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NORNICKEL: Russian businessman Potanin says he may raise stake in Nornickel

  • Date: 20-11-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian businessman Vladimir Potanin, the biggest shareholder in Norilsk Nickel, said on Wednesday he may raise his stake in the Russian mining giant if the opportunity arises.

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INVESTMENT: Sibanye-Stillwater bails from WPIC, Implats says departure is “big loss” to organisation

  • Date: 20-11-19
  • Category: INVESTMENT
  • Source: Mining MX

SIBANYE-Stillwater confirmed it was heading out of the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC), saying that as “a new kid on the block” the company had a different take on how to stimulate demand for platinum group metals (PGMs).

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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam raises R1.35bn under note programme, makes further in-roads into debt

NORTHAM Platinum said it had completed the private placement of domestic term notes worth R1.35bn in a book-build that was oversubscribed.

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ESKOM: Eskom expects unbundling of transmission to be done by March

  • Date: 20-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Eye Witness News

CAPE TOWN – Following the announcement of Andre de Ruyter as Eskom’s new CEO this week, the Department of Public Enterprises has on Wednesday given details about plans to unbundle the cash strapped utility.

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel reveals ambitious technology – as well as production – plans

  • Date: 19-11-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: International Mining

Technology looks like playing a pivotal role in Norilsk Nickel’s ambitious growth plan to boost its mined ore volumes at the renowned Taimyr operation, in Russia.

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NORNICKEL: Russia to dominate world’s platinum & palladium production with new Arctic project

  • Date: 19-11-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: RT

The Arctic Palladium project which involves development of several platinum-group metal deposits on Russia’s Taimyr Peninsula is nearing completion. It is expected to turn Russia into the world’s top producer of platinum metals.

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AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: -0.7% 10 months into 2019; +8.7% in October

  • Date: 19-11-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

In October 2019, the EU passenger car market grew by 8.7% to reach 1,177,746 units registered. This marked the highest October total on record since 2009. During the same month last year, registrations fell by 7.3% after the WLTP test came into effect, setting a low base of comparison for 2019. As a result, nearly all EU countries posted increases in October, with the exception of Cyprus and the United Kingdom.

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FUEL CELLS: ITM Power and Iwatani Corporation of America Establish US Collaboration Agreement

  • Date: 19-11-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: ITM Power

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, and Iwatani Corporation of America (“ICA”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Iwatani Corporation (8088: Tokyo Stock Exchange) are pleased to announce that the two companies have signed a collaboration agreement for the deployment of multi MW electrolyser based hydrogen energy systems in North America.

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