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AUTO SALES: Volvo sees higher plug-in hybrid sales as way to avoid big CO2 fines

  • Date: 27-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

Volvo wants a quarter of its vehicle sales in Europe this year to be plug-in hybrids to help the automaker avoid fines if it misses the European Union's latest CO2 emissions reduction goals.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Sibanye-Stillwater’s SA gold operations achieve 10 million fatality free shifts

  • Date: 27-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Sibanye-Stillwater

Sibanye-Stillwater is pleased to announce that its SA gold operations achieved 10 million fatality free shifts on 26 January 2020. This is a significant milestone, which has never been achieved in the history of these gold operations, nor in the history of the SA deep level gold mining industry.

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AUTO SALES: EV sales growing faster than expected

  • Date: 27-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

Sales of electrified vehicles — particularly plug-in hybrids and full battery electrics — are growing faster than expected, according to a new study from Boston Consulting Group.

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LITHIUM: China’s top lithium producer struggles under debt load

  • Date: 27-01-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Financial Times

China’s largest lithium producer is struggling to repay debt that helped finance an aggressive overseas expansion, the latest Chinese company to hit setbacks going global.

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BATTERIES: Audi makes changes in Brussels factory for e-tron

  • Date: 26-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Electrive

Audi is making some major personnel changes at their Brussels plant, where the e-tron quattro electric SUV is manufactured. The jobs of at least 145 temporary workers are to be put on hold. In the worst case, this lot could threaten up to 250 employees.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Unki Mine sees 4% increase in platinum production

Anglo-American-owned platinum mine, Unki Platinum, recorded a 4% increase in platinum production to 89 400 ounces last year.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Load shedding costs Amplats R742m

JOHANNESBURG - Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) lost 38000 ounces of platinum group metals (PGM) production last year as a result of load shedding.

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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's mining fatalities at their lowest ever

  • Date: 24-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

TSHWANE (miningweekly.com) – The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on Friday announced the lowest number of mining fatalities on record, at 51 for 2019.

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