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GOLD: Top Indian Gold Seller Shuts Shops as Industry Grinds to a Halt

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: GOLD
  • Source: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- India’s jewelry industry has come to a standstill as the government locked down much of the country to try and stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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LITHIUM: Livent Provides Update On Status Of Its Argentina Operations Following Government Decree

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Livent

On March 19, 2020, the government of Argentina enacted an emergency decree ordering a national mandatory quarantine effective from March 20, 2020 through March 31, 2020. Upon issuance of this government decree, Livent began the process of stopping operations and safely moving employees and contractors off the mountain where the Salar del Hombre Muerto is located. This was a multi-day process, and the Company suspended all its production operations in the Argentinian provinces of Catamarca and

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SOUTH AFRICA: Minerals Council, Sibanye condemn false Covid-19 reports

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The Minerals Council South Africa says it will provide a daily update on its website if and when incidents of Covid-19 are confirmed at its members’ operations.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: SIAM, ACMA Ask Auto Industry To Shut Their Plants

Automobile makers and auto component manufacturers in India have been asked to shut their plants by their respective industry bodies in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

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SOUTH AFRICA: State is considering 21-day lockdown to halt spread of Covid-19

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

Individuals would only be allowed to leave their homes under strictly controlled circumstances, such as buying food, seeking medical care or visiting a pharmacy

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POLLUTION: Coronavirus Deaths Stir Calls in China to Clean Up Air Pollution

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: Bloomberg

The virus that has killed more than 3,200 people in the country and threatens to wipe out $2.7 trillion from the global economy is raising questions about how decades of air pollution affected China’s ability to control the spread of Covid-19 and minimize the number of critical cases. As China’s economy begins to rebound, government officials and citizens are calling for an increased effort not only to improve the public health system that strained under the pandemic, but to clean up an environm

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AUTO SALES: China estimates new vehicle sales will drop just 10% this year

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

SHANGHAI — The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, citing widespread uncertainties brought on by the coronavirus outbreak, has declined to update its outlook for new-vehicle sales this year.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric car emissions myth 'busted'

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are a damaging myth, new research shows.

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