Fueled by cheap power and government subsidies, Norway is racing to ditch the “fossil car”. Starting this month, electric car owners will be able to drive down a narrow ramp between rough-hewn rock walls dripping with condensation and plug in at one of 86 charging stations—for free.
Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd plans to apply for loans worth up to $1.26 billion via its unit to fund the acquisition of a stake in Barrick Gold Corp's mine in Argentina, the Chinese precious metal producer said on Friday.
After crude oil failed to complete the comeback yesterday, sellers are at it again using the return of Libyan oil and weak Chinese data as the reason for the selling. Libya’s State-run oil company is claiming that it can raise production to 8000,000 barrels a day, which could raise exports that on average are now running about 500,000 barrels a day.
London copper fell on Wednesday after credit ratings agency Moody's downgraded China due to its massive debt, with muted trade expected ahead of the release later in the session of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting. "After a set of less-than-positive U.S. data, a debt (agency) downgrading China, Noble struggling ... and the banks reporting a 29-percent drop in commodities revenue, the markets were always going to struggle and struggle they are," said Kingdom Futures in a report.
Twenty-nine Chinese steel firms have had their licenses revoked as Beijing kept up its campaign to tackle overcapacity in the sector and days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would open a probe into cheap steel exports from China and elsewhere.