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JEWELLERY: China’s growth slows, as does tourist spending at Tiffany

  • Date: 28-11-18
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Seattle Times

There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists. While the company said Wednesday that third-quarter revenue rose 4 percent to just above $1 billion, industry analysts were anticipating a bigger boost. Some of that unexpected drag has occurred as tourists, particularly Chinese tourists, pull back on spending in places like New York and Hong Kong.

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EMISSIONS: India's Delhi gov't plans switching to e-vehicles to curb air pollution

  • Date: 28-11-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Xinhuanet

NEW DELHI, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Delhi plans to have at least 25 percent of its total vehicles electric-run by 2023. The local government is learnt to have drafted an e-vehicle policy offering a slew of incentives, and subsidies for making e-vehicles attractive for customers, and also building a charging-infrastructure in the city.

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SFA OXFORD: NEW quarterly platinum-group metals market outlook report to be released on Friday

  • Date: 27-11-18
  • Category: SFA OXFORD
  • Source: SFA (Oxford)

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PGM SUPPLY: Tharisa, AMCU agree to two-year wage deal

  • Date: 27-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JSE- and LSE-listed Tharisa has reached a two-year wage agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) at the Tharisa platinum group metals and chrome mine, near Rustenburg.

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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe sees no radical change for platinum, diamond ownership

  • Date: 27-11-18
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Mining Weekly

LONDON – Zimbabwe does not plan to change its ownership rules for diamonds and platinum, its mining minister said on Monday, denting hopes among some miners the country will open up ownership as it announces mineral frameworks in coming weeks.

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JEWELLERY: The consumption of gold jewelry is stable, and the k-gold and 3D hard gold are becoming new highlights of consumption

  • Date: 27-11-18
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Jewellery.org

By the end of September 2018, shenzhen jewelry industry has more than 5,000 legal person registered enterprises, more than 15,000 individual industrial and commercial businesses, about 30 wholesale markets for large and small jewelry transactions, about 150 billion yuan of industrial manufacturing and processing value, 45 billion yuan of wholesale and retail trade value, and more than 150,000 industrial workers. Shenzhen's annual physical delivery of gold and platinum accounted for 70% of the ph

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FUEL CELLS: Air Liquide to build first world scale liquid hydrogen production plant dedicated to the supply of Hydrogen energy markets

  • Date: 26-11-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Air Liquide

Air Liquide will build the first world scale liquid hydrogen production unit dedicated to the hydrogen energy markets, located in the Western U.S., and has signed a long-term agreement with FirstElement Fuel Inc (FEF), a leader in retail hydrogen infrastructure in the U.S., to supply hydrogen to FEF’s retail liquid hydrogen fueling stations in California. These new commitments will serve the growing needs of the hydrogen mobility market in California and help enable and complement the deployment

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: EEA report: EVs are better for climate and air quality

Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report. Promoting renewable energy and circular economy—including the shared use of vehicles and product design that supports reuse and recycling—will help maximize the benefits of shifting to electric vehicles, according to the report.

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