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PGM PRODUCERS: Horror show for JSE’s mining firms as COVID-19 panic leaves no share unscathed

SOUTH African gold shares were heavily affected by the South African government’s declaration of national disaster on Sunday following the proliferation of the COVID-19 virus in the country.

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EMISSIONS: COVID-19 outbreak: Auto industry likely to urge SC to extend BS 6 deadline in India

  • Date: 16-03-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Times Now News

The auto industry has previously requested the Supreme Court of India to extend the deadline for BS 6 in the country as companies and dealerships are still struggling to sell of their stock. While previously, the request was ascribed to a variety of factors, such as the sales slowdown of 2019, liquidity crunch, etc. However, the country's top court had remained steadfast in its decision. Unfortunately, the situation has further worsened with the global coronavirus pandemic. And according to the

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AUTO SALES: Study Predicts Prolonged COVID-19 Pandemic Could Sharply Reduce Vehicle Sales

  • Date: 16-03-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Forbes

The COVID-19 crisis could cause U.S. new vehicle sales to fall by as many as 2.4 million units from 2019 according to research released Monday by ALG, a subsidiary of TrueCar.

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PLATINUM WEEK: LPPM cancels all its planned events during Platinum Week in May

We regret to inform members that the Management Committee of the LPPM has taken the now unavoidable decision to cancel all its planned events during Platinum Week in May. This extremely difficult decision has not been taken lightly but as a response to the rapid spread of Covid-19, the global travel restrictions currently in place and those likely to be made in the coming days. We do hope all our members stay well during this very difficult time and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021 wh

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Thai government announces EV roadmap

The government of Thailand has announced a roadmap to make the country a hub of electrified vehicles in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region in five years, reports the Bangkok Post. Under the roadmap, the government plans to promote electric vehicles (EVs) through state agencies and has set a target to produce 250,000 electrified vehicles, 3,000 electric public buses, and 53,000 electric motorcycles by 2025. The government wants to promote Thailand as the centre of a new gen

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ESKOM: Eskom says all load shedding suspended for now

  • Date: 15-03-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Citizen

On Sunday at noon, Eskom suspended all load shedding. It’s not clear if the rolling blackouts will resume on Monday.

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COVID-19: Put clean energy at the heart of stimulus plans to counter the coronavirus crisis

  • Date: 14-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: IEA

The coronavirus is turning into an unprecedented international crisis, with serious repercussions for people’s health and economic activity

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EMISSIONS: By 2024, Paris passenger cars NOx emissions could drop by up to 87%

  • Date: 13-03-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: True Initiative

By 2024, Paris passenger cars NOX emissions could drop by up to 87% compared to 2016 levels, if the draft schedule for tightening the low-emission zone across the greater Paris region goes ahead according to a new report by ICCT for the TRUE Initiative, launched today, 13 March.

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