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JEWELLERY: Industry, retailers seek new ways to spur platinum jewellery demand in China

  • Date: 15-11-18
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The platinum industry is, together with key retailers, changing its strategy in China to try to reignite platinum jewellery demand in that market, says financial services provider BMO Capital Markets.

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MACROECONOMICS: Japan's economy contracts in third quarter, trade war clouds rebound outlook

Japan’s economy shrank more than expected in the third quarter, hit by natural disasters and a decline in exports, a worrying sign that trade protectionism is starting to take its toll on overseas demand.

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MACROECONOMICS: Euro zone GDP growth rate confirmed at four-year low

The euro zone economy grew at its slowest pace in four years in the third quarter of 2018, while employment growth also eased during the period, data released on Wednesday showed.

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AUTO SALES: China car market on verge of rare annual contraction after Oct sales slide

  • Date: 14-11-18
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s automobile sales fell 11.7 percent in October, bringing the world’s biggest car market closer to an annual contraction not seen since at least 1990.

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TRADE: U.S. Holds Off on Trump’s Car Tariffs After Trade Meeting, Sources Say

  • Date: 14-11-18
  • Category: TRADE
  • Source: Bloomberg

The Trump administration will hold off for now on imposing new tariffs on automobile imports as top officials weigh revisions to a report on the national security implications, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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MACROECONOMICS: German Economy Shrinks for First Time Since 2015 on Auto Hit

The German economy shrank for the first time since early 2015 after the auto industry took a hit.

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PGM SUPPLY: Eastplats retreatment project remains on track

  • Date: 14-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Research Channel

Dual-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) expects to start revenue-producing operations at the retreatment project at its Crocodile River mine, in the North West, in the fourth quarter of this year.

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PGM SUPPLY: Atlatsa, RPM progress Bokoni restructure plan

  • Date: 14-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Research Channel

Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) and Atlatsa have, throughout this year, continued to work towards the implementation of the 2017 Restructure Plan at the Bokoni mine.

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