Russia’s Rusal shares jump to 10-year high on Hong Kong exchange

Russia’s Rusal shares jump to 10-year high on Hong Kong exchange

Shares in Russian aluminum giant and one of the world's largest commodity producers Rusal soared 12.5% on Monday to their highest since 2012, while commodity shares globally also rallied amid news of a coup in Guinea.

According to the stock data, Rusal shares exceeded HK $6.8 apiece. On the Moscow stock exchange, Rusal shares have also risen by 3.8%, trading at $0.89 per share as of 8am GMT.

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Aluminum stocks surged globally overnight, with prices on the London Metal Exchange rising by as much as 1.8% to $2,775.50 a ton, the highest since May 2019. In China, futures rallied by 3.4% to the highest since 2006. Chinese aluminum stocks also jumped, with Aluminum Corp. of China shares up 10% in Hong Kong.

The aluminum rally comes amid news of a coup in Guinea, which, experts claim, could threaten the supply of a raw material needed to make the metal to the global market. The African nation is a major producer of bauxite and accounts for more than half of China’s imports of the material.

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