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The battery boom created a new lithium superpower in China

By: Bloomberg     10th October 2018 With a ruined 13th Century castle, the Irish town of Carlow is an unlikely staging post in the super-charged rise of a key player in China’s push to dominate the global electric-vehicle revolution. Ganfeng Lithium Co. sent a team to the town -- a 90-minute drive southwest of Dublin -- in 2013,... 

China battery firms set up $700m nickel JV in Indonesia

By: Reuters     28th September 2018 Chinese battery firm GEM on Friday said it was teaming up with four companies to invest a total of $700-million in a project to produce battery-grade nickel chemicals in Indonesia. The investment comes as several global metals producers have also set their sights on Indonesia's nickel reserves,... 

Chinese lithium giant agrees three-year pact to supply Tesla

By: Bloomberg     21st September 2018 China’s top producer of lithium, a metal used in electric-vehicle batteries, said it’s agreed a deal with Tesla Inc. to supply a fifth of its production to the vehicle maker, highlighting the push for supply pacts. Tesla will designate its battery suppliers to buy lithium-hydroxide products from... 

With copper options, China steps up challenge to London, New York rivals

By: Reuters     20th September 2018 The Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) will launch copper options trading on Friday, aiming to take a slice of a $270 billion global market in one of its biggest challenges yet to London and New York rivals. The product, which follows the launch of sugar and soymeal options last year, comes as... 

China expected to continue as major driver in global silver market – Silver Institute

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th September 2018 China will continue to be a major driver in the global silver market for years to come, fueled by continued industrial demand and silver mining activity, says international industry association, the Silver Institute. “China is by far the largest consumer of silver globally, accounting for 18%... 

China's Tianqi Lithium seeks up to $1bn in Hong Kong listing - sources

By: Reuters     20th August 2018 China's Tianqi Lithium Corp is looking to raise up to $1-billion in its Hong Kong stock market flotation, despite this year's fall in lithium prices, two people close to the deal told Reuters. The company, the world's second largest lithium producer by sales, on Friday filed plans for Hong... 

WPIC, Hengfu launch first platinum bar products in China

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th July 2018 As part of efforts to boost investment demand for physical platinum, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has, in collaboration with Chinese company Shenzhen Hengfu Yingjia (Hengfu), launched the first platinum bar products in China. The launch of the high-purity 999.5 platinum bars forms... 

Glencore's talks to sell cobalt to Chinese firm falter on price

By: Reuters     6th March 2018 Glencore is in talks to sell around a quarter of its cobalt output in a one-year deal to Chinese firm GEM, but price is a sticking point as Glencore and other major producers are now able to exert more influence in negotiations, sources said. Cobalt has increasingly come under the spotlight over... 

Airport development not keeping pace with passenger growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th December 2017 Globally, airport capacity and airline demand for access to airports have not kept pace with one another, setting global aviation on a path to chaos should mitigation measures not be taken with urgency, according to the International Air Transport Association (Iata). Passenger load factors are... 

Few cities have experience to deliver smart city systems

By: Schalk Burger     14th November 2017 Transforming the world by 2030 to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will require the establishment of more smart cities, information and communication technology multinational Huawei industry, marketing and solution department CTO Joe So told delegates at the Smart City World... 

DTI to lead SEZ investment roadshow to China

By: Anine Kilian     5th May 2017 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will lead a 25-member delegation drawn from all special economic zones (SEZs) in South Africa on an investment roadshow to the Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen from May 6 to 11. The objective of the roadshow is to attract investors to the... 

Musina-Makhado special economic zone Energy and Metallurgical Cluster, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     10th March 2017 The Energy and Metallurgical Cluster has entered its implementation phase. 

Musina-Makhado SEZ to revive steel industry

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th March 2017 The South African Energy and Metallurgical Cluster has entered its implementation phase, following the signing of a R40-billion operator agreement between the State-owned Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (SEZ), where the cluster resides, and the Shenzhen Hoi Mor Resources Holding Company.... 

Shenzhen-Zhongshan cross-river channel, China

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd March 2017 The project proposes the construction of a 24 km corridor in Guangdong province. 

Probe launched into set-top box tender

By: News24Wire      30th October 2015 South Africa’s television set-top box tender is coming under the spotlight as an investigation has been launched into its procurement process. Replying to questions from an African National Congress (ANC) member in the National Council of Provinces in Parliament on Thursday, the Department of... 

Remember the Brics bank?

By: Keith Campbell     31st July 2015 Last week – on July 21, to be precise – the New Development Bank (NDB) formally came into existence in Shanghai, China. Created by the countries of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) alignment – alliance or bloc would be too strong a word to describe the association – it... 

ICTSI names head for Australian unit

6th January 2015 International Container Terminal Services Inc. has announced the appointment of Anders Dommestrup as Chief Executive Officer of its Australian subsidiary, Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd.    “We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Dommestrup into the ICTSI Group.  With his... 

Has China reached peak graphite? – Benchmark Mineral Intelligence 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th December 2014 According to a report released this week by London-based Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, China’s share of global natural graphite output will fall by 15% this year to levels not seen since the mid-1990s, when the country began exporting to international markets. This year alone the country’s... 

Sunell launches new Aurora range of megapixel network cameras

29th October 2014 Sunell launched a new range of network cameras, part of its S2 line, at a function held in Shenzhen, China in August. The new Aurora series consists of a range of high-resolution cameras, from IR bullet cameras, dome cameras, box cameras and the company’s latest fisheye camera, offering a range... 

DTI encourages China to invest in SA manufacturing sector

By: Leandi Kolver     22nd October 2014 Department of Trade and Industry export promotion and marketing chief director Zanele Sanni has invited manufacturing and advanced manufacturing companies from Shenzhen, China, to invest in South Africa, noting that Chinese investors could also access the additional special support measures... 

DTI invites SA companies to apply for inclusion in China trade expo 

By: Natalie Greve     13th June 2014 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has extended an invitation to South African companies to apply for participation at the South African Exhibition and Investment seminars scheduled to take place in China from October 20 to 31. To qualify for inclusion, businesses would need to have been... 

Pollution worries as China’s yearly vehicle sales breach 20m level

By: Bloomberg     24th January 2014 China became the first country in which more than 20-million vehicles were sold in any given year as Toyota to General Motors (GM) and Volkswagen delivered a record number of cars there. Total deliveries rose 14% to 21.98-million units last year and may exceed 24-million in 2014, the state-backed... 

China increasingly capitalist under communist rule

By: Keith Campbell     29th November 2013 One of the most significant recent events, worldwide, was the meeting of the Third Plenum of the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China. A plenum involves the entire Central Committee of the Communist Party, which is composed of 205 full members and 167 alternate members. These are chosen... 

China takes cautious step towards carbon emissions trading 

By: Reuters     18th June 2013 China launched its first pilot carbon emissions exchange on Tuesday, though plans for a nationwide roll out and efforts to apply the scheme to some polluting heavy industries could be undermined by a slowdown in the world's No.2 economy. High-emission industries such as aluminium and steel are... 

Company Announcement: Wacker Neuson on the Path to Growth in Asia

18th January 2013 Wacker Neuson, the leading manufacturer of compact equipment and light equipment, presented new products and a growth-oriented strategy for the Asian region 

Joburg develops city ties with Shenzhen

By: Joanne Taylor     6th July 2012 Two major cities are collaborating to complement each other’s trade and economy. Shenzhen in China and Johannesburg have started to share information and ideas to improve foreign trade between the two cities. 

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