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HYDROGEN: Linde signs MoU with Baowu Clean Energy to further develop China's hydrogen market

  • Date: 25-11-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Linde

Guildford, UK, November 25, 2019 - Linde (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Baowu Steel Group's new subsidiary, Baowu Clean Energy Ltd, to jointly cooperate on research and development to further develop China's hydrogen market for industrial and mobility applications. The two companies will work together to increase the accessibility of hydrogen to industries and advance the acceptance of hydrogen mobility solutions in China. Under

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SOUTH AFRICA: ANC must be more race and gender inclusive - Ramaphosa

The ANC must do more to be inclusive of all races and to promote the interests of women, party president Cyril Ramaphosa said during the OR Tambo Memorial Lecture in Limpopo over the weekend.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: South Africa's RBPlat concludes five-year wage deal with unions

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25 (Reuters) - South African mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum RBPJ.J said on Monday it had agreed to a five-year wage deal with its biggest trade union the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

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ESKOM: Ramaphosa signs bill granting Eskom R59bn

  • Date: 25-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Fin 24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assented to a special appropriation bill which will see Eskom get an additional R59bn in the next two years.

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EMISSIONS: Eskom, Arcelor Among S. Africa Firms Lacking Emissions Plans

  • Date: 25-11-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which accounts for two-fifths of South Africa’s greenhouse-gas emissions, leads the country’s biggest emitters in its failure to set targets to reduce its impact on the climate, a report shows.

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CHINA: Desperate Beijing motorists marrying people just so they can secure a licence plate for their car

  • Date: 25-11-19
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: South China Morning Post

Television report shows how drivers are willing to pay more than US$20,000 for a sham marriage with someone who has a valid registration

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COBALT: China Nonferrous Metals Industry Annual Meeting 2019: Global cobalt raw materials glut to ease in 2020

  • Date: 25-11-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: SMM News

SHANGHAI, Nov 25 (SMM) – Global supply surplus of cobalt raw materials will ease in the near term as smelters in China resume procurement from overseas after domestic stockpiles shrinking over the past three quarters.

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel to Invest Billions in Growth

  • Date: 24-11-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: The Munich Eye

Norilsk Nickel aims to increase its capital investment up to $2.5-2.8 billion next year, which will significantly exceed the expenditures in 2019, which amounted to $1.3-1.5 billion. Company representatives announced this at their presentation on Investors Day in London recently. The company's capital expenditures can reach $3.4 billion in 2021 and may jump as high as $4 billion in 2022-2025, which will double its capital investments growth over the entire period.

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