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LITHIUM: Lithium projects in Argentina suspended

  • Date: 24-03-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Argus Media

Australian companies involved in Argentina's lithium brine industry have suspended on-site work at projects until the end of March to comply with government's coronavirus containment measures.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Royal Bafokeng Platinum's response to COVID-19

  • Date: 24-03-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Royal Bafokeng Platinum

Following the President’s declaration of a National Disaster for the global COVID-19 pandemic a week ago, the President on Monday, 23 March 2020, announced a national 21-day lockdown, starting at midnight 26 March until 16 April 2020, to fundamentally disrupt the chain of transmission of the coronavirus and keep South Africans safe.

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COVID-19: EU auto industry faces unprecedented crisis

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 20 March 2020 – The effect of the coronavirus on society and the global economy is unprecedented, with grave consequences for the automobile industry. Indeed, most of the members of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) have already announced temporary closures of plants due to collapsing demand, supply shortages, and government measures, and are facing cases of corona infections and quarantines among their employees.

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HYDROGEN: New Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Car Congress

A coalition of major oil & gas, power, automotive, fuel cell, and hydrogen companies have developed and released the full new report, a “Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy.” The Road Map stresses the versatility of hydrogen as an enabler of the renewable energy system; an energy vector that can be transported and stored; and a fuel for the transportation sector, heating of buildings and providing heat and feedstock to industry.

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REFINING: Swiss gold refinery Argor Heraeus suspends production due to virus threat

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: REFINING
  • Source: Reuters

Swiss precious metals refinery Argor Heraeus said on Monday it was suspending operations at its facility in Switzerland for two weeks from March 23.

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GOLD: Top Indian Gold Seller Shuts Shops as Industry Grinds to a Halt

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: GOLD
  • Source: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- India’s jewelry industry has come to a standstill as the government locked down much of the country to try and stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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LITHIUM: Livent Provides Update On Status Of Its Argentina Operations Following Government Decree

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Livent

On March 19, 2020, the government of Argentina enacted an emergency decree ordering a national mandatory quarantine effective from March 20, 2020 through March 31, 2020. Upon issuance of this government decree, Livent began the process of stopping operations and safely moving employees and contractors off the mountain where the Salar del Hombre Muerto is located. This was a multi-day process, and the Company suspended all its production operations in the Argentinian provinces of Catamarca and

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SOUTH AFRICA: Minerals Council, Sibanye condemn false Covid-19 reports

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The Minerals Council South Africa says it will provide a daily update on its website if and when incidents of Covid-19 are confirmed at its members’ operations.

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