SA mines lose ground to Russian rivals on key strategic metal

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Palladium crystals. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Palladium crystals. Photo: Wikimedia Commons


As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic pummeled demand from key customers in the vehicle manufacturing industry, Russia’s biggest mining company quietly tightened its grip on the palladium market.

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