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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Published: 20 Jan 2017
Falling prices spur higher silicon carbide, alumina refractory brick imports; magnesite imports stay soft; PMI still below 50 but climbing.