Russia: RMK and MMK to increase environment protection investments

According to Russian Copper Company environment, labor safety and industrial safety department director Natalia Gonchar, in 2017 the company intends to invest 1.6 billion rubles into environment protection (1.3 billion invested in 2016). The money will be spent on the protection of air, water, soil, and waste treatment. Moreover, Karabashmed, a part of RMK, environment…

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Ukraine to get ATO zone coal through Belarus

The initiative to prohibit coal imports from Russia could lead to the creation of a new scheme of coal deliveries from the temporarily uncontrolled territories. According to the political scientist Alexei Yakubin, deliveries from uncontrolled territories will not be stopped, but the scheme will change. “Ukraine has no alternatives to the coal mined there. So…

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Russia: ETPZ buying ETZ assets

The first and the main manufacturing site of the Engels Pipe Works (ETZ) has been sold to the Engels Pipe-Rolling Works (ETPZ) for 104.8 million rubles. ETPZ also purchased the right to claim receivables. The right for 444.8 million rubles was purchased for the mere 9.1 million rubles. It should be noted that the ETPZ…

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