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RESEARCH: The secret of platinum deposits revealed by field observations in South Africa

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: RESEARCH
  • Source: Science Daily

Most of the world's economically-viable platinum deposits occur as 'reefs' in layered intrusions -- thin layers of silicate rocks that contain sulphides enriched in platinum group elements which are so vital for the sustainable development of modern human society.

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LITHIUM: India And Australia Strike Their First Lithium Deal To Meet Future Demand For Electric Car Batteries

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Forbes

India and Australia are joining together in a deal which could see Australian lithium used in the first Indian refinery to produce battery grade material for electric cars.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: India plans to exempt electric vehicles from registration fee

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has issued draft rules to exempt electric vehicles from paying registration fee, the government said in a statement on Wednesday, as it looks to cut its dependence on fossil fuels.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Long-Range EVs Are The Antithesis Of Efficiency And Sustainability

During last week's annual meeting of Tesla stockholders, CEO Elon Musk boasted, "It won't be long before we have a 400-mile range car."

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AUTO SALES: Germany Helps Europe Car Market Gain First Time in 9 Months

  • Date: 18-06-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

European car registrations rose for the first time in nine months to gain marginally in May, helped by a jump in deliveries in Germany.

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ZIMBABWE: Foreign Direct Investment jumps to $745m

  • Date: 18-06-19
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Zimbabwe Herald

Zimbabwe recorded Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows of US$745 million in 2018, up from US$349 million the previous year, latest figures from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report show.

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CHINA: Dealerships rush to cut stockpiles ahead of tougher emission control rules

  • Date: 18-06-19
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: Automotive News China

Inventory levels at dealerships in China dipped to a 50-day supply in May from 60 days in April, as upcoming tougher emission standards prompts local dealers to wind down stockpiles of new vehicles that fall short of the rules.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Evergrande Group plans major EV plant hubs in Shenyang, Guangzhou

China Evergrande Group, China’s largest real estate developer, is bidding to become a major player in the electric vehicle market by agreeing to construct major EV plants in the northeast China city of Shenyang and the south China city of Guangzhou.

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