Consulting analysts in tomorrow’s commodities and technologies

News

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Porsche Is in Talks to Buy Electric-Car Batteries From China

Porsche is in discussions to procure electric-car batteries from China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd., as global automakers widen their supplier networks to secure the key components for future vehicles.

View full story

LITHIUM: Veolia awarded contract for Toyota Tsusho's Nahara LiOH plant

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Chemengonline

Veolia Water Technologies (www.veoliawatertech.com) will provide a chemical processing plant featuring HPD evaporation and crystallization technologies designed to convert lithium carbonate into lithium hydroxide employed in the manufacturing of batteries that power electric vehicles.

View full story

AUTOCATALYSTS: VW introduces 'twin dosing' SCR for Euro 6d diesels

Volkswagen has developed a new SCR system for diesel engines which uses 'twin dosing'.

View full story

AUTO SALES: Beijing must face reality in bid to spur auto sales

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

SHANGHAI -- The State Council, China’s cabinet, last week released a long list of steps it will take to boost consumer consumption.

View full story

SOUTH AFRICA: #MokopaneShutdown: ‘We will use force’ – Police

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Review Online

Protesters were informed by police this morning that the shutdown march could not go ahead as planned.

View full story

PGM PRODUCERS: Cash-rich Implats revives idea of merging with RBPlat

Impala Platinum (Implats) signalled on Thursday that it is interested in a merger with Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) after the world’s third-largest miner of the metal showed a dramatic improvement in its annual financials.

View full story

PGM PRODUCERS: Implats Reports FY19 Swing to Net Profit

Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. (IMP.JO) on Thursday reported a swing to a net profit for fiscal 2019 after benefiting from higher prices for platinum group metals in the year.

View full story

ESKOM: South Africa's Gordhan Confirms Plan to Split Eskom

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Bloomberg

South Africa’s government is intent on putting embattled state power company Eskom Holdings back on a sustainable footing and will consult with its debt holders on any re-organization. The country's Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan speaks exclusively with Bloomberg's Manus Cranny at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town. (Source: Bloomberg)

View full story