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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater trading statement and operating update for the year ended 31 December 2019

  • Date: 14-02-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Sibanye-Stillwater

Johannesburg, 14 February 2020: Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL) is pleased to provide a trading statement and operating update for the year ended 31 December 2019. The comprehensive financial and operating results for the six months and the year ended 31 December 2019 (H2 2019 and 2019 year respectively) will be released on Wednesday, 19 February 2020.

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AUTO SALES: China auto sales likely tumbled 18% in January, coronavirus seen taking heavy toll

  • Date: 13-02-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s vehicle sales likely fell by almost a fifth in January, marking a 19th consecutive month of decline, hurt by Lunar New Year holidays that started earlier than last year and by the coronavirus outbreak.

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EMISSIONS: Beijing outlines plans to improve air quality more in 2020, use more new energy vehicles

  • Date: 13-02-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing will cut smog levels further this year by putting more new energy vehicles (NEV) on its roads, reducing diesel-fuelled truck numbers and tightening its supervision of vehicle emissions and refined oil products, the city said on Thursday.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Winner: Excellence in Safety – Sibanye-Stillwater

In 2018, Sibanye-Stillwater saw its safety performance for the year deteriorate relative to its previous five-year history. Following this safety regression, the company proactively implemented a number of new safety initiatives. Fast track to 2019 and in August, Sibanye-Stillwater reported that its South African gold operations had achieved about 365 days of production without a fatality, for the six months ended June 30.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Ramaphosa Unveils Overhaul of South African Energy Industry

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced sweeping changes to the nation’s electricity industry to address energy shortages and reduce reliance on debt-stricken state power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.

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AUTO SALES: Sales take big hit as holiday, virus dent showroom traffic

  • Date: 13-02-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

New-vehicle sales in China declined 18 percent to 1.94 million in January as the early Lunar New Year holiday and worries over the spread of the deadly coronavirus curbed showroom traffic and dealer orders, signaling the industry’s two-year slide will continue in 2020.

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PGM PROJECTS: In northern Minnesota, neighbors navigate the bitter fight over copper-nickel mining

  • Date: 13-02-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Duluth News Tribune

Two companies — Twin Metals Minnesota and PolyMet — are hoping to establish what would become a new mining industry for the region, tapping into vast deposits of copper, nickel and precious metals underneath the forests and lakes of the northern reaches of the state.

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FUEL CELLS: Another step forward for world’s largest hydrogen truck at Mogalakwena

  • Date: 12-02-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Development of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine truck took another step forward this week.

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