Ukraine: coal output to double

“In a year and a half we intend to double coal output in Ukraine”, the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik announced. All the salary debts to miners will be cleared by January 1, 2017, he added. “The ministry has fulfilled its obligations on settling salary payments, and we expect miners to honor…

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Ukraine: Metinvest expecting steel consumption to increase in 2017

In 2017 Ukraine will consume 4.6 million tons of steel, up by 7% YoY. “We see activity increase in construction, agriculture and machine-building. So we expect steel consumption to increase by 5-10%, by 7% on average”, Metinvest marketing director Roman Kurashev said. Construction and machine-building will become the main drivers behind the consumption growth. In…

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Tajikistan: TALCO almost stopped

The Tajik Aluminum Company still experiences the aftermath of the emergency electricity cut off and calculates losses. “On October 28, because of the electricity cut off in some regions, TALCO was left without light”, information department director Igor Sattarov reported. In September the company operated 303 electrolysis baths. TALCO specialists believe that the electricity cut…

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