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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric dreams in danger as funding dwindles for China's Tesla challengers

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Last year, Wei Qing and his private equity investment team visited more than 20 Chinese electric vehicle manufacturing startups.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Rand rallies as Ramaphosa set to give more support for Eskom

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

JOHANNESBURG - The rand rallied in late trade on Tuesday after the government signalled it will give additional support to power firm Eskom and as emerging currencies were lifted by expectations the Federal Reserve could signal US rate cuts.

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ESKOM: The Only Option for Eskom Is One South Africa Can't Afford

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Yahoo Finance

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. supplies 95% of the nation’s electricity. If it went bankrupt, the entire economy would be dragged down as well. The danger of that is growing: The utility has a mountain of debt, doesn’t produce enough power to meet demand or cover its costs and urgently needs to implement a turnaround plan that will hinge on government aid.

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PALLADIUM: Palladium performance: can the price go any higher?

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: Mining Technology

Palladium prices spiked in March as a vehicle emissions controversy in the US and a potential export ban in Russia drove demand for the electric vehicle component. Julian Turner talks price volatility and long-term supplies with Ross Strachan, senior commodities economist at Capital Economics.

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COINS: SA Reserve Bank working on developing a platinum coin

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: COINS
  • Source: IOL

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has said that it was working with the Minerals Council and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to develop a platinum coin.

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PGM PRODUCERS: The Biggest Winner From a Rise in Precious Metals

The world’s best-performing precious-metals stock is up almost 90% this year, and there are signs the rally could run even further.

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RESEARCH: The secret of platinum deposits revealed by field observations in South Africa

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: RESEARCH
  • Source: Science Daily

Most of the world's economically-viable platinum deposits occur as 'reefs' in layered intrusions -- thin layers of silicate rocks that contain sulphides enriched in platinum group elements which are so vital for the sustainable development of modern human society.

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LITHIUM: India And Australia Strike Their First Lithium Deal To Meet Future Demand For Electric Car Batteries

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

India and Australia are joining together in a deal which could see Australian lithium used in the first Indian refinery to produce battery grade material for electric cars.

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