UC Rusal sanctions

Deripaska Agrees to Leave Leadership of Sanction-Hobbled Rusal

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,...

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Mandatory Cuts at Alunorte Mar Norsk Hydro’s Positive Numbers in Q1

Though Norsk Hydro A.S.A. returned higher overall numbers for the first quarter, the mandated capacity cut at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) meant the firm will likely miss its cost-cutting target for the year. Hydro reported a first-quarter revenue total of NOK39.970 billion, a 74-percent improvement year-on-year. Earnings before financial items and tax […]

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 […]

Norsk Hydro Weighing Force Majeure Declaration on Rusal Contracts

With the ink scarcely dry on a similar announcement by Rio Tinto Group, Norsk Hydro A.S.A. revealed on Friday that it may be forced to declare force majeure on certain contracts it has with U.C. Rusal. Hydro told investors that the sanctions levied upon Rusal by the United States government may prevent it from fulfilling […]