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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater maintains debt-reduction drive

Sibanye-Stillwater shares have recovered some ground lost over the past two weeks after the company reported “neutral” half-year financial results and a fairly positive outlook for H2 under COVID-affected circumstances.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Amazon Buys 1,800 Electric Mercedes Vans in Latest Green Effort

Amazon.com Inc. is buying 1,800 electric delivery vans from Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, the retailer’s biggest commitment to date to cut the carbon footprint of its delivery operations in Europe.

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FERROCHROME: Merafe says impairments could take interim basic earnings loss to 39c/share

  • Date: 28-08-20
  • Category: FERROCHROME
  • Source: Mining MX

MERAFE Resources, the Johannesburg-listed ferrochrome producer that postponed its interim results until September whilst it absorbed the impact of impairment charges, said in a trading statement today it would report a basic loss per share of 37.6 to 39 cents.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater reinstates dividend as higher metals prices boost earnings

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Sibanye-Stillwater has returned to an interim profit and reinstated its dividend as higher precious metals prices and a weaker rand currency boosted its earnings in the first half.

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HYDROGEN: Europe faces high hurdles to make hydrogen hype reality

  • Date: 27-08-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Reuters

A European Union goal to boost the use of zero-carbon hydrogen is likely to be a pipe dream unless the bloc can find billions in investment and persuade member states, under strain from the pandemic hit to their economies, to give their backing.

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AUTO SALES: Carmakers turn to the silver screen to boost sales

  • Date: 27-08-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Financial Times

Carmakers in Germany are counting on the lure of the silver screen to sell their latest models during the coronavirus pandemic. Audi, Porsche and Seat are enticing motorists to drive-in events designed to encourage customers to buy their cars, as the industry suffers the sharpest slowdown in decades. The carmakers, all Volkswagen Group brands, are offering customers the chance to watch their favourite films, bands or football teams, often combined with the chance to drive a brand new vehicle...

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POLLUTION: Oxford sets out UK’s first localised air pollution target

  • Date: 27-08-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: Air Quality News

Oxford City Council has set out plans to go significantly further than the current legal target for air pollution to improve the health of those living, working, and visiting the city.

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HYDROGEN: Easy street: why investors are hungry for hydrogen-fuelled driving

  • Date: 27-08-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Financial Times

What was your worst investment decision? For Toyota, buying 2m Tesla shares at around $20 a share in 2010, then selling them again at $200 must be high on its list. Tesla shares now change hands for more than $2,000 each. One of the reasons Toyota sold up four years ago was a growing divergence of views between the two carmakers on the future of transport — including the importance of hydrogen fuel cell technology. In 2014, Toyota unveiled its prototype hydrogen-powered car, Mirai, the Japanese...

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