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Japanese rare earth imports remain disrupted – traders

By Mark Watts
Published: Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Importers report ongoing ‘ban’ on shipments despite Chinese government pledge

Exports of rare earths minerals from China to Japan remain on hold, despite the thawing of a diplomatic dispute between the two Asian economies, according to traders in the region.

Japan has struggled to import Chinese rare earths – vital to its hi-tech industries – since early September when the...

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