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AUTO SALES: China - Major cities relax license plate control to spur car sales

  • Date: 26-03-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

SHANGHAI – With a big push from President Xi Jinping, large cities across China have finally started to loosen limits on new-vehicle sales.

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PGM PRODUCERS: SA mining faces 15% production knock in 2020 as it prepares for national lockdown

SOUTH Africa’s mining sector could suffer direct production losses of 8% of annual output as a result of the 21-day lockdown due to start at midnight on Thursday.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats response to COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa

Implats notes South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s directive for a 21-day national shutdown of all non-essential businesses and services, effective midnight Thursday 26 March 2020.

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COPPER: First Quantum eyes Cobre Panama stake sale

  • Date: 25-03-20
  • Category: COPPER
  • Source: Mining.com

With a current market capitalization of $2.4 billion, First Quantum trades around three times its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, compared to an average of eight times for mining companies. Its net debt at the end of 2019 stood at $8.8 billion.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Russia's Nornickel extends shift at Bystrinsky mine

MOSCOW, March 25 (Reuters) - Russia’s Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), the world’s largest palladium producer and a major global nickel producer, has launched additional measures to protect employees amid the coronavirus pandemic, it said on Wednesday.

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AUTO SALES: Coronavirus Impact on Global Auto Demand

  • Date: 25-03-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: IHS Markit

The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) epidemic is spreading rapidly, with a growing number of countries around the world announcing drastic measures to slow down the infection rates. Key European countries are intensifying already-implemented restrictions, while the United States is starting to implement more aggressive measures in various areas.Over the last few weeks, IHS Markit has been evaluating and analyzing prevailing auto demand conditions in light of these containment directives, alongside i

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater cutting back on Montana expansion because of COVID-19 outbreak

Update 5:05 p.m. Sibanye-Stillwater clarified that no union employees will be cut, only contract workers at Blitz. Also, production and development work at Blitz will continue, but surface and project work is being idled.

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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa mines to shut in nation-wide lockdown

  • Date: 24-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Journal

South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a 21-day, nationwide lockdown which is set to impact the mining sector as the country moves to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.

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