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COINS: SA Reserve Bank working on developing a platinum coin

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: COINS
  • Source: IOL

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has said that it was working with the Minerals Council and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to develop a platinum coin.

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PGM PRODUCERS: The Biggest Winner From a Rise in Precious Metals

The world’s best-performing precious-metals stock is up almost 90% this year, and there are signs the rally could run even further.

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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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