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HYDROGEN: UK natural gas distributors eye large-scale gas grid conversion to hydrogen

  • Date: 23-11-18
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: SP Global

UK gas distributors Northern Gas Networks and Cadent -- together with Norway's Equinor -- propose the conversion of parts of the UK gas grid to hydrogen starting in 2028 in order to provide the start of the "deep decarbonization" of heating in the country.

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MACROECONOMICS: Euro-Area Economy Puts Another Dent in ECB Hopes for Rebound

The euro-area economy stumbled again this month, with a key indicator falling to the lowest in four years, denting expectations for an economic pickup after a summer slowdown.

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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe plans refinery for the country's platinum mines- budget document

  • Date: 22-11-18
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Reuters

HARARE, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe is planning to build a base metals and precious metals refinery that will process platinum from all the country’s platinum mines, a budget statement released on Thursday said.

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BATTERIES: BASF makes low-nickel wager amid scramble for battery metals

  • Date: 22-11-18
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

German chemicals giant BASF (BASFn.DE) is betting on a new recipe for electric car batteries which stretches the time between charges while cutting dependence on nickel to help shave costs and grab more of a growing market.

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PGM SUPPLY: Tribunal approves Sibanye, Lonmin merger; imposes 6-month moratorium on retrenchments

  • Date: 21-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The Competition Tribunal on Wednesday approved the merger between Sibanye-Stillwater and Lonmin, with conditions. As part of its consent for the transaction, it imposed a six-month moratorium on retrenchments at the Lonmin operations.

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PGM SUPPLY: Tribunal approves Sibanye, Lonmin merger; imposes 6-month moratorium on retrenchments

  • Date: 21-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The Competition Tribunal on Wednesday approved the merger between Sibanye-Stillwater and Lonmin, with conditions. As part of its consent for the transaction, it imposed a six-month moratorium on retrenchments at the Lonmin operations.

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EMISSIONS: Bentley's hit from WLTP tests 'close to catastrophic,' CEO says

  • Date: 20-11-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

LONDON -- Bentley was too slow to ready its cars for Europe's new WLTP testing regime, causing problems that were "close to catastrophic," CEO Adrian Hallmark said.

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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe to let gold, platinum mines retain higher dollar earnings

  • Date: 19-11-18
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: IOL

INTERNATIONAL - Zimbabwe will allow gold and platinum mining companies to retain up to 55 percent of their earnings in dollars, government and central bank officials said on Monday, as authorities in the southern African nation move to ensure operators remain viable.

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