Russia: banks gold purchases down in 2018

Gold purchases by Russian banks fell by 4.5%, to 195.85 tons in 2018, which accounted for 69% of all produced gold, a source in the Finance Ministry reported on January 22. “Besides, domestic banks signed sales contracts for gold for the same amount, 195.89 tons, in 2016. VTB, Gazprombank, Sberbank and Otkritie Financial Corporation (FC)…

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Russia: PMH pig iron output up in 2018

In 2018 the Industrial Metallurgical Holding enterprises increased output. Thus, Tulachermet produced 2.34 million tons of pig iron, up by 3% YoY. The company operated two furnaces, which were repaired in July-August 2017 and in August 2018. Coalmining enterprises had a task of decreasing ash content in coal. The Butovskaya mine was able to decrease…

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