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PGM PROJECTS: Generation Mining options Sibanye-Stillwater's Marathon project in Ontario

  • Date: 05-07-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Northern Miner

Financier Jamie Levy and mine builder Kerry Knoll have been busy since selling Pine Point Mining and its zinc project in the Northwest Territories last year to Osisko Metals (TSXV: OM) for $35 million. Through their company Generation Mining (CSE:...

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PGM PRODUCERS: Royal Bafokeng Platinum slams allegations of fraud against its directors

Royal Bafokeng Platinum has hit back at allegations of unethical conduct by its directors. The platinum miner on Thursday issued a notice to shareholders, shortly after markets closed, in response to a report by The Star that the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) is investigating six of Royal Bafokeng Platinum's (RBPlat) board members for allegedly trying to defraud a firm – Ithemba Consulting.

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EMISSIONS: 'Grave concern' as sales of low emission cars fall

  • Date: 04-07-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: BBC

Sales of low emission cars in the UK have fallen for the first time in more than two years, the industry has said.

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BATTERIES: Europe begins to think like China in building its own battery industry

  • Date: 04-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

BRUSSELS/STOCKHOLM -- The European Union is starting to act like China when it comes to building the batteries that will drive the next generation of electric vehicles.

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AUTO SALES: West European car registrations fell 8.4% in June, still forecasting just up for 2019

  • Date: 04-07-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: LMC Auto

West European car registrations fell 8.4% year-on-year in June. The selling rate slipped back to 14.2 mn units/year in June, from 14.4 mn units/year in May.

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FUEL CELLS: Continental Powertrain on e-mobility, AVs and FCEVs

  • Date: 04-07-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Just Auto

Since the transformation of Continental's powertrain business into an independent group earlier this year, the company has been preparing for a partial IPO. Meanwhile, it continues to invest huge sums into automotive powertrain R&D. To learn more about the supplier's research focus, we spoke to Stephan Rebhan, Head of Technology & Innovation, Powertrain Division, Continental.

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PGMS: Sharp divide separates platinum group metal believers, and sceptical dissenters

  • Date: 04-07-19
  • Category: PGMS
  • Source: Mining MX

AFTER 10 years in the doldrums, South African platinum stocks finally sprang back to life from the end of 2018 in response to increases in the prices of palladium and rhodium which – combined with the impact of a depreciating rand – were sufficient to put nearly all South African platinum miners back into the black.

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RAND: South Africa's rand firms to 3-month high, stocks down

  • Date: 04-07-19
  • Category: RAND
  • Source: Nasdaq

JOHANNESBURG, July 4 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand rose against the dollar on Thursday to hit its strongest in nearly three months, tracking fellow emerging market currencies, as the dollar was dented by hopes of U.S. interest rate cuts.

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