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SOUTH AFRICA: Mathunjwa decries government snubbing AMCU's elective congress

  • Date: 02-10-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

JOHANNESBURG - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday decried government ministers’ snubbing of its elective congress last week.

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CHROME: The great Samancor ‘heist’

  • Date: 02-10-19
  • Category: CHROME
  • Source: Daily Maverick

Theft and corruption totalling over $500-million (about R7.5-billion now) is being alleged in court proceedings pitting workers against Samancor Chrome, one of South Africa’s major privately-owned mining and minerals processing companies, and its previous owner and chair, Croatian billionaire Danko Končar.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Strike hits Fiat Chrysler plant in Italy after death of worker

MILAN (Reuters) - A Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI) worker died overnight in an accident at the group’s factory in Cassino, central Italy, prompting unions to launch a strike at the plant to demand tighter safety measures, officials said on Tuesday.

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AUTO SALES: Grim Start to U.S. Auto Sales Stirs Alarm That Collapse Is Here

  • Date: 01-10-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

U.S. auto sales took a big step back in September, setting the stage for hefty incentive spending by carmakers struggling to clear old models from dealers’ inventory.

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AUTO SALES: Retail Auto Sales Jump To 10-Month High In September On Festive Season Discounts

  • Date: 01-10-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg Quint

Retail auto sales, measured by the number of new vehicles registered across India, jumped to the highest in 10 months in September as heavy discounts ahead of the festive season lured buyers into the showrooms.

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CATALYSTS: Chemicals for pharmaceuticals could be made cheaper and greener by new catalysts

  • Date: 01-10-19
  • Category: CATALYSTS
  • Source: Science Daily

High value chemicals used to make pharmaceuticals could be made much cheaper and quicker thanks to a series of new catalysts made by scientists at the University of Warwick in collaboration with GoldenKeys High-Tech Co., Ltd. in China.

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AUTO SALES: New evidence: Carmaker holding back EV sales to maximise SUV-fueled profits

  • Date: 30-09-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Transport Environment

Kia Motors dealers in Spain are not allowed to sell pure battery electric cars or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) until the first day of next year under new management instructions.

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DIESEL: Shanghai to phase out lower-end diesel trucks by 2022

  • Date: 30-09-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Auto News

The municipal government of Shanghai, China's financial capital, is aiming to remove some 120,000 lower-end diesel-powered trucks in operation by 2022 to help cut air pollution, according to a report on the central government's website on Monday.

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