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Caught in Russia-Ukraine storm - a cargo ship and tonnes of grain

05 Dec 2018

BERDYANSK, Ukraine When the Island Bay cargo ship arrived from Beirut at the Kerch Strait, gateway to the Azov Sea, it sailed into a perfect storm of geopolitics and bad weather.

EuroChem sees lower potash volumes in ramp up, delay in second plant

12 Nov 2018

MOSCOW, Nov 12 Fertiliser producer EuroChem said it would produce less potash than originally planned this year and would delay the launch of its second plant to the first half of 2019, making its entry into the competitive market more gradually than planned.

Russian coal producer SUEK to ramp up output, IPO back in focus

07 Nov 2018

MOSCOW, Nov 7 Russia's largest coal producer SUEK plans to ramp up output by 20 million tonnes, or 18 percent, over the next four years and is gearing up for an initial public offering (IPO) when the time is right, Chairman Alexander Landia said.

UPDATE 1-Severstal may borrow to finance new capex surge - CFO

07 Nov 2018

LONDON/MOSCOW, Nov 7 Russian steelmaker Severstal will ramp up investments by 75 percent next year, a decision which may require borrowing, its chief financial officer told Reuters on Wednesday.

Russian steelmaker Severstal heeds Kremlin's investment call

23 Oct 2018

CHEREPOVETS, Russia, Oct 23 Russian steelmaker Severstal has prepared a long-term investment programme worth several billion dollars in response to a Kremlin call for major spending at home, the company's chief executive Alexander Shevelev said.

Russian steelmaker Evraz weighs up new U.S. rail mill, capex soars

19 Oct 2018

MOSCOW, Oct 19 Russian steelmaker Evraz is considering spending almost half a billion dollars on a new rail mill in the United States, as U.S. tariffs on steel imports boost the company's U.S. rail business while piling on costs elsewhere.

Above the Russian Arctic Circle, prisoners of Putin's pension reform

26 Sep 2018

VORKUTA, Russia Russian railway worker Andrey Bugera had a singular goal: get to pension age so he can leave the polluted, frigid coal mining town above the Arctic Circle where he works and move south to live out even a brief bit of retirement in comfort. | Video

Despite Putin's concessions, Russians protest pension reform law

02 Sep 2018

MOSCOW Thousands of people across Russia joined protests on Sunday against government plans to raise the pension age, despite recent promises by President Vladimir Putin to soften the unpopular measure.

UPDATE 1-Russian miners explore payment schemes eschewing dollar

15 Aug 2018

MOSCOW, Aug 15 Two of Russia's biggest mining companies said on Wednesday they were investigating rouble-based payments schemes, amid calls from Moscow to reduce the role of the U.S. dollar in Russian trade and so limit the impact of U.S. sanctions.

Electric car bets boosting nickel demand, Nornickel says

13 Aug 2018

MOSCOW Expectations of a boom in demand for electric vehicles are leading investors and battery makers to stockpile nickel and helping to fuel a spike in global prices of the metal, Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel said on Monday.

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