 63 countries.…Details
Gaysky Mining and Processing Works has started constructing a crushing and conveyer complex. The work is carried out deep below the surface – at the depth of 1275-1340 meters. The network of conveyer galleries and crushing units will crush and transport ore from the low horizons to the Ekspluatatsionnaya mine shaft. Investments in the first…Details
Gazprom fears that quotas for hot-rolled metal of Ukrainian and South Korean origin will result in the large diameter pipes price increase and the monopolization of the sphere. Thus, the gas monopoly has joined a list of those not in favor of the EEC decision. The decision of the European Economic Commission to impose a…Details
In June Russia exported 1.17 million tons of semi-finished steel products, down by 14% YoY, but up by 4.2% MoM. According to the Federal Customs Statistics, since March exports have been falling. In January-June Russia exported 7.58 million tons of steel semis, down by 7% YoY. Taiwan was the main customer, accounting for 24% of…Details
NLMK Group has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainable development and corporate social responsibility initiative. As a participant of the UN Global Compact, NLMK Group voluntarily commits to align its operations and strategy with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and to take…Details
The core shareholders of the Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel are not discussing changes of its dividend policy as the market is favorable enough for the fulfillment of all liabilities, CFO Sergei Malyshev announced. The company amended its dividend policy in 2016 to pay dividends twice a year in an amount depending on the ratio…Details
A rock slid in the Novo-Kalyinskaya mine of the North Urals Bauxite Mine (SUBR), a subsidiary of Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL in the Sverdlovsk region, blocking one miner, a spokeswoman for the regional Prosecutor General’s Office reported. “It was preliminarily established that a rockburst happened in the Novo-Kalyinskaya mine owned by JSC SUBR, a…Details
Electricity consumption in January-July dropped by 0.4% YoY, to 88.169 billion kW-h.
According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, industrial companies decreased electricity consumption by 0.9%, to 29.948 billion kW-h.
In particular, the metal industry decreased consumption by 0.9%, to 17.153 billion kW-h. (Ukrainian metal)
NEW DELHI: As India’s consumption breakdown begins to bite, the focus is firmly shifting to the four big buttresses that once kept the consumer economy rolling but are now floundering. Traditionally, the bulls have emerged from the shadows whenever these four have had good numbers to show. When they haven’t, the bears have taken over.…Details
Business Standard reported that UK based alternative investment manager that specialises in turning around underperforming facilities Nithia Capital has identified around 15 stressed steel assets in India for acquisition. While Nithia has zeroed in on about 15 assets, it is not planning to acquire all of them. Although they are all stressed assets, not all…Details
Turkey’s steel end-product consumption totaled 12.3 million tonnes in January-June 2019, down by 32.3% compared with the same period 2018, according to the Turkish Steel Producers’ Association (TÇÜD).
Turkey’s steel end-product consumption totaled 12.3 million tonnes in January-June 2019, down by 32.3% compared with the same period 2018, according to the Turkish Steel Producers’ Association (TÇÜD). Turkey consumed 5.3 million tonnes of finished long steel products, down by 41.1% compared with January-June 2018. Flat steel end-product consumption was 7 million tonnes in the…Details
The prognosis for the Brazilian steel market is unchanged. Distributors plan to persevere with conservative inventory levels, reflecting a seasonal slowdown in end-user demand. Shipments to companies in construction related activities is weak. Steel price support from export demand is limited. In Russia, steel consuming engineering and manufacturing firms are reluctant to increase production capacity…Details
NLMK Lipetsk, NLMK Group’s flagship production site, has delivered electrical non-grain oriented (NGO, or dynamo) steel to Ruselprom (Russian Electrotechnical Group), a leading manufacturer and supplier of electrical machinery in Russia. NLMK’s NGO steel will be used to manufacture generators for the Azov wind farm, Rostov region’s first-ever renewable energy project. The 90 MW Azov…Details
Deloitte CIS has completed an assessment of MMK’s digital maturity and transformation potential as part of MMK’s digitalisation strategy. The joint team applied Deloitte’s global experience to analyse MMK’s current digital initiatives and future potential. Currently, as part of the Company’s Industry 4.0 initiative, MMK is implementing more than 20 projects, dozens have been completed…Details
NLMK Group 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 enable the company to…Details
RUSAL and Braidy Industries will construct a green field aluminium rolling mill in Ashland, Kentucky
RUSAL and Braidy Industries Inc., a US-based holding company which owns both Veloxint, an MIT-incubated lightweighting solutions company, and NanoAl, a Northwestern University incubated materials research and technology company, announced an intent to establish a joint project in Ashland, Kentucky, USA to produce flat rolled aluminium products for the US automotive industry. The design capacity…Details
BHP Group posted its largest annual profit in five years and record full-year dividends, but its share price eased as the world’s biggest miner flagged global economic headwinds that could hit demand for its key commodities, iron ore and copper. Both profit and dividends slightly undershot expectations as BHP (BHP.AX) kept cash in its coffers…Details
NEW DELHI: Indian startups with turnover in excess of Rs 25 crore may have to pay income tax even though they may be eligible for the three-year tax holiday announced by the government. That’s because under tax laws, the threshold for exemption remains at Rs 25 crore. It has not yet been enhanced to Rs…Details
A slowdown in production at the ArcelorMittal Tin Mill in Weirton will result in nearly 100 workers expected to be laid off in phases beginning this week. ArcelorMittal said “In order to maintain its position as a competitive and sustainable tin plate producer, ArcelorMittal Weirton will lay off approximately 100 employees for an indefinite period…Details
Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday August 21 that are worth another look.
Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday August 21 that are worth another look. Swiss trading house Trafigura has begun blending copper concentrates in Malaysia, with small batches of output being offered to the market, Fastmarkets has learned. Zinc premiums in the United States widened upward in the week to Tuesday…Details
Global crude stainless steel production is predicted to reach a new record annual total of 53.1 million tonnes, in 2019. This would exceed the previous high figure, set last year, by more than 4.6 percent. Despite strong expansion in emerging countries, such as India and Indonesia, Chinese growth continues to outstrip the world average. MEPS’…Details