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ACQUISITIONS: Analyst questions the economic wisdom of Implats' bid for Canada's NAP

JOHANNESBURG – A top mining analyst has warned that the proposed R11.4 billion Impala Platinum (Implats) acquisition bid of Canada’s North American Palladium (NAP) may not be beneficial to the company.

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ACQUISITIONS: How does Implats’ “Lac des Iles” stack up against Sibanye’s 2016 Stillwater deal?

IMPALA Platinum’s (Implats’) bid to buy North American Palladium (NAP) is the second time a South African platinum group metal (PGM) company has sought growth in a district other than the Bushveld Complex where most of the world’s PGMs are to be found.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Tharisa forecasts sizeable production hike this year

  • Date: 09-10-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Proactive Investors

Tharisa PLC (LON:THS) upped production in its latest quarter as benefits from a restructuring of its Platinum and chrome mine in South Africa started to come through.

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FERROCHROME: First Nation takes the lead on Ring of Fire supply road

  • Date: 09-10-19
  • Category: FERROCHROME
  • Source: Northern Ontario Business

A First Nation community is breaking new ground is leading the environmental assessment and consultation process on a proposed short supply road to the Ring of Fire.

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ZIMBABWE: Arcadia leads Zimbabwe's mega mine projects

  • Date: 09-10-19
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Africa Mining Market

Prospect Resources has registered significant progress on its Zimbabwe-based electric vehicles batteries lithium project just outside Harare.

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ZIMBABWE: New Energy Plan to Leverage Minerals

  • Date: 09-10-19
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: All Africa

Cabinet yesterday approved a plan to develop energy from mineral resources to ensure Zimbabwe becomes a net exporter of electricity and fuel by 2030.

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LITHIUM: Nobel prize for chemistry: the lithium-ion battery

  • Date: 09-10-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Economist

ALTHOUGH ALFRED NOBEL’S will states that the annual prizes bearing his name should be given to those who “have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind”, the science awards have a tendency to end up in the hands of those who have made esoteric, if profound, advances. Not so with this year’s prize in chemistry. Three researchers—two from America and one from Japan—have been rewarded for their work in developing the lithium-ion battery.

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ICE: International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

  • Date: 09-10-19
  • Category: ICE
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Thirty-seven globally prominent scientists representing the International Journal of Engine Research have published an open-access editorial addressing the future of the Internal Combustion Engine, and stressing the importance for continued development of more efficient and even lower-emitting technologies.

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