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PRECIOUS METALS: JP Morgan traders face charges on manipulating market

NEW YORK (AP) — Two current traders and one former trader in the New York offices of JPMorgan are charged with manipulating the precious metals futures market.

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APPOINTMENT: Eurasia Mining appoints strategic advisor as SA group runs rule over assets

  • Date: 16-09-19
  • Category: APPOINTMENT
  • Source: Pro Active Investors

The visit was arranged by Russian M&A mining specialist Alexei Churakov, who is also to join the Eurasia board as a strategic advisor.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Eurasia appoints adviser as Lesego Platinum conducts due diligence

Precious metals company Eurasia Mining has appointed former Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley senior investment banker Alexei Churakov as strategic adviser.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Amcu lashes Sibanye, wage talks stall

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has accused Sibanye-Stillwater of working behind the scenes to ensure its demise as the biggest union in the platinum sector.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam outlines benefits in loading up on debt

Northam Platinum is loading debt onto its balance sheet, taking advantage of markedly higher prices for the metals it mines, to reduce its exposure to an expensive preference share falling due in May 2025.

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SOUTH AFRICA: SA's growth forecast clipped

JOHANNESBURG - Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has fought back at critics of his recently released growth plan.

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SOTUH AFRICA: Coal divestment hits South Africa

  • Date: 13-09-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mail & Guardian

If you're a global mining giant, you want out of coal quick sticks for the simple reason that the major investment funds will no longer put their money into fossil fuels, especially coal.

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HYDROGEN: Looks like hydrogen economy could happen – CPM

  • Date: 13-09-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Engineering News

JOHANNESBURG ( – Hydrogen energy has been like science fiction since the post-World War II period. Many have dreamed about being able to replace oil and natural gas with hydrogen, but limiting factors have been been the cost of production and safety issues.

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