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APPOINTMENT: Bushveld Minerals Appoints Lonmin Executive As Finance Director

  • Date: 02-10-19
  • Category: APPOINTMENT
  • Source: Morning Star

(Alliance News) - Bushveld Minerals Ltd said Tuesday it has appointed Tanyaradzwa Chikanza as finance director with immediate effect.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye ‘lying’ about need for layoffs – Amcu’s Mathunjwa

Lonmin made a net profit of R68 billion year-on-year from 2017 to 2018, he said, adding that job cuts have nothing to do with financial losses.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla Model 3 passes VW Polo as No. 1 seller in Dutch market

Tesla's Model 3 has moved past the Volkswagen Polo to become the best-selling model in the Netherlands.

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AUTO NEWS: Toyota Establishes Joint Research Institute with China's Tsinghua University

  • Date: 02-10-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Just Auto

Toyota says it is to establish a 'Joint Research Institute' with China's Tsinghua University. Through the Joint Research Institute, the two plan to conduct various research together over the next five years.

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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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