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Rusal’s Pre-Sanction Q1 Recurring Profit Jumped 22.4% to US$531 MM

Rusal’s Pre-Sanction Q1 Recurring Profit Jumped 22.4% to US$531 MM

Russian Federation aluminium smelter U.C. Rusal released first-quarter results late last week, showing solid growth in the period immediately prior to the Trump administration sanctions that hobbled the firm just days after the quarter’s close. Rusal showed revenue of US$2.744 billion in...

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Deripaska Agrees to Leave Leadership of Sanction-Hobbled Rusal

In an effort at mollifying the powers that be in Washington, D.C., Oleg Deripaska has agreed to a significantly reduced role in the embattled Russian aluminium giant U.C. Rusal. According to a release published late last week by Rusal’s parent En+ Group, Deripaska will sell off sufficient shares to winnow down his ownership percentage from […]

Trade Minister Manturov Sees Nationalization in Cards for Rusal

The sanctions the United States government levied upon Oleg Deripaska and U.C. Rusal earlier this month have dominated the aluminium headlines, and rightly so. Though Washington, D.C. has since relaxed the sanctions, the slight reprieve is not a long-term answer to the issue, especially in the eyes of U.S. Treasury Department Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Market […]

Sanctions on Rusal May Pose Serious Problems for American Plants in Russia

Fallout continues from the United States government’s sanctions upon U.C. Rusal, as American firms Ball Corporation and Arconic Inc. may be forced to sell their Russian assets should a workaround not be found. The two American companies, who control one quarter of Russia’s aluminium usage, operate four plants between them in the country, and the […]

UC Rusal Sanctions: Dangerous Games on Aluminium Markets

In early April, right as LME aluminium prices slipped below US$ 2000/tonne and heralded further falls, the U.S. Treasury Department announced fresh sanctions against Russia. The U.S. imposed sanctions against 24 Russian businessmen, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin in a quite unexpected and aggressive move to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in […]