Articles by Natalya Shurmina

Producer Sees Chrome Market Reviving

  • 21 April 09
  • Reuters
Russia's largest chrome producer expects output of the metal to recover from the summer after a drop in demand led to an abrupt halt to production last year.

Enel's Chief Sees No Political Risks

  • 15 September 08
  • Reuters
Conti says the Italian company has invested 3.3 billion euros in Russia and will spend another 2.2 billion euros by 2012.

Silvinit Bids to Buy Out Uralkali's 25% Stake

  • 27 March 08
  • Reuters
Russian potash miner Silvinit has offered to buy out a 25.1 percent stake held by managers of rival miner Uralkali to sidestep a looming conflict over development of a huge deposit.

Arms Trader Takes Over Major Titanium Producer

  • 08 November 06
  • Reuters
The Kremlin has tightened its grip on world supply of titanium, a component in airplanes, after VSMPO-Avisma on Tuesday appointed the head of the state arms trader as chairman.

Urals Operator Eyes 6 Smaller Firms

  • 19 September 01
  • Reuters
Svyazinvest, Russia's state telecoms holding, wants to consolidate dozens of small regional firms.

Drug Use Fuels Urals AIDS Scourge

Governor of Sverdlovsk Escapes Blast