Kyrgyzstan: First Longstop Date under strategic agreement on Kumtor repeatedly extended

Centerra Gold Inc. has agreed with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to further extend the First Longstop Date under the Strategic Agreement for Environmental Protection and Investment Promotion previously entered into with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on September 11, 2017. The First Longstop Date under the Strategic Agreement originally expired on April…

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Russia: NLMK output up in H1 2018

In January-June NLMK produced 6.49 million tons of steel, up by 3% YoY. Pig iron output totaled 6.15 million tons, up by 7%. Galvanized rolled metal manufacture grew by 19%, to 424 thousand tons. Transformer steel output reached 54 thousand tons, up by 28%. In June the 2000-mill set a daily output record of 20.78…

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Belarus: specialists searching for gold in Sudan

Belarusian specialists are busy doing geological prospecting work for the sake of gold extraction in Sudan, Belarusian Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Andrei Khmel reported on July 19. The agreement on inviting Belarusian specialists to search for and extract gold in Sudan was reached as Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko visited the country. “A…

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