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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American’s Cutifani not thinking of retirement as plots coup de grâce

IT would be a trifle indelicate to draft Anglo American CEO, Mark Cutifani’s corporate epitaph right this minute; after all, he’s busy.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Weird legal case still dogs Royal Bafokeng Platinum

A two-year feud over a fence – the mining group must rue the day it brought in a small contractor to do some work at one of its mines.

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POLLUTION: Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust

  • Date: 11-07-19
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: BBC

Dust from car brakes and tyres will still pollute city air even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned.

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BATTERIES: LG Chem considering building 2nd U.S. EV battery plant

  • Date: 11-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

SEOUL/DETROIT (Reuters) - South Korean electric vehicle (EV) battery maker LG Chem is considering building a second U.S. factory, three people familiar with the matter said, accelerating a race to add capacity to meet growing global demand for green vehicles.

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AUTO SALES: India car sales plunge by a quarter as credit crunch bites

  • Date: 11-07-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Financial Times

Indian car sales fell by nearly a quarter last month — marking one of the industry’s worst slumps in more than a decade — as a credit crunch squeezes consumption across the country.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Fiat Chrysler will invest $788 million for production of new electric 500

TURIN, Italy -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest $788 million to build a production line for the new electric version of the 500 model, said Pietro Gorlier, FCA's chief operating officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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ACQUISITIONS: Generation Mining closes Marathon PGM property acquisition

  • Date: 11-07-19
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Globe News Wire

TORONTO, July 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Further to its press releases dated April 17, 2019, June 14, 2019 and June 25, 2019, Generation Mining Limited (the “Company” or “Gen Mining”) has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the acquisition (the “Closing”) of a 51% initial interest in the Marathon palladium project (the “Property”) located near Marathon, Ontario, from Stillwater Canada Inc. (“Stillwater”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sibanye Gold Limited (which trades as Sibanye-Stillwater)....

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ESKOM: Eskom’s Biggest Power Plant Has Broken Pollution Equipment

  • Date: 11-07-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Bloomberg

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said pollution reduction equipment at its biggest operational plant hasn’t been working properly since early last year.

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