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SOUTH AFRICA: South African economy rebounds in Q3 led by mining, manufacturing

South Africa’s economy rebounded strongly in the third quarter as coronavirus restrictions were eased, with mining and manufacturing leading an expansion across all sectors.

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AUTO SALES: Hybrids Are Quietly Selling Faster Than Fully Electric Cars

  • Date: 08-12-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Hybrid cars are seeing a quiet resurgence as the boom in electric vehicles spurs automakers to give the older, cheaper technology a second look.

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HYDROGEN: Hydrogen power: Firms join forces in bid to lower costs

  • Date: 08-12-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: BBC

The possibility of a future powered significantly by clean hydrogen has taken a small step closer.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: First Electric Only Car-Charging Station Opens in the U.K.

The first all-electric auto service station will open in Britain on Monday as drivers increasingly avoid cars fueled by gasoline and diesel.

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AUTO SALES: U.K. Car Sales Plunge 27% as Lockdown Shuts Dealerships

  • Date: 07-12-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Carmakers registered their lowest November sales in the U.K. since 2008 as lockdowns forced dealerships to shut back down. Registrations slid 27% from a year ago to 113,781 cars, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. That’s the steepest decline since a 35% plunge in June.

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ACQUISITIONS: Australia's IGO to buy stake in Greenbushes lithium mine from Tianqi

Australian nickel-gold miner IGO Ltd is in negotiations to buy a minority stake worth close to $1.5 billion in a vehicle holding Tianqi Lithium Corp’s stake in the Greenbushes lithium mine, sources told Reuters.

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PGMS: AP Ventures welcomes Implats as a significant new investor and Advisory Board Member

  • Date: 07-12-20
  • Category: PGMS
  • Source: Market Screener

London, United Kingdom, 7 December 2020: AP Ventures today announces that Impala Platinum Holdings Limited ("Implats") has become a Limited Partner and Advisory Board Member in AP Ventures Fund II.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum safely completes the ACP Phase A rebuild

  • Date: 07-12-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

Anglo American Platinum has safely and successfully completed the rebuild of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase A unit, with first converter matte ready to dispatch to our Base Metals Refinery for the next stage of processing. The ACP Phase A is now in ramp-up and on track to be operating at full capacity by the end of the year.

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