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  • By Davide Ghilotti
    Published: 24 Feb 2017

    As Chinese authorities continue the clampdown on polluting industries to clean up local operations, the focus is shifting to magnesia processors. After the rapid downfall in magnesia prices out of China following the scrapping of the quota system, some suggest the downtrend may be reversed if the shutdowns lead to a supply shortage.

  • By Myles McCormick
    Cameron Perks
    Published: 17 Feb 2017

    Could a price increase by the world’s biggest rare earths producer herald brighter days ahead for an industry that has been struggling with low prices?

  • By IM Staff
    Published: 10 Feb 2017

    Export restriction policies by producer countries are not the way forward for African nations to benefit from the resources they host.

  • By Albert Li
    Published: 27 Jan 2017

    China has announced a series of policies to encourage foreign investment together with additional plans for supply reform and capacity cuts to continue driving the GDP growth seen in 2016.

  • By Albert Li
    Published: 26 Jan 2017

    Several Chinese provinces have announced a series of inspections to take place until April in order to crack down on illegal mining. Operations will be closely monitored to assess source material, selling prices and output.

  • By Wayne Yamada
    Published: 20 Jan 2017

    Falling prices spur higher silicon carbide, alumina refractory brick imports; magnesite imports stay soft; PMI still below 50 but climbing.


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