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AUTO SALES: UK rules out post-lockdown incentives to boost car sales

  • Date: 30-06-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

LONDON -- The British government will not offer a sales stimulus program to boost new-car sales hit by the coronavirus pandemic but the auto industry is hopeful the authorities will offer financial support if sales are impacted in the longer term.

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PGM PROJECTS: Rostec participates in consortium to develop palladium, platinum deposit

MURMANSK, June 30. /TASS/. A consortium, which includes state-run Rostec, is working on papers to begin development of the Fedorova Tundra deposit of palladium and platinum in the Murmansk Region, Governor Andrei Chibis told local legislators in the report on the government’s performance in 2019.

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CHROME: Covid-19 hampers the Pouroulis family's search for chrome buyers

  • Date: 30-06-20
  • Category: CHROME
  • Source: African Intelligence

The family of mining and oil magnate Adonis Pouroulis has seen the coronavirus pandemic delay the start of production at its new mine in Zimbabwe and hamper its efforts to conclude ore offtake contracts. [...] (390 words)

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AUTO SALES: Supply Constraints Hurt Auto Sales In June, Say Analysts

  • Date: 30-06-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Auto wholesales declined in June on supply-chain constraints, even as improving rural demand and preference for personal vehicles amid the pandemic drove demand, according to three brokerages.

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BATTERIES: DOE issues RFI to strengthen battery critical materials supply chains

  • Date: 30-06-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a request for information (RFI) (DOE-FOA-0002358) on challenges and opportunities in the upstream and midstream critical-materials battery supply chains.

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MACROECONOMICS: Drastic Covid-19 Slowdown May Hinder Any Green Recovery

As Covid-19 spread across the globe this spring, flights were halted, commutes were cancelled and oil tankers floated offshore, waiting for a spike in demand.

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NORNICKEL: Norilsk Nickel caught dumping poisonous waste into rivers month after the catastrophic diesel leak

  • Date: 29-06-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Siberian Times

Journalists Yelena Kosyuchenko and Yuri Kozyrev from Novaya Gazeta newspaper, and a team of ecologists filmed two large pipes dumping poisonous water from the factory’s tailings storage into River Kharaelakh, Lake Pyasino and on the surrounding tundra.

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PGM PRODUCERS: South Africa miners look to increase COVID-19 testing as cases increase

The Minerals Council South Africa said the industry currently screened about 272,000 employees every time they reported for work and had conducted 15,994 tests, at June 25.

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