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AUTO SALES: Fuel types of new vans: diesel 92.8%, electric 1.2%, alternative fuels 1.3% market share in 2019

  • Date: 15-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 15 April 2020 – Overall in 2019, 92.8% of all new light commercial vehicles registered in the European Union ran on diesel, while petrol accounted for 4.4% of van registrations. Electrically‐chargeable vehicles (ECV) made up 1.2% of total new van sales across the region, and all alternatively‐powered vehicles (APV) together held a combined market share of 2.8% last year.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Impala Platinum putting workers’ lives at risk - Amcu

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has warned mine owners not to pressure government into allowing them to restart operations amid the coronavirus lockdown.

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GOLD: Johannesburg gold shares surge as rand gold price eases through historic R1m/kg mark

  • Date: 15-04-20
  • Category: GOLD
  • Source: Mining MX

Shares in Johannesburg’s gold stocks surged on Tuesday as the rand gold price breached R1m per kilogram for the first time in history. But the best share price moves were for companies with mines outside of South Africa which is currently in lockdown. AngloGold Ashanti moved through R400 per share – the first time ever; Gold Fields went to its highest level in more than five years.

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LITHIUM: Tianqi looks to sell stake in world’s largest lithium mine

  • Date: 15-04-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: FT

China’s Tianqi Lithium is looking to sell part of its majority stake in the world’s largest lithium mine as it struggles to pay back debt racked up in an aggressive global expansion. The Shenzhen-listed company is courting bidders for some of its 51 per cent holding in Talison Lithium, which owns the Greenbushes mine in Western Australia, according to two people familiar with the company.

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AUTO SALES: China sales fall 43% in March; industry sees 2nd-half recovery

  • Date: 14-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

BEIJING -- Auto sales in China plunged 43 percent in March, data released on Friday showed, as the world's biggest light-vehicle market struggles to get into gear following a prolonged demand slump that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye to resume limited mining in South Africa

Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE:SBSW) says it could restart limited operations at its South African mines as soon as April 14, as the government's approval of limited mining and processing provides the first easing of restrictions on one the country's most vital industries.

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EMISSIONS: South Africa to Disclose Carbon Emissions from Its Biggest Polluters

  • Date: 14-04-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: MoneyWeb

South Africa’s Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has ordered her department to disclose the greenhouse-gas emissions of 16 of the country’s biggest polluters. Barbara Creecy instructed the department to release the information for companies including Sasol, Eskom and Anglo American after a request by the Centre for Environmental Rights.

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LITHIUM: Advantage Announces Shareholder Approval of Arrangement with Orocobre

  • Date: 14-04-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Advantage Lithium

ADVANTAGE LITHIUM CORP. (TSXV: AAL) (OTCQX: AVLIF) (“Advantage” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, at the annual general and special meeting of holders (“Shareholders”) of common shares (“Advantage Shares”) of Advantage (the “Shareholders”) held today (the “Meeting”), Shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favour of a special resolution (the “Arrangement Resolution”) to approve the previously announced plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) with Orocobre Limited (“Orocobre”) pursuant to which Orocobre will acquire all of the issued and outstanding Advantage Shares not already owned by Orocobre in exchange for 0.142 ordinary shares of Orocobre for each Advantage Share.

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