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Atlas Copco

13th July 2018 A world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, Atlas Copco is characterised by focused businesses, a global presence with direct sales and service, a strong, stable and growing service business, professional people and an asset-light and flexible manufacturing setup. “We are... 

Cobalt hunt takes Aussie explorer to forest on BMW's doorstep

By: Bloomberg     13th June 2018 The search for cobalt, a key component of the battery-powered auto fleets of the future, has arrived on BMW AG’s doorstep with a discovery of an ore deposit not far from the plant where the German manufacturer makes its i3 electric city car. The cobalt find in a forested section of Saxony’s... 

Boliden bets on battery boost as electrification gains traction

By: Bloomberg     12th June 2018 Boliden AB, the mining company that traces its roots to a 1920s gold discovery in northern Sweden, is preparing for a future where everything from boats to cars and its own machines run on electricity. Although the company’s mines mainly produce base metals needed for construction and... 

Eritrea 'poison pill' complicates miner Lundin's aspirations – sources

By: Reuters     18th May 2018 The weak human rights record of one of Africa's poorest countries is coming between Lundin Mining Corp and its pursuit of a prized European copper and gold asset. Cash-rich Lundin's latest run at fellow Canadian miner Nevsun Resources is designed to bag the Timok project in Serbia, but it had to... 

Global leader Dynapac aims to solidify its presence in South Africa through dynamic product offerings

25th April 2018 Dynapac, now part of Fayat Group, one of the largest construction groups in France and a world leader in road construction equipment, is poised to further strengthen its position as a global frontrunner in the manufacture and supply of equipment for the roadbuilding and civil construction... 

Volvo Trucks launches first all-electric truck, sales to start in 2019

By: Irma Venter     19th April 2018 Volvo Trucks has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use. The FL Electric will be used for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Sales and series production of the new model will start in Europe next year. 

Dormant Swedish mine comes alive in rush for car batteries

By: Bloomberg     6th April 2018 The global race to develop batteries for electric cars is reaching deep into the pine forests of central Sweden, where a dormant graphite mine is getting a new lease on life. Woxna, situated about 259 km north of Stockholm, was mothballed in 2001 amid a slump in prices. Now, a Canadian company... 

Mercury Rising: Gold mining takes a toxic toll on Kenyan women

By: Reuters     28th March 2018 Scorching sun beats down on half a dozen women as they carry large sacks of crushed ore on their backs at the Osiri-Matanda gold mine near Kenya's border with Tanzania. On wooden tables, they sieve the powdered ore into metal pans, add mercury, and heat the mixture over a charcoal fire. The air... 

Atlas Copco

23rd March 2018 A world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, Atlas Copco is characterised by focused businesses, a global presence with direct sales and service, a strong, stable and growing service business, professional people and an asset-light and flexible manufacturing setup. “We are... 

Cape Town International wins another award for best airport in Africa

By: African News Agency      22nd March 2018 Cape Town International Airport was once again ranked the best in Africa at the Skytrax World Airport Awards held in Stockholm, Sweden, the Western Cape Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde said on Thursday. It was the third year in a row Cape Town International won the award. 

New targets for sustainable aviation fuels

By: Rebecca Campbell     9th March 2018 The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the representative body for the global airline industry, has announced a target of having one billion passengers fly in aircraft powered by a mixture of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel by 2025 – seven years from now. This objective was... 

Swedish court rules in favour of Boliden in Chile waste export case

By: Reuters     8th March 2018 A Swedish court ruled in favour of mining company Boliden in a civil case on Thursday, where the company had been sued over the export of industrial waste to Chile in the 1980s. In the case between Boliden and around 800 people in the Chilean city of Arica, Boliden had been sued for around... 

Global airline body sets new target for use of sustainable aviation fuels

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th February 2018 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), the representative body for the global airline industry, has announced a target of having one-billion passengers fly in aircraft powered by a mixture of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel by 2025 – seven years from now. This objective was... 

Sweden hunts for cobalt as electrical vehicle race boosts demand

By: Bloomberg     16th February 2018 Sweden will step up efforts to find precious minerals such as cobalt and lithium, key battery components that are increasingly in demand among makers of electric vehicles. The government will invest 10-million kronor ($1.26-million) over the next two years to map the existence of minerals... 

Electric trucks sale targeted for 2019

9th February 2018 Truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units already being put into operation together with selected reference customers this year. 

Sweden's Boliden names mines chief Staffas as new CEO

By: Reuters     5th February 2018 Swedish mining and smelting group Boliden said on Monday it had appointed the head of its mines division Mikael Staffas as new CEO at the group from June 1. Staffas replaces long-standing Boliden CEO Lennart Evrell who said late last year that he would be stepping down in mid-2018. 

Engineering group Sandvik rides strong demand as profit tops forecast

By: Reuters     5th February 2018 Swedish engineering group Sandvik posted better than expected fourth-quarter core profit on Monday and said demand had been strong across all of its business areas. The Swedish maker of metal-cutting tools, mining equipment and speciality steels has been riding booming demand for mining gear as... 

Unions fear Norway export drive will end era of cheapest power

By: Bloomberg     30th January 2018 Norway’s vast resources of Europe’s cheapest and greenest electricity has helped its energy-intensive industry gain an edge and produce everything from aluminium to chemicals and tankers. But now the nation’s powerful unions are objecting to plans by grid managers and utilities to get in on the... 

Urban solutions to Africa’s problems

3rd November 2017 ‘Better city, better life’ is the United Nations' (UN's) World Cities Day, which falls on October 31 each year. This year’s theme, ‘innovative governance, open cities’, referenced the idea that urbanisation has immense potential to improve people’s lives. Given the UN’s focus on using the... 

Africa urged to set the trends in digital innovation

By: Kim Cloete     13th October 2017 African countries have the potential to set trends rather than follow them in a world dominated by hurtling changes in information technology (IT), delegates attending the Thomson Reuters Africa Summit have heard. Digital and technology transfer expert Lee Naik said over 300-million customers... 

Water solutions company active at World Water Week

6th October 2017 International water pump technology company Xylem Water Solutions attended and participated in the annual World Water Week event, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden from August 27 to September 1, where the company coconvened several forums and workshops to showcase its dedication in developing... 

Xylem joins water industry leaders and policy influencers at World Water Week 2017 to advance water and wastewater management practices

24th August 2017 Company will co-convene two workshops and continue its long-standing sponsorship of the Stockholm Water Prize and Stockholm Junior Water Prize   At World Water Week 2017 in Stockholm, Xylem, a leading global water technology company, will lead and participate in forums focused on accelerating the... 

Lundin to trade on Nasdaq Stockholm

By: Mariaan Webb     1st June 2017 Canadian base metals miner Lundin Mining has been given approval for listing its shares on Nasdaq Stockholm, with trading set to start next week under the trading symbol ‘LUMI’. Lundin is converting Swedish Depository Receipts (SDRs) to shares for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm and will not be... 

Swedish miner says Donald Trump doesn't hold key to metal prices

By: Bloomberg     28th March 2017 The operator of some of Europe’s largest copper and zinc mines expects President Donald Trump’s plans to spend on US infrastructure to have much less impact on base-metal prices than the needs of burgeoning middle-class populations in emerging markets. That’s because projects in the US and other... 

High noon approaches for Centerra, Kyrgyz disputes as cash reserves dwindle

By: Henry Lazenby     25th February 2017 A resolution to the drawn-out dispute between Canadian gold producer Centerra Gold, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and State miner Kyrgyzaltyn could potentially be reached by mid-year, the multinational miner said in its year-end results statement issued late on Thursday. Centerra, which in January... 

ABB Wins $70 Million in Equipment Orders to Expand European Rail Fleets

22nd February 2017 ABB traction technologies to provide more reliable, energy-efficient trains for rail operators in Switzerland, Sweden and Hungary. ABB has won orders worth $70 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply state-of-the-art traction and onboard power equipment to three European rail... 

Spectre of trade war looms as Trump puts ‘America First’

10th February 2017 World leaders are not taking Donald Trump’s trade barbs lying down. After the US President said Germany and Japan were gaming foreign exchange markets to win favourable trade terms, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week in pushing back and leading a... 

New mining contractor at Botswana diamond mine

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2017 Mining contracting company Aveng Moolmans is building on its 15-year presence in Botswana with its latest appointment – at Lucara's Karowe diamond mine.  It has been appointed for a six-year period to provide mining services that include all drill, blast, load and haul functions for both ore and... 

Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie to launch in SA in 2018

By: Irma Venter     26th October 2016 Mercedes-Benz has finally lifted the lid on its X-Class mid-size (one-ton) pickup. Unveiling the bakkie in Stockholm, Sweden, the German car maker says the “premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds”. 

Ecuador approves EIS for Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th October 2016 The government of Ecuador has approved the environmental-impact statement (EIS) for TSX- and Nasdaq Stockholm-listed Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte project. “This is a significant accomplishment for the company and the development of Fruta del Norte. The next and final step in the environmental... 

AfDB highlights importance of water security in supporting African growth

By: Mia Breytenbach     30th September 2016 Water is central to achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) states senior adviser on inclusive and green growth to the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Professor Kevin Urama. Speaking at the beginning of this month at World Water Week, in Stockholm, Sweden, the... 

Global Demand For Bolon Woven Vinyl Flooring

27th September 2016 Woven vinyl flooring designer and manufacturer, Bolon, will be one of the many top global names to showcase their wide range of new products at KBAC Flooring’s annual expo of the latest trends in flooring on October 25 from 3pm to 10pm at the Johannesburg Country Club in Woodmead. KBAC Flooring... 

Global leader receives tender for new escalators

23rd September 2016 Elevator and escalator industry global leader Kone has won an order from Stockholm County Council to modernise and maintain 13 escalators at six metro stations in Sweden's capital. 

Agile Africa 2016 line-up unveiled

26th July 2016 Agile Africa, an annual conference where African software professionals meet to uncover better ways of working and developing software, will take place on 22 – 23 August 2016 at Wanderers in Johannesburg, South Africa. In its fourth year, the conference promises to offer a comprehensive update... 

Kbac’s New Bolon Flooring For Mall Of Africa Store

18th July 2016 KBAC Flooring supplied woven vinyl floor covering by the internationally acclaimed Swedish company, Bolon, for the footwear area of the new Woolworths store in the Mall of Africa in Midrand, the largest single-phase shopping centre yet built in South Africa. KBAC Flooring was earlier this year... 

Johannesburg among top cities for women entrepreneurs

By: News24Wire      28th June 2016 Johannesburg is among the top 25 cities in the world which fosters high potential women entrepreneurs, according to the latest 2016 Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities). The index looks at a city’s ability to attract and foster growth in firms founded by women entrepreneurs. The findings... 

Joburg slips in Networked Society rankings

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd June 2016 Johannesburg has slipped a number of spots in the latest Networked Society City Index; however, some progress is still being made and there are signs of improvements. The 2016 edition of the report, compiled by Ericsson and released on Wednesday, ranked Johannesburg at 35, down from the 29... 

Centerra Gold delivers notice of arbitration to Kyrgyz government

By: Samantha Herbst     31st May 2016 After receiving two court rulings from Kyrgyz courts last week against its wholly owned subsidiary Kumtor Operating Company (KOC) for alleged environmental infractions at its eponymous mine, TSX-listed Centerra Gold this week delivered a notice of arbitration to the Kyrgyz government in relation... 

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