Russian aluminium producer Rusal said it is considering raising its outlook for the third quarter, despite the ongoing sanctions against Russia and reports that the country's central bank is considering imposing capital controls.
First deputy CEO Vladislav Soloviev also said on Wednesday that the sanctions – imposed by the West following Russia's incursion into neighboring Ukraine - were not having a significant impact on the company.
"We don't see issues around that. We do not feel any painful things," he told CNBC at the "Russia Calling" investment forum in Moscow.
Last month, both the U.S. and the European Union hit Russia with fresh sanctions, and Russian companies now face tougher lending restrictions from western banks. In retaliation, Russia has banned some Western food imports.