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BATTERIES: Lower demand from power batteries to extend declines in cobalt, lithium prices

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: SMM

SHANGHAI, Jun 24 (SMM) – Pressure from lower demand in the power battery market will be gradually felt on the raw materials end, which is set to push smelters and miners to lower prices in the third quarter.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Court’s ruling against Amcu agency fee at Lonmin is victory for workers – Solidarity

Amcu’s agreement with Lonmin permitted it to recover fees from employees who were not Amcu members. Solidarity said in a statement on Thursday it was pleased that the courts had ruled against Amcu’s agency fee agreement with Lonmin at its Marikana operations.

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LITHIUM: France's Eramet gives go-ahead to lithium project in Argentina

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Eramet has approved the development of a lithium mine in Argentina as the French group pursues a shift towards minerals used to power electric vehicles to meet burgeoning demand.

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LITHIUM: China And The U.S. Heading For A Showdown In An Australian Lithium Mine

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Forbes

New-found U.S. government interest in rare earths and other metals used in electric cars and emerging technologies could test a unique Chinese-American joint venture producing lithium in Australia.

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RARE EARTHS: Chinese Rare-Earth Magnet Producer to Expand as EV Demand Booms

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: RARE EARTHS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Industries around the world producing a host of electrical appliances will increasingly be forced to compete for rare-earth magnets with China’s burgeoning market for new energy vehicles, according to one Beijing-based magnet producer.

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LITHIUM: Column: Boom-and-bust lithium market needs a pricing rethink

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp., the world’s largest lithium producer, is not impressed by the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) plans to launch a lithium contract.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Interest in electric vehicles growing, but diesel still essential to fleets

Diesel is still an essential fuel for fleets as cleaner alternatives so far fail to achieve the economy and range it offers. But interest is growing in electric vehicles, said fleet decision makers at the Fleet200 Executive Club meeting, held at Company Car In Action in June.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: BMW accelerates rollout of electric cars to catch up with rivals

BMW has accelerated its rollout of electric cars, in a bid to convince investors it is capable of catching rivals in the race to sell battery vehicles.

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