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AUTO SALES: Retail Auto Sales Jump To 10-Month High In September On Festive Season Discounts

  • Date: 01-10-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg Quint

Retail auto sales, measured by the number of new vehicles registered across India, jumped to the highest in 10 months in September as heavy discounts ahead of the festive season lured buyers into the showrooms.

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CATALYSTS: Chemicals for pharmaceuticals could be made cheaper and greener by new catalysts

  • Date: 01-10-19
  • Category: CATALYSTS
  • Source: Science Daily

High value chemicals used to make pharmaceuticals could be made much cheaper and quicker thanks to a series of new catalysts made by scientists at the University of Warwick in collaboration with GoldenKeys High-Tech Co., Ltd. in China.

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AUTO SALES: New evidence: Carmaker holding back EV sales to maximise SUV-fueled profits

  • Date: 30-09-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Transport Environment

Kia Motors dealers in Spain are not allowed to sell pure battery electric cars or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) until the first day of next year under new management instructions.

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DIESEL: Shanghai to phase out lower-end diesel trucks by 2022

  • Date: 30-09-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Auto News

The municipal government of Shanghai, China's financial capital, is aiming to remove some 120,000 lower-end diesel-powered trucks in operation by 2022 to help cut air pollution, according to a report on the central government's website on Monday.

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PGM PROJECTS: Wesizwe making progress at Bakubung

  • Date: 30-09-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Development at Wesizwe Platinum’s Bakubung platinum mine, near Rustenburg, is continuing in line with a new business plan that sets out the commissioning of a smaller mine with a process plant to produce and treat one-million tonnes a year by the third quarter of 2020.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Sibanye-Stillwater, AMCU platinum wage talks go to CCMA as pact proves elusive

THE Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) has taken a dispute with Sibanye-Stillwater over a wage deal to the Commission of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American leads the way for Responsible Mining

Anglo American's Unki platinum mine in Zimbabwe is the first to publicly commit to be independently audited against the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’s (IRMA) ‘Standard for Responsible Mining’.

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ESKOM: Large-scale battery storage tender opportunity, Eskom

  • Date: 30-09-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: ESI Africa

South Africa’s utility Eskom has announced that it will soon release a new tender for a 1.4 gigawatt-hours battery storage project.

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