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AUTO NEWS: Fiat Chrysler, PSA agree to binding merger deal

  • Date: 18-12-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS/MILAN -- Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot maker PSA Group have signed a binding merger agreement in a $50 billion deal that will pave the way to the creation of the world's fourth-largest automaker.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Can European carmakers accelerate electric transition?

When Blas Arambilet tried to buy an electric car in April, something strange happened. Months after ordering a white Kia e-Niro from his local Barcelona showroom, he received a call from the dealership. Kia could not deliver the car this year, a salesman explained, because the company needed to book the sale in 2020 to help meet tough new targets for CO2 emissions.

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PGM PROJECTS: Twin Metals releases mine plan

REGIONAL— Twin Metals Minnesota has submitted a mine plan to the Department of Natural Resources, a milestone that may one day lead to sulfide-based copper-nickel mining near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, near Ely. The proposal, released by Twin Metals on Wednesday, calls for a 20,000 ton-per-day underground mining operation located in Lake County, near the shores of Birch Lake, about nine miles southeast of Ely.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Tharisa Minerals: Vision 2020 on the cusp of realisation

Tharisa Minerals is on the cusp of delivering its Vision 2020 strategy, which entails the delivery of a number of optimisation and growth projects. CHANTELLE KOTZE writes.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Mining all of the reef, all of the time

The mining industry’s dependency on blasting as a means to fragment the rock, means that mining stops for between two and three hours daily to allow for toxic fumes to dissipate and for the rock mass to stabilise after blasting.

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ESKOM: Fire breaks out at Eskom's power plant

  • Date: 18-12-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Sowetan Live

South Africa is once again facing the risk of loadshedding after fire broke out at one of Eskom's largest power stations on Wednesday night.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom's De Ruyter must either toe government’s line or ours - NUM

The National Union of Mineworkers has issued an ultimatum to incoming Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter, saying that if he plans to institute government's planned reorganisation at the struggling power utility it would fight him at every turn.

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PGM PROJECTS: What you need to know about the Twin Metals mine plan

Twin Metals Minnesota submitted a plan to state and federal regulators Wednesday for a copper-nickel mine on the doorstep of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, formally kicking off what is likely to be a multi-year environmental review process.

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