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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe plans refinery for the country's platinum mines- budget document

  • Date: 22-11-18
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Reuters

HARARE, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe is planning to build a base metals and precious metals refinery that will process platinum from all the country’s platinum mines, a budget statement released on Thursday said.

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BATTERIES: BASF makes low-nickel wager amid scramble for battery metals

  • Date: 22-11-18
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

German chemicals giant BASF (BASFn.DE) is betting on a new recipe for electric car batteries which stretches the time between charges while cutting dependence on nickel to help shave costs and grab more of a growing market.

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PGM SUPPLY: Tribunal approves Sibanye, Lonmin merger; imposes 6-month moratorium on retrenchments

  • Date: 21-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The Competition Tribunal on Wednesday approved the merger between Sibanye-Stillwater and Lonmin, with conditions. As part of its consent for the transaction, it imposed a six-month moratorium on retrenchments at the Lonmin operations.

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PGM SUPPLY: Tribunal approves Sibanye, Lonmin merger; imposes 6-month moratorium on retrenchments

  • Date: 21-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The Competition Tribunal on Wednesday approved the merger between Sibanye-Stillwater and Lonmin, with conditions. As part of its consent for the transaction, it imposed a six-month moratorium on retrenchments at the Lonmin operations.

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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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