Published: 16 Apr 2015
Speaking out at a meeting in Brussels this week, a member of the European Parliament said that communication should be at the centre of creating an effective critical raw materials policy. But with pressure on the European Commission mounting, and industry facing various trade obstacles, is the message really getting through?
Published: 10 Apr 2015
As the downturn in mineral prices continues to drag on Australia’s economy, a project led by Perth’s Curtin University is seeking to create an open access digital mineral inventory of WA that it hopes could stimulate interest in further exploration in the state.
Published: 02 Apr 2015
Tentative olive branches between the US and Cuba could open its mineral resource up for international investments. Kaolin, lime, feldspar, bentonite, zeolite, and gypsum are all present in the geology of the country for those brave enough to take on the regime.
Published: 23 Mar 2015
The deal between Belarus and China could be the first of many more competitive moves by producers in the potash market. The sector has historically operated with large joint ventures controlling prices, but with the departure of Uralkali from the marketing arrangement with Belaruskali in 2013, the picture is now more fragmented - with implications for price and stability.
Published: 12 Mar 2015
The EC has reintroduced previously scrapped proposals to enhance the conservation of valuable minerals in EU waste streams by improving recycling in member states. However, critics feel that the focus on recycling, rather than resource management, may limit the scheme’s effectiveness.
Published: 06 Mar 2015
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