Armenia: PM reveals bizarre story surrounding VTB Bank – Vallex Group dispute over copper mine

PM Nikol Pashinyan has presented details surrounding the existing situation at the Teghut Copper and Molybdenum Mine (Lori province) and the Alaverdi Copper Smelting Plant. Speaking in parliament, the PM presented how the situation developed in the first place. According to Pashinyan, the VTB Bank lent $380 million to the Teghut mine and Vallex Group,…

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Russia: ChTPZ pipes sales down in 2018

In 2018 the ChTPZ pipes enterprises – Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Works and Pervouralsky Novotrubniy Works – sold 1.92 million tons of pipes, down by 3.7% YoY. The decrease is due to the completion of large diameter pipes deliveries for the Nord Stream-2 construction. Deliveries to the Russian market grew by 1.2%, to 1.42 million tons, including…

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