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BATTERY RECYCLING: Sweden's Northvolt plans battery recycling in new challenge to China

Northvolt, the Swedish challenger to China’s domination of the electric-vehicle battery market, plans to build a large-scale recycling plant to recover supplies of precious metals needed for production.

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ESKOM: Ramaphosa must fix Eskom as miners stare into the abyss

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining Journal

It's crunch time for Eskom. The heavily indebted state-owned power monopoly is haemorrhaging cash at a time when South Africa's economy is in the doldrums and the fiscal metrics are deteriorating at a much faster pace than anticipated.

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ACQUISITIONS: Implats concludes acquisition of North American Palladium

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Mining Review

Implats has concluded the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares in Canadian PGM miner, North American Palladium (NAP).

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PGM PROJECTS: Eurasia Mining receives approval for Monchetundra flanks project

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Proactive Investors

Eurasia Mining PLC (LON:EUA) shares rose after announcing the Russian ministry of defence has approved its application for the Monchetundra flanks project.

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AUTO NEWS: What does your car know about you? We hacked a Chevy to find out.

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Washington Post

Our privacy experiment found that automakers collect data through hundreds of sensors and an always-on Internet connection. Driving surveillance is becoming hard to avoid.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Mercedes delays U.S. sales of EQC electric crossover

The wait for an all-electric Mercedes-Benz in the world's No. 2 auto market just got longer.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: S.Africa's Northam agrees Booysendal platinum mine wage deal

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 13 (Reuters) - South African miner Northam Platinum Ltd NHMJ.J said on Friday its Booysendal operations had reached a five-year wage settlement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU).

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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam raises R500m for Eland development

  • Date: 13-12-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Engineering News

Platinum group metals miner Northam Platinum has completed a private placement of senior, unsecured, floating rate domestic medium-term notes to the value of R500-million.

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