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JEWELLERY: Virus hits China's gold jewellery demand as shoppers stay away

  • Date: 12-02-20
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: FX Street

Sales of gold jewellery in China are set to plummet this year as the economic damage from the deadly coronavirus crisis widens.

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AUTO SALES: Spain's booming used-car market worries automakers

  • Date: 12-02-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

At least one part of the Spanish market is healthy -- sales of used cars. Spain's registrations fell 4.8 percent last year with sales of new cars to private customers dropping by 12 percent. However, there was a 17 percent leap in demand for vehicles over 20 years old.

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FUEL CELLS: Williams Advanced Engineering developing battery system for Anglo American’s hydrogen-powered mine haul truck

  • Date: 11-02-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Global mining company, Anglo American, has engaged Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) to develop its new Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV): a 290-tonne electrically powered mining haul truck, which is set to be the world’s largest electrified vehicle. (Earlier post.)

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SOUTH AFRICA: AngloGold picks Harmony to buy South African assets

  • Date: 11-02-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG – AngloGold Ashanti has picked Harmony Gold Mining as the buyer for its last remaining South African operations, according to people familiar with the matter.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam to post record interim operating profit of up to R3.1bn

JSE-listed Northam Platinum expects to post a record operating profit of between R2.9-billion and R3.1-billion for the six months ended December 31.

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CORONAVIRUS: Wuhan: Who's Been Impacted?

  • Date: 11-02-20
  • Category: CORONAVIRUS
  • Source: EET Asia

The lockdown in Wuhan is affecting a whole host of local high-tech companies. They range from manufacturers of display panels, memory, fiber optics, auto parts to suppliers of components, bio-medicine and medical devices. Here’s who’s who.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Carmakers look to resume China output after virus forced closures

(Reuters) - Automakers including Daimler, Ford and Tesla are looking to resume production in China after being forced to shut factories following the outbreak of a new coronavirus.

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COBALT: Glencore secures five-year deal to supply cobalt to Samsung SDI

  • Date: 10-02-20
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Glencore signed a five-year deal to supply battery maker Samsung SDI with up to 21,000 tonnes of cobalt, the miner and trader said on Monday.

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