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
NLMK Group (LSE: NLMK; MOEX: NLMK) is pleased to announce that it 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…Details
Moscow, 30 April 2019 – RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, announces its operating results for the first quarter 2019 (“1Q19”). Key highlights Aluminium Aluminium production in 1Q19 totaled 928 thousand tonnes (-1.6% quarter-on-quarter (“QoQ”)), with Siberian smelters representing 93% of total aluminium output; In 1Q19, aluminium sales amounted to 896 thousand tonnes. In 1Q19…Details
RUSAL (486 Hong Kong, RUAL Moscow Exchange), one of the largest aluminium producers in the world, will plant 500 thousand trees in the Irkutsk region, as part of the Company’s climate strategy on greenhouse gas absorption. During the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, RUSAL, the Federal Forestry Agency and the Government of the Irkutsk region signed…Details
The Gornaya mine in Lugansk region is operating in emergency mode and could drown because of electricity debts.
Since August 1 the Pervomayskugol mine has not been able to operate in normal mode.
The mine is also lacking spare parts.
If the situation is not stabilized, the mine will be flooded. (Ukrainian metal)
Rustechnogroup has paid a multi-million tax debt after the regional bailiffs arrested the company fleet. The Belgorod-based enterprise of the company producing construction metal structures owed 5.4 million rubles of taxes. The bailiffs asked to arrest the company accounts and prohibit any registration activities with its cars. As of today all the prohibitions have been…Details
Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has received a set of power machinery for the copper foil electrolysis shop under construction. In particular, the company has received two out of six rectifiers and four dry transformers with the capacity of 3.2 MW each. The machinery will be assembled when the construction works in the new shop are…Details
In January-July 386.5 million tons of cargo were transported in Ukraine, up by 8.5% YoY. According to the State Statistics Service, railroad accounted for 152.1 million tons of cargo, down by 0.9%. The transportation of ferrous scrap dropped by 16.4%, of coke – by 13.7%, of coal – by 5.7% and of ferrous metals –…Details
Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex in January-July decreased iron ore output by 13% YoY, to 2.519 million tons.
In July output grew by 391 thousand tons from 378 thousand tons in June.
In 2018 the company produced 4.581 million tons of ore, down by 9.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)