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AUTO PRODUCTION: Passenger Vehicles Output Down 13.18% In April-July

Passenger vehicles production in India was down 13.18 percent in April-July with top manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Tata Motors Ltd., Ford India, Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company Ltd. reducing output massively.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Atlatsa Resources financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019

  • Date: 14-08-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Atlatsa Resources

August 14, 2019 Atlatsa Resources Corporation (“Atlatsa” or the “Company”) (TSX: ATL; JSE: ATL) announces its operating and financial results for the quarter ended June 30,2019. This release should be read together with the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30,2019.

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FUEL CELLS: Platinum-using buses, forklift trucks gaining rapid ground worldwide

  • Date: 14-08-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

FCEV growth is taking place in tandem with the spread of the hydrogen economy in a world that is cold-shouldering carbon pollution and taking steps to mitigate climate change.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Amcu heading for a showdown with country's platinum producers after rejecting wage offer

JOHANNESBURG – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is headed for a showdown with platinum producers after it rejected wage offers tabled by the country’s top miners on the back of rising platinum group metals (PMG) prices.

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PGM PROJECTS: Eurasia Mining awards contract to develop Monchetundra project

  • Date: 14-08-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Mining Technology

UK-based Eurasia Mining has signed an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract with China-based firm Sinosteel to develop the 2Moz Monchetundra palladium, platinum and gold project in Russia.

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LITHIUM: Lithium bust puts Bald Hill mine on the edge

  • Date: 14-08-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Financial Review

The lithium bust is threatening to claim its first casualty, with the operator of the Bald Hill mine suspended from trading amid fears it could run out of money within months and is close to breaching debt covenants.

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BATTERIES: Platinum Giant Wants In on Batteries to Ease Electric Car Threat

  • Date: 13-08-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Amplats wants to develop battery using platinum-group metals as electric cars pose threat to the key autocatalyst market

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SOUTH AFRICA: Risk of platinum wage strike raised as AMCU’s Mathunjwa renews Sibanye-Stillwater hostilities

THE Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) president, Joseph Mathunjwa, waded into familiar territory today, raising the prospect of strike action in South Africa’s platinum sector.

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