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AUTO SALES: China NEV sales fall 22% in June

  • Date: 14-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

Sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China, comprising mainly electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, declined by over 22% to 104,000 units in June 2020 from a peak year earlier level of 134,000 units, according to wholesale data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel dismisses Talnakh concentrator management for enviro violations

  • Date: 13-07-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Russian mining company Nornickel has dismissed the management of the Talnakh concentrator for gross misconduct, after an internal investigation discovered two instances of unauthorised industrial water discharge.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Update on the global transition to electric vehicles through 2019

By the end of 2019, electric vehicles have been deployed in over 100 countries. With dramatic growth through 2019, passenger electric vehicle sales surpassed 7 million roughly twice as fast as it took conventional hybrids to do so, despite having greater cost and infrastructure barriers to overcome. China’s cumulative passenger electric vehicle sales through 2019 reached 3.66 million, accounting for 48% of the global stock.

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JEWELLERY: Hallmarking down over 40% in June as Covid impact continues

  • Date: 13-07-20
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Jewellery Focus

The impact of the coronavirus on UK hallmarking has continued in the month of June with the total number of pieces hallmarked during the month down by 45%.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Tharisa to finalise R760m Vulcan plant funding this quarter

Chrome and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Tharisa expects to have funding for its Vulcan plant in place by the end of September, to complete its SA processing plant set-up.

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PGM PROJECTS: US government to assess Twin Metals mine proposal

  • Date: 10-07-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Northern Miner

Antofagasta’s (LSE: ANTO) Twin Metals Minnesota has received formal notice that its planned copper-nickel-cobalt-platinum metals mine will be assessed through a federal environmental review. The U.S. government’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) notified the company at the end of June...

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AUTO NEWS: Automakers lament no targeted aid in UK bailout

  • Date: 09-07-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

LONDON -- The UK's failure to set out specific support for automakers in its 30 billion-pound ($37.6 billion) package to help the economy get through the coronavirus has left the sector feeling vulnerable.

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NORNICKEL: Norilsk oil spill: Tensions rise as Nornickel disputes extent of damage

  • Date: 09-07-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Mining Technology

On 29 May 2020, a fuel storage tank at Norilsk-Taimyr Energy’s Thermal Power Plant No. 2 – owned by Russian nickel and palladium producer Nornickel – failed, flooding local rivers with an estimated 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil. The incident has been declared a state of emergency and is the second-largest oil spill in modern Russian history. Here’s how the oil spill has transpired so far, and what Nornickel is doing to rectify the disaster.

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