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EMISSIONS: Bentley's hit from WLTP tests 'close to catastrophic,' CEO says

  • Date: 20-11-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

LONDON -- Bentley was too slow to ready its cars for Europe's new WLTP testing regime, causing problems that were "close to catastrophic," CEO Adrian Hallmark said.

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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe to let gold, platinum mines retain higher dollar earnings

  • Date: 19-11-18
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: IOL

INTERNATIONAL - Zimbabwe will allow gold and platinum mining companies to retain up to 55 percent of their earnings in dollars, government and central bank officials said on Monday, as authorities in the southern African nation move to ensure operators remain viable.

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PGM SUPPLY: Norilsk Nickel hosts annual capital markets day: Advancing on the path of sustainable growth

  • Date: 19-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Norilsk Nickel

London — PJSC “MMC “Norilsk Nickel”, the largest refined nickel and palladium producer in the world, hosted today its annual Capital Markets Day. The Company’s management has presented to the investment community the priorities of the new strategic cycle.

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EMISSIONS: China's Fight Against Smog Makes Palladium 2018's Best Metal

  • Date: 16-11-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Palladium prices are shattering record highs, and investors are betting that tight supplies mean the bull run is just getting started.

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RUTHENIUM: NGK Unveils High Ignitability Spark Plug Line

  • Date: 15-11-18
  • Category: RUTHENIUM
  • Source: Modern Tire Dealer

The new NGK Ruthenium HX spark plug line from NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A) Inc. consists of 25 part numbers covering over 200 million vehicles currently in operation.

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CHINA: China state planner douses hopes for auto tax cuts, tells sector to buckle up

  • Date: 15-11-18
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: REUTERS

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s powerful state planner said on Thursday it had not considered reducing the vehicle purchase tax, seemingly pouring cold water on industry hopes that Beijing might cut the tariff by half to shore up the flagging auto market.

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AUTO SALES: European Car Sales Slump Again, Testing VW's Upbeat Outlook

  • Date: 15-11-18
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

European carmakers had another difficult month in October with car registrations slumping once more, putting to the test a fourth-quarter bounce-back projected by Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG.

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JEWELLERY: Industry, retailers seek new ways to spur platinum jewellery demand in China

  • Date: 15-11-18
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The platinum industry is, together with key retailers, changing its strategy in China to try to reignite platinum jewellery demand in that market, says financial services provider BMO Capital Markets.

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