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LITHIUM: France's Eramet gives go-ahead to lithium project in Argentina

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Eramet has approved the development of a lithium mine in Argentina as the French group pursues a shift towards minerals used to power electric vehicles to meet burgeoning demand.

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LITHIUM: China And The U.S. Heading For A Showdown In An Australian Lithium Mine

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Forbes

New-found U.S. government interest in rare earths and other metals used in electric cars and emerging technologies could test a unique Chinese-American joint venture producing lithium in Australia.

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RARE EARTHS: Chinese Rare-Earth Magnet Producer to Expand as EV Demand Booms

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: RARE EARTHS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Industries around the world producing a host of electrical appliances will increasingly be forced to compete for rare-earth magnets with China’s burgeoning market for new energy vehicles, according to one Beijing-based magnet producer.

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LITHIUM: Column: Boom-and-bust lithium market needs a pricing rethink

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp., the world’s largest lithium producer, is not impressed by the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) plans to launch a lithium contract.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Interest in electric vehicles growing, but diesel still essential to fleets

Diesel is still an essential fuel for fleets as cleaner alternatives so far fail to achieve the economy and range it offers. But interest is growing in electric vehicles, said fleet decision makers at the Fleet200 Executive Club meeting, held at Company Car In Action in June.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: BMW accelerates rollout of electric cars to catch up with rivals

BMW has accelerated its rollout of electric cars, in a bid to convince investors it is capable of catching rivals in the race to sell battery vehicles.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: With EVs, drones and AI, China crafts green-tech megalopolis

Entrepreneur Tony Verb is on a mission to promote technology that can help make cities greener and smarter in China's Greater Bay Area, now being shaped as a low-carbon megalopolis.

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JEWELLERY: Hong Kong Jewellery Industry Mature Market Report

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: 0755zb.com

The size of the Hong Kong jewelry market is over 60 billion, and mainland tourists account for about half of the total. The Hong Kong jewelry market maintained a growth rate of more than 8% before 2013. Since 2014, it has experienced a large negative growth and resumed its growth trend after 2017. In terms of category structure, Hong Kong has a larger proportion of inlaid jewellery. The industry is gradually increasing the share and variety of gem-set jewellery products, from the low gross...

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