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NORNICKEL: Russia's Nornickel board to discuss Rusal demands this month

  • Date: 15-07-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The board of Russia’s Norilsk Nickel on Wednesday said it would discuss demands from its major stakeholder Rusal later this month for it to overhaul its environmental policies and change its management after a fuel spill in Siberia.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: South Korea to spend $95 billion on green projects to boost economy

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea outlined a plan on Tuesday to spend 114.1 trillion won ($94.6 billion) on a “New Deal” to create jobs and help the economy recover from the coronavirus fallout, anchored in part by “green” investment in electric vehicles and hydrogen cars.

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AUTO SALES: India's auto sales to take 3-4 years to return to peak levels

  • Date: 14-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - India’s auto sales volume will not return to the peak levels seen in 2018 for another three-to-four years, an industry body executive said on Tuesday, as the COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated disruption in a sector already hit by weak demand.

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AUTO SALES: China NEV sales fall 22% in June

  • Date: 14-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

Sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China, comprising mainly electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, declined by over 22% to 104,000 units in June 2020 from a peak year earlier level of 134,000 units, according to wholesale data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel dismisses Talnakh concentrator management for enviro violations

  • Date: 13-07-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Russian mining company Nornickel has dismissed the management of the Talnakh concentrator for gross misconduct, after an internal investigation discovered two instances of unauthorised industrial water discharge.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Update on the global transition to electric vehicles through 2019

By the end of 2019, electric vehicles have been deployed in over 100 countries. With dramatic growth through 2019, passenger electric vehicle sales surpassed 7 million roughly twice as fast as it took conventional hybrids to do so, despite having greater cost and infrastructure barriers to overcome. China’s cumulative passenger electric vehicle sales through 2019 reached 3.66 million, accounting for 48% of the global stock.

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JEWELLERY: Hallmarking down over 40% in June as Covid impact continues

  • Date: 13-07-20
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Jewellery Focus

The impact of the coronavirus on UK hallmarking has continued in the month of June with the total number of pieces hallmarked during the month down by 45%.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Tharisa to finalise R760m Vulcan plant funding this quarter

Chrome and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Tharisa expects to have funding for its Vulcan plant in place by the end of September, to complete its SA processing plant set-up.

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