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ESKOM: Eskom commits to keeping the lights on during SA lockdown

  • Date: 30-03-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining Review

Eskom recognises the gravity of the recent outbreak of Covid-19, and the difficulties the country will have to endure in our endeavours to arrest the spread of the pandemic.

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OEM: Faurecia drops its financial guidance; says China business normalizingPRINT

  • Date: 27-03-20
  • Category: OEM
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS -- Faurecia abandoned its financial guidance, due to the hit to its business caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum updates response to South Africa’s COVID-19 measures

  • Date: 27-03-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

In line with South African government regulations, Anglo American Platinum has assessed the ability to continue some operations on a reduced basis. Subject to further planning, mining operations at the open- pit Mogalakwena mine, and at the mechanised Mototolo mine may continue on a reduced basis.

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COVID-19: COVID-19 impact on Umicore’s operations

  • Date: 27-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Yahoo

While Umicore’s activities were off to a strong start this year, the virus outbreak caused a serious slowdown in Umicore’s automotive catalyst and battery materials activities in Asia at the time of the Lunar New Year holidays and in the following weeks. Demand and production levels for both automotive catalysts and battery materials in Asia are now gradually picking up. However, as the contagion of the virus spread to the rest of the world, the automotive industry has been forced to shut down m

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MACROECONOMICS: South Africa: GDP to contract by 4.9% this year as external developments derail a fragile recovery

The South African economy had already entered 2020 on a very fragile footing before the dramatic external developments related to the Covid-19 pandemic emerged.

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PGM PRODUCERS: African Rainbow Minerals Impact of Covid-19 on Business

  • Date: 27-03-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: African Rainbow Minerals

In compliance with the nationwide lockdown, all ARM mining operations including Khumani, Beeshoek, Black Rock, Modikwa, Two Rivers and Nkomati mines have been placed on temporary care and maintenance for the duration of the lockdown period.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats continues repairs on processing facilities despite lockdown

South Africa‘s Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said on Friday repairs at its processing facilities would continue while operations its underground mines and smelter were curtailed due to a three-week lockdown over the coronavirus.

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ESKOM: South African Lockdown Prompts Eskom to Scale Back Workforce

  • Date: 27-03-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Bloomberg

South Africa’s state power utility told part of its workforce to stay home and delayed some maintenance as demand for electricity plummeted due to a national lockdown aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus.

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