OAO Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel advanced the most in almost a week after Russian billionaire Viktor Rashnikov’s steelmaker said crude steel production increased 9 percent in the second quarter.
The stock climbed 0.4 percent to 21.683 rubles at the close in Moscow, its biggest gain since July 13, and earlier traded for as much as 21.994 rubles.
Crude steel output rose to 2.99 million metric tons from the previous three months, while sales of finished products added 7 percent to 2.62 million tons, Magnitogorsk said in a regulatory filing today.
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