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Air cargo revenue to increase by 5% in 2019, despite trade friction

14th December 2018 Air cargo revenue is expected to increase by about 5% to $116-billion in 2019, despite potential escalations in the US-China trade war and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, International Air Transport Association (Iata) chief economist Brian Pearce told attendees of the Iata Cargo Day, in... 

Policy certainty lifts sentiment, safety slips and a challenging 2019 forecast

14th December 2018 Improved sentiment on the back of a newly appointed Minerals Resources Minister, the publication of and the subsequent consensus on Mining Charter 3 after extensive consultations, and mixed global commodities demand influenced by macroeconomic developments – primarily US-China trade tensions –... 

Synthetic diamonds hogged media attention in 2018

14th December 2018 Media coverage of the diamond industry in 2018 has been dominated by the progression of laboratory-created diamond production, distribution and pricing dynamics, according to independent diamond expert Paul Zimnisky. He commented that several new players have entered the synthetic diamond space,... 

Iata launches turbulence data sharing platform

13th December 2018 The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has launched its Turbulence Aware data resource, which aims to assist airlines avoid turbulence, by augmenting the airlines’ ability to pre-empt turbulence by pooling and sharing real-time data, Iata meteorological programme head Katya... 

Airline industry growth expected to continue into 2019

12th December 2018 Despite protectionist policies, a lack of infrastructure and a dearth of skilled workers that are challenging the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) expects the industry will grow further in 2019. The industry has “been in the black since 2010” and is expected to... 

Springs-based fuel cell SEZ approved

5th December 2018 The special economic zone (SEZ) for fuel cell development, proposed for development by the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone initiative and Impala Platinum (Implats), has been approved, Implats fuel cell coordinator Fahmida Smith told attendees at the International Partnership for Hydrogen and... 

HySA strategy bears fruit with multiple projects nearing commercialisation

5th December 2018 The Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) strategy has produced multiple inventions and pilot projects that are nearing commercialisation, Department of Science and Technology Hydrogen and Energy chief director Dr Rebecca Maserumule told attendees of the thirtieth International Partnership for Hydrogen... 

DST hosts hydrogen fuel cell technology conference

3rd December 2018 Global stakeholders in the multibillion-dollar fuel cell industry will meet in Pretoria this week for the thirtieth Steering Committee Meeting of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE). The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will host the meeting... 

Lonmin returns to profitability ahead of Sibanye-Stillwater merger

29th November 2018 Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Lonmin on Thursday announced a return to profit for the 2018 financial year, with revenue up 6.3% year-on-year to $1.3-billion and an operating profit amounting $101-million, compared with a loss of $1-billion in 2017. Lonmin CEO Ben Magara commented that the... 

Platinum supply, demand expected to increase in 2019 – WPIC

28th November 2018 Global platinum demand will marginally outpace supply in 2019 – increasing by 2.4% and 1.6%, respectively – the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) announced in its latest Platinum Quarterly report on Wednesday. WPIC research director Trevor Raymond noted that the WPIC’s global platinum 2019... 

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