Consulting analysts in tomorrow’s commodities and technologies


MACROECONOMICS: WTO quarterly trade growth indicator drops from May

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Thursday that its latest economic barometer showed that the growth in merchandise trade was likely to weaken further in the third quarter.

View full story

BATTERIES: LG, Samsung, SK urged to secure battery raw materials, talent

  • Date: 15-08-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Korea Times

LG Chem, Samsung SDI and SK Innovation must find ways to secure a stable supply of raw materials for battery production to maintain their competitive power in the European electronic vehicle (EV) battery market, the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) said Thursday.

View full story

AUTO PRODUCTION: Passenger Vehicles Output Down 13.18% In April-July

Passenger vehicles production in India was down 13.18 percent in April-July with top manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Tata Motors Ltd., Ford India, Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company Ltd. reducing output massively.

View full story

PGM PRODUCERS: Atlatsa Resources financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019

  • Date: 14-08-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Atlatsa Resources

August 14, 2019 Atlatsa Resources Corporation (“Atlatsa” or the “Company”) (TSX: ATL; JSE: ATL) announces its operating and financial results for the quarter ended June 30,2019. This release should be read together with the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30,2019.

View full story

FUEL CELLS: Platinum-using buses, forklift trucks gaining rapid ground worldwide

  • Date: 14-08-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

FCEV growth is taking place in tandem with the spread of the hydrogen economy in a world that is cold-shouldering carbon pollution and taking steps to mitigate climate change.

View full story

WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Amcu heading for a showdown with country's platinum producers after rejecting wage offer

JOHANNESBURG – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is headed for a showdown with platinum producers after it rejected wage offers tabled by the country’s top miners on the back of rising platinum group metals (PMG) prices.

View full story

PGM PROJECTS: Eurasia Mining awards contract to develop Monchetundra project

  • Date: 14-08-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Mining Technology

UK-based Eurasia Mining has signed an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract with China-based firm Sinosteel to develop the 2Moz Monchetundra palladium, platinum and gold project in Russia.

View full story

LITHIUM: Lithium bust puts Bald Hill mine on the edge

  • Date: 14-08-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Financial Review

The lithium bust is threatening to claim its first casualty, with the operator of the Bald Hill mine suspended from trading amid fears it could run out of money within months and is close to breaching debt covenants.

View full story