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LITHIUM: Toyota Tsusho to wait on EV market before upping lithium investment

  • Date: 21-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

NAGOYA, Japan, June 21 (Reuters) - Toyota Tsusho Corp , one of the world’s biggest lithium producers, said on Friday it would take at least two more years to properly gauge the global electric vehicle (EV) market’s direction before deciding whether to further expand supply.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Ramaphosa's Old Union Seeks S. Africa Platinum Mine Comeback

  • Date: 21-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- The National Union of Mineworkers, which dominated organized labor across South Africa’s platinum belt until the massacre at Lonmin Plc’s Marikana mine in 2012, is plotting a comeback.

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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe may be plunged into total darkness

  • Date: 21-06-19
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: ENCA

The state-owned power utility is struggling to pay a debt of more than US$40million - over R580m to Eskom.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Amplats faces pay hike battle

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) yesterday tabled a 15 percent monthly pay increase at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) as wage negotiation season kicked off this month.

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AUTO NEWS: Renault CEO Bollore says 'nothing' is happening currently with Fiat Chrysler

  • Date: 20-06-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

NEW DELHI -- Renault CEO Thierry Bollore said there is currently nothing happening between the French automaker and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, two weeks after the collapse of merger talks aimed at creating the world's third-largest automaker.

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DIESEL: Renault may stop offering diesel engine in India - Report

  • Date: 20-06-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Indian Autos Blog

After Maruti Suzuki confirmed that it will be phasing out its diesel engines next year, Renault is looking at discontinuing diesel models in India by 1 April 2020.

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LITHIUM: Seven things we learned about the lithium market

  • Date: 20-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Metal Bulletin

Fastmarkets has identified seven main takeaways on the lithium market from Fastmarkets’ 11th Lithium Supply and Markets Conference in Santiago last week.

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ESKOM: SA Govt to keep Eskom liquid through R230bn fiscal support programme restructure

  • Date: 20-06-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining MX

THE South African government would lodge a special appropriation bill that would restructure “a significant portion” of a 10-year, R230bn fiscal support programme set aside for Eskom in order to keep the debt-stricken liquid beyond October.

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