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Guyanese Government Promises Protection for Workers Laid Off Due to U.S. Sanctions on Rusal

Guyanese Government Promises Protection for Workers Laid Off Due to U.S. Sanctions on Rusal

The fallout continues due to the United States Treasury Department’s decision to sanction Oleg Deripaska and Rusal, as 200 workers soon to be separated from their jobs at a Rusal contractor have turned to the Guyanese government for assurances regarding the severance...

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sanctions Against Rusal Lead to Cessation of Bauxite Shipments from Guyana

The unintended consequences of United States sanctions upon Russian business interests continue, as German shipping group Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG. cites U.S. Treasury Department sanctions levied against U.C. Rusal as the reason it has been forced to suspend its business with Guyana. In a statement sent to Reuters, Oldendorff said it plans to […]

U.S. Sanctions on Rusal Forcing Kazakhstan Alumina Refiners to Seek New Buyers

With the sanctions placed upon U.C. Rusal by the United States government looming large over the global alumina industry, Kazakhstan’s alumina refiners have begun searching for new outlets for the country’s domestic alumina production. According to comments made on Thursday by Kazakh government officials, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), which is a public-private partnership that refines […]