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CORONAVIRUS: Geneva motor show cancelled after Swiss government bans mass events

  • Date: 28-02-20
  • Category: CORONAVIRUS
  • Source: Auto News

The organizers of the Geneva auto show said the event has been canceled after Swiss government banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people.

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AUTO SALES: German registrations expected to fall further due to coronavirus

  • Date: 27-02-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

German new-car registrations are expected to decline by 6 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak hits automakers and suppliers, industry association VDA said on Thursday.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Fiat Chrysler wins waiver to retrieve parts from virus-hit supplier

MILAN -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles obtained permission to retrieve critical parts from a supplier in an area in northern Italy locked down following the country's coronavirus outbreak.

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AUTO NEWS: VW to appoint ‘aggressive’ climate activist to scrutinise policies

  • Date: 25-02-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Financial Times

Volkswagen’s chief executive has pledged to employ a young climate campaigner to “aggressively” challenge the company’s environmental policies, as he acknowledged the world’s largest carmaker was moving too slowly in the race to roll out electric vehicles.

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EMISSIONS: Two-Thirds of the World’s Most Polluted Cities Are in India

  • Date: 25-02-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Several Chinese cities, including Beijing, have dramatically improved their air quality in recent years, while Indian metropolises remain some of the world’s worst polluted, according to a new report.

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HYDROGEN: New Tory party chair pledges to be ‘a voice’ in Government for Sheffield hydrogen specialist

  • Date: 24-02-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: The Star

The new chair of the Conservative party said a Sheffield hydrogen specialist was a “a great business creating great skilled jobs” and she would urge ministers to continue backing the company.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Nissan, Honda delay restart of some China plants due to coronavirus

Nissan and Honda delayed on Friday the restart of plants in China near the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, complying with authorities' directives, but raising the risk of further supply disruptions that could hit global car production.

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MINING: Brazil's Vale reports surprise loss amid base metal issues

  • Date: 21-02-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA severely missed quarterly profit and margin estimates on Thursday, largely due to impairments related to its base metal and coal operations and the lingering effects of a deadly dam burst in January 2019.

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