Russia: PMH output down in Q1 2018

In January-March PMH-Ugol mined 798 thousand tons of coking coal, up by 22% YoY. According to the holding statement, the increase has to do with the mines named after Tikhov and the second stage of Butovskaya mine, commissioned in May 2017, gradually reaching full capacity. Coal concentrate output at Berezovskaya factory grew by 4%, to…

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Russia: Jamaica to cancel RUSAL’s control over local company

The Jamaican government can cancel Russian aluminum producer RUSAL’s control over West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) due to the recent U.S. sanctions against the company, Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague declared. “Despite UC RUSAL’s intention to continue to operate as normal, the Ministry of Transport and Mining’s analyses indicate that normal operations will…

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Ukraine: Ukrmetallurgprom and U.S. World Steel Dynamics sign memorandum of cooperation

Ukrainian steelmakers’ association Ukrmetallurgprom and U.S.-based World Steel Dynamics have signed a memorandum of cooperation. This agreement can make Ukraine an international platform in Europe for industry representatives from around the world. The parties intend to introduce the practice of international industry forums and conferences for leading market experts to share experience. The cooperation opens…

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