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AUTO SALES: French June Car Sales Show First Monthly Gain Since Virus

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

French car sales rose for the first time this year in a sign government incentives toward auto purchases are helping the sector claw back from a deep slump triggered by the coronavirus.

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AUTO SALES: Japan's new auto sales skid 23% year-on-year in June: industry data

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese new auto sales dropped by nearly a quarter in June from a year earlier as consumers continued to hit the brakes on car purchases in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, industry association data showed on Wednesday.

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INVESTMENT: Bullion platinum investment at an all-time high, says WPIC

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: INVESTMENT
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reports that sales of platinum bullion products – retail bars and coins – surged to record highs in the first quarter of the year, with purchases totalling 312 000 oz.

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PGM: Platinum group metals in pole position to benefit from global decarbonisation thrust

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: PGM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

A multiplicity of global announcements are emerging daily that inextricably link platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cells as well as platinum-catalysed hydrogen electrolysers to the rampant acceptance of green hydrogen as the next universal energy carrier that will provide decarbonised mobility, stationary power and combined heat and power.

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EMISSIONS: Europe's automakers likely to meet this year's CO2 targets

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ICCT

Among the manufacturer pools well in reach of their 2020 target, Toyota-Mazda and PSA-Opel stand out by hardly selling any, in the case of Toyota-Mazda, or comparably few, in the case of PSA-Opel, electric vehicles.

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HYDROGEN: S. Korea aims to foster 1,000 hydrogen-related firms by 2040

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Korea Herald

South Korea said Wednesday it will foster 1,000 businesses in the hydrogen industry over the next 20 years in its latest push to nurture a hydrogen-based ecosystem and related economy.

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HYDROGEN: Is the hydrogen tech 'revolution' hope or hype?

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: BBC

In his speech on the planned economic recovery, the prime minister said hydrogen technology is an area where the UK leads the world. He hopes it’ll create clean jobs in the future. But is the hydrogen revolution hope or hype?

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PGM PROJECTS: Feds start Twin Metals environmental review

  • Date: 30-06-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Duluth News Tribune

The move comes just weeks after the Department of Natural Resources said the Twin Metals proposal was "incomplete."

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