Metals and mining
In the first quarter of 2017, the coal company Raspadskaya increased its net profit 3.9 times to 5.76 billion rubles compared to the same period last year, this follows from the company's accou
The export of coal from Russia to China has jumped to the highest level over the past three years.
In 2016, state financing of geological exploration remained at the level of 2015 and amounted to 26 billion rubles, said the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources Sergei Donskoy at the Board&rs
In the first quarter of this year, the gold mining company Polyus significantly increased its rates of the mining, processed ore, as well as the precious metals production.
Polyus plans to bring Natalkinsky GOK to its designed capacity by June 2018, said managing director of RiM (included in Polyus) Grigory Koldunov.
The Boguchansk aluminium plant, a joint asset of Rusal and RusHydro, might double its capacities up to 300 thousand tons a year by 2018.
The Alrosa’s Board of Directors has recommended its shareholders at the annual general meeting to make a decision to pay dividends for 2016 in the amount of 8.93 rubles per common share.
In 2016, the net profit of Vysochaishy (GV Gold) under IAS increased 1.6 times compared to 2015 to 6.415 billion rubles, the company reports.
The head of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources Sergei Donskoy has stated that the Ministry fixed the low efficiency of the Alrosa’s exploration works.
In March 2017, UC Rusal converted the loan of Sberbank in the amount of 19.75 billion rubles in dollars.