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  • 2007-06-06 13:28:57
    Bruno Bolfo in the Board of Directors
    OJSC Novolipetsk Steel  announces the results of voting at the Annual General Meeting held on June 5, 2007. NLMK’s shareholders approved the final dividend for 2006 of RUR 3.0 per ordinary share. Including the interim dividend of RUR 1.5 per ordinary share. Payment of ...
  • 2007-06-06 12:39:03
    NorNickel cheers investors with hefty dividend payouts of $6.80 per share
    NorNickel’s BoD recommended that the company’s shareholders approve at the June 28 AGM dividends of $6.80 (Rb 176) per share which is nearly twice as much as FY05 payouts. The cut-off date was May 15. It’s noteworthy that the company already disbursed hefty 9M06 dividends of ...
  • 2007-06-05 13:38:56
    Kamkabel and Electrocable: the urge to merge
    Kamkabel and Electrocable, two major players, have decided to pool their assets and form a holding. . As a result, this transaction will create Russia’s largest cable production holding in terms of copper used (over 100,000 tn a year). ...
  • 2007-06-05 11:17:41
    Net profit To Grow 250%
    OMZ (Uralmash-Izhora Group) has announced its audited consolidated financial results for 2006 in accordance with Russian Accounting Standards (RAS). According to the company’s financial results OMZ profit more than doubled in comparison with 2005. In 2006 the company’s ...
  • 2007-06-04 19:13:53
    Severstal Resurs and Corus have signed a three-year agreement for the supply of iron ore pellets
    Severstal Resurs will supply blast furnace pellets to Corus from its production unit, Karelsky Okatysh, located in Karelia Republic of Russia. The contract covers the sale of 3 million tons of iron ore pellets over a three-year period. Severstal and Corus have been working ...
  • 2007-06-04 15:56:14
    Norilsk Nickel Offer for LionOre Receives Australian Foreign Investment Review Board Approval
    OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel today announced that it has received notice that Norilsk Nickel’s proposed acquisition of control of LionOre Mining International Ltd. has been approved by the Australian Federal Treasurer under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 . The Federal ...
  • 2007-06-04 13:58:28
    RusAl is eyeing a stake in Norilsk Nickel
    This development immediately propped up the latter’s stock valuations. In our opinion, Rusal’s interest is most likely attributable to its aspiration to establish one of the largest mining companies worldwide. This news caused NorNickel to spike on Friday (up 7.2% as of 5:46 pm ...
  • 2007-06-04 12:27:55
    Evraz made an offer to acquire the entire share capital of Highveld
    Evraz Group S.A. today announced an offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation, other than those shares already held by Evraz, for a consideration of US$11.40 per Highveld share. At present Evraz owns approximately 54.1% of all outstanding ...
  • 2007-06-04 11:34:00
    Mechel announces commissioning of a new equipment complex at Beloretsk metallurgical plant
    JSC Mechel today announced that a modern equipment complex has been commissioned at its subsidiary, Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant to produce high-tensile stabilized reinforcing wire, which meets the world standards of quality. The project was implemented in line with Mechel’s ...
  • 2007-06-04 00:17:51
    Investment Program
    The Gazprom Management Committee has approved the updated key figures of the Gazprom Investment Program and draft Budget (Financial Plan) for 2007. Said draft documents are pending endorsement by the Board of Directors. Pursuant to the draft Investment Program, the total ...
  • 2007-06-04 00:01:03
    In Nigeria a group of militants attacked a residential community of UC RUSAL's employees
    Yesterday, in Nigeria, in the southern part of Ikot Abasi town a group of militants attacked a residential community of UC RUSAL's employees. 6 people have been kidnapped. The driver, who worked for ALSCON, was shot dead. The United Company is undertaking all possible measures to ...
  • 2007-05-31 08:40:58
    Norilsk Nickel Offer for LionOre Receives Approval from the Finnish Competition Authority
    OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel today announced that it has received a decision from the Finnish Competition Authority that Norilsk Nickel’s proposed acquisition of control of LionOre Mining International Ltd. which was notified in Finland on 16 May, 2007, has been approved under the Finnish ...
  • 2007-05-31 08:20:42
    Mechel announces opening the expansion of its Mechel Service in Izhevsk
    JSC Mechel Service is a trading company engaged in domestic sales of Mechel’s metal products whose subdivisions operate in 16 major constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The official opening ceremony was attended by Mechel Chief Executive Officer Igor Zyuzin, JSC Mechel ...
  • 2007-05-30 12:33:40
    OMK Starts Construction of Mill 5000
    Vyksa Steel Works (VSW, Nizhni Novgorod Region), part of United Metallurgical Company (OMK), has held a solemn ceremony dedicated to the launch of construction of Mill 5000. The attendees included Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the ...
  • 2007-05-29 12:31:39
    Russian Zinc Consumption and Production to Grow
    In the next five years, zinc consumption in Russia may nearly double up to 400,000 tons, stimulating domestic zinc mining and refining, Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant (CZP) Commercial Director Berislav Galovich said. Addressing conference participants, Mr. Galovich described the current zinc ...
  • 2007-05-25 12:49:03
    The Novosibirsk Tin Plant will pay Rb 3.00 per common share
    The BoD of Novosibirsk Tin Plant, Russia’s one and only tin producer, has advised shareholders to authorize FY06 dividends of $0.116 (Rb 3.00) per common share when they gather for the company’s AGM, scheduled for June 22. Assuming the shareholders ...
  • 2007-05-25 12:06:22
    Evraz to acquire 50% interest in Yuzhkuzbassugol
    Evraz Group S.A. (LSE: EVR) announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire outstanding 50% interest in Yuzhkuzbassugol from existing shareholders, representing the management of the coal company. The deal is subject to regulatory permissions and Evraz Board of Directors approval. ...
  • 2007-05-24 17:33:35
    Severstal buys a further 9% of Lucchini for Eur 85.2 million
    JSC Severstal (RTS: CHMF; LSE: SVST) today announces the purchase of a further 9 % stake in Lucchini SpA for €85,200,000. Lucchini produces high-quality steels and long products in Italy and France and has a European distribution network. Its markets include automotive and railways. ...
  • 2007-05-24 11:40:29
    Evraz Group declares 2006 final dividend
    Evraz Group S.A. (LSE: EVR) announces that the Company’s Board of Directors has recommended that the annual general meeting of shareholders to be held on June 20, 2007, approve a final dividend of US$3.30 per common share, or US$1.10 per GDR, in respect of the year ended December 31, ...
  • 2007-05-23 19:35:45
    Skoda JS Secures ASME Code Re-Certification
    Skoda JS, a part of OMZ (Uralmash-Izhora Group) announced that it has passed a re-certification audit ensuring conformity with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code for Skoda’s facilities for the production of equipment for nuclear power plants. The company ...
  • 2007-05-23 11:05:07
    Norilsk Nickel Increases its Offer for LionOre to Cdn$27.50 per Share
    OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel announced today that it will increase its offer to purchase all of the outstanding common shares of LionOre Mining International Ltd. (“LionOre”) (Toronto Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange symbol: “LIM”; London Stock Exchange ...
  • 2007-05-22 16:55:16
    The Board of Directors recommended to pay annual dividends in the amount of 4 roubles 30 kopecks per one share
    The Board of Directors recommended the General Meeting of TMK Shareholders to take decision on payment of annual dividends, based on 2006 Company results, in the amount of 4 roubles 30 kopecks per one share. Also, The Board of Directors made a decision to approve the agenda of the General ...
  • 2007-05-22 15:55:32
    Mechel announces winning the auction to acquire shares of Kuzbass Power Sales Company
    JSC Mechel announces winning the auction to acquire shares of Kuzbass Power Sales Company comprising 49% of the company's charter capital. Together with 1.2% of the shares owned by Mechel previously, its stake in Kuzbass Power Sales Company has increased to 50.2%. The acquisition of ...
  • 2007-05-22 14:13:01
    United Company has allocated USD 1.4 bln for 2007-2013
    UC RUSAL, the announces today a new initiative entitled Paving The Way To A Safer World, which is comprised of measures to reduce harmful impact on the environment and minimise climate change risks. This initiative is part of UC RUSAL’s wider strategy to secure its dynamic ...
  • 2007-05-21 13:40:50
    Basic Element Increases Its Share in Hochtief
    Basic Element increased its share in Hochtief AG (Essen, Germany) to 9.99%, reports press-center of Basic Element. Early this May, Basic Element affiliate Rasperia Trading Limited became a shareholder in Hochtief, by purchasing 3 percent of the company’s publicly traded ...
  • 2007-05-21 12:28:22
    UC RUSAL begins construction of Eurasia’s largest bauxite and alumina complex
    United Company RUSAL, the world’s largest producer of aluminium and alumina, today announced completion of a state Feasibility Study appraisal for the construction of Komi Aluminium Bauxite and Alumina Complex in the Komi Republic. Investments into the project will exceed US $1.5 ...
  • 2007-05-21 11:13:57
    Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant and EBRD Sign EUR 205 Million Loan Agreement
    The loan is divided into two tranches – € 145 million and $ 80 million. Part of each loan is being syndicated to commercial banks. The tenor will be nine years for the portion of the EBRD’s loan and seven years for the remaining portion and the syndicated loan. 7-year tenor of ...
  • 2007-05-18 13:51:13
    JSC Surgutneftegas and JSC TMK Enter Strategic Partnership Agreement
    JSC Surgutneftegas and JSC TMK entered into a long-term strategic partnership agreement. The agreement was signed in Moscow by Surgutneftegas CEO, Vladimir Bogdanov and TMK CEO Konstantin Semerikov. This long-term strategic partnership agreement is valid for three ...
  • 2007-05-18 13:22:03
    UC RUSAL launches representative office in Vietnam
    UC RUSAL enforces its presence in global markets and actively seeks opportunities to strengthen its raw materials base and secure the competitive energy supply required for the construction of greenfield aluminium smelters. Vietnam huge energy potential and rich bauxite resources present ...
  • 2007-05-18 12:33:40
    Ashinsky Metallurgical Plant: revenue surged 47% in Q1 2007
    The plant’s Q107 financial performance was very encouraging, as revenue surged 47% y-o-y to $56 mln and net income more than doubled to $6.5 mln. Ashinsky Metallurgical Plant’s revenues rose to $273.7 mln in 2006, up 13% y-o-y, while ...
  • 2007-05-18 06:58:48
    JSC TMK has agreed with SMS Demag
    JSC TMK,  one of the world’s largest oil and gas pipe producers and Russian pipe industry market leader announces that it has agreed with SMS Demag (part of the SMS Gmbh Group), one of the largest manufacturers of steelmaking equipment in the world, for the supply of technological ...
  • 2007-05-17 16:01:10
    Magnitogorsk Works to Go in Turkey
    Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works has rejected the idea of buying metals assets in Asia after being unable to acquire the Turkish Erdemir in 2005 and Pakistan Steel in 2006. Yesterday, it became known that Magnitogorsk and Turkish Atakas planning to build a rolling mill in Turkey for ...
  • 2007-05-17 11:36:36
    Statement by Norilsk Nickel on the Announcement of an Increased Offer by Xstrata
    OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel has noted the announcement by Swiss-based Xstrata plc that it will increase its offer to Cdn$25.00 per common share for the shares of LionOre Mining International Ltd. "We are surprised and disappointed that the announcement includes an unreasonably high ...
  • 2007-05-17 10:15:28
    Metal-Expo International Exhibition
    In the recent years, distribution of ferrous and non-ferrous metals is modernized in Russia quite quickly including equipping with modern equipment for warehouses, stocks and steel service centers, equipment for processing, handling, just in time supplies etc.       ...
  • 2007-05-16 13:37:03
    Oskol Steel Works saw an improvement in its financials in Q107
    Oskol Steel Works (OEMK), part of Metalloinvest Holding, saw a dramatic improvement in its financials in Q107. In particular, the company’s sales (in comparable values) jumped nearly 40% y-o-y to $377 mln. In addition, gross profit climbed nearly 50% to $114 mln as a result of lower ...
  • 2007-05-16 12:57:25
    Evraz Group’s major operating subsidiaries report 1Q 2007 RAS Financial Results
    Evraz Group S.A. (LSE: EVR) announces that its major Russian operating subsidiaries 1 have filed financial results with the Federal Financial Markets Service of the Russian Federation (FFMS) for the three months ended March 31, 2007. The results are prepared in accordance with Russian ...
  • 2007-05-16 10:14:57
    Petroleum Development of Oman Certifies VSW as Pipe Supplier
    Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO), Sultanate of Oman, a leader in the Middle East energy market, has included Vyksa Steel Works (VSW, Nizhni Novgorod Region), part of United Metallurgical Company (OMK), in its list of certified suppliers of main pipes. Petroleum Development of Oman is ...
  • 2007-05-16 10:14:52
    MMC Norilsk Nickel has suspended of Dudinka port operations due to commencement of spring flooding on the Enisey river
    The water level at the Dudinka port has reached the point at which port operations are temporarily halted. Therefore, according to normal procedures at the port, cranes and loading equipment have been moved from loading platforms to a safer, higher level during the flood period. The most ...
  • 2007-05-15 19:05:21
    Russia Helped to Build Boeing-787
    New airliner Boeing-787, built with the active participation of Russian companies, will take its first flight in June this year. About 1’900 Russian engineers from different design offices work for Boeing. This was announced by Thomas Pickering, Boeing consultant and former US ambassador ...
  • 2007-05-15 14:12:18
    United Company RUSAL is planning to make an IPO in November 2007
    The Board of Directors Viktor Vekselberg pointed out that the Board would define parameters of the additional share issue in August-September 2007. Vekselberg did not name the exact size of the prospective IPO, but said that the company's main goal was to become a public company. Vekselberg ...
  • 2007-05-15 12:16:29
    Metals Market of the Far East - 2007
    On May, 17 -18, 2007 Russian Union of Metal and Steel Suppliers (RUMSS) and RUSTEEL will hold “Metals Market of the Far East - 2007” conference in Khabarovsk, during which 2006 will be summed up and tendencies of 2007 will be specified. For the first time the problems of deliveries ...
  • 2007-05-15 10:43:49
    UC RUSAL and HYDROOGK begin construction of Boguchanskiy Aluminium Smelter
    UC RUSAL and HydroOGK have begun construction of the Boguchanskiy Aluminium Smelter. The 600,000 tpa-strong smelter will be one of Russia’s five largest. Total investment in this project is expected to reach USD 2.3 bln. The Boguchanskiy Aluminium Smelter is being built as part ...
  • 2007-05-14 11:29:25
    Norilsk Nickel to boost investments 50%
    The BoD of NorNickel has adopted a decision to approve a new investment program whereby investments in 2007 are to be increased 50% to $1.3 bn. The figure does not include M&A outlays. According to NorNickel, the bigger investments are needed ...
  • 2007-05-14 09:52:59
    Mechel announces commissioning of new berth at its Trade Port Posiet subsidiary
    JSC Mechel (NYSE: MTL) announces the commissioning of a new berthing wall and warehouse area at its subsidiary, Trade Port Posiet OAO. The commissioning will enable the port to accept a new class of 40K tonne ships this year and will allow Mechel to broaden its capabilities of marketing coal ...
  • 2007-05-14 01:48:29
    Net income surged up 201.4%
    Novosibirsk Tin Plant’s net income surged to Rb 4,407,000 (approximately $170,000) in Q1 2007, up 201.4% as compared to the same period of 2006. Novosibirsk Tin Plant reported a healthy 201.4% y-o-y improvement in net income, which rose ...
  • 2007-05-11 10:29:02
    OMK and Gazprom Approve Scientific and Technological Cooperation Program for 2006-2009
    The Program's main objective is to master the production of import-substituting and new types of pipes, as well as pipeline fittings with high technical and economic characteristics to meet Gazprom's needs. Specialists of OMK, as well as Vyksa Steel Works and Trubodetal, part of OMK, ...
  • 2007-05-10 12:02:28
    The European Union trims import duty
    The European Union trims import duty on aluminum from 6 percent to 3 percent. Until recently, the EU duty on primary aluminum and aluminum alloys stood at 6 percent. The reduction hasn’t extended to alloys, i.e. their duty will remain 6 percent for a while. The aluminum ...
  • 2007-05-10 10:53:38
    Net profit dropped down
    According to the financial and economic results of the Company for 2006, Belon Group increased total coal production by 6% which amounted to 3,381 thousand tons, while the overall financial performance declined. Primarily, such increase was achieved due ...
  • 2007-05-10 10:30:26
    Overall results of January-April 2007
    MMK continues to report stronger operating indicators, including a 8.8% improvement in output of rolled products to over 4 mln tn in January-April, 2007. The steelmaker is perfectly capable of turning out 12 mln tn of rolled ...
  • 2007-05-08 16:40:51
    Investment projects in Russia
        Today a number of investment projects are quickly developed aiming at building of mini-plants for production of steels, billets, structural steels as well as flats. More than 20 such projects have been announced by different companies in the last 2 years which will require ...