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SOUTH AFRICA: Johannesburg power cuts: Eskom issue warning for affected residents

  • Date: 22-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: The South African

A series of Johannesburg power cuts have gripped the city on Saturday, and Eskom are asking citizens in the East Rand to remain vigilant.

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BATTERIES: Volkswagen sees battery cell supply secured for first wave of EVs

  • Date: 22-06-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

BERLIN -- Volkswagen brand does not expect to have problems with supplies of battery cells for its new wave of full-electric cars. Other automakers, including Audi and Hyundai, have suffered bottlenecks in battery supplies.

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BATTERIES: South Korea's POSCO drops plans for Chilean battery material plant

  • Date: 22-06-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto.com

The reason behind dropout is that the project POSCO proposed requires lithium hydroxide, a type of the metal increasingly favored by EV battery makers but one not produced by Albemarle in Chile.

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CHINA: Beijing policies dash hope for quick market rebound

  • Date: 21-06-19
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: Auto News China

At the Shanghai auto show in April, most auto company executives expected China’s new-vehicle market, which contracted in 2018 for the first time in nearly three decades, to resume growth in the second half of 2019.

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LITHIUM: Altura Shipping and Operations Update

  • Date: 21-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Altura Mining

Altura is pleased to provide an update on operations, marketing and sales from its flagship Altura Lithium Project located at Pilgangoora in Western Australia.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: AMCU inks R14,000 deal with Siyanda

The association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has signed a wage agreement with Rustenburg-based Siyanda Bakgalta Platinum Mine, which will see miners paid a basic wage of R14,309/month in the third year of a three-year agreement.

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EMISSIONS: Gestamp urges common sense CO2 targets

  • Date: 21-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Just Auto

Ever-tighter CO2 targets from the European Commission (EC) require a degree of "common sense," says Gestamp as Brussels shows no sign of easing its focus on emissions reduction.

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AUTO NEWS: Japan played a hidden role in breakdown of Fiat Chrysler, Renault deal

  • Date: 21-06-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

TOKYO/PARIS -- The Japanese government played a role in the breakdown of merger talks between Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earlier this month, weighing in with concerns that the combination could harm Nissan, people familiar with the matter said.

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