Russia: Rusal to issue Panda bonds

Rusal has announced that it has registered its prospectus for a Renminbi denominated bonds issue (Panda bonds), totaling up to 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) with a tenor of 7 years. Rusal becomes the first overseas company with global operations outside of China that is seeking to offer bonds to investors within the Chinese debt…

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Ukraine: coal consumption up in 2016

In 2016 thermal power plants and steam power plants increased coal consumption by 9.4% YoY, or by 2.7 million tons, to 31.338 million tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, in December 2016 coal consumption increased by 22.3% YoY, or by 575.1 thousand tons, to 3.151 million tons. In 2015 TPPs and…

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Ukraine: metal output up in January 2017

In January Ukraine produced 2.1 million tons of steel, up by 9% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, rolled metal output increased by 10%, to 1.86 million tons, of pig iron – remained on January 2016 level – 1.91 million tons. Coke production dropped by 7%, to 1 million tons. In 2016 Ukraine produced 24.2 million tons…

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