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  • Price Briefing: 8-14 December

    Friday, 15 December 2017

    Graphite spot prices in China overtake Europe; China Northern decreases rare earth prices; Pricing notice: ilmenite; Chinese silicon carbide exports dip, European prices edge higher

  • Jiangxi unveils China’s first rare earths policies plan

    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    Following China’s recent inspections of rare earth industry facilities and the resulting guidance, Jiangxi province has released a rare earth policies plan, which is a first for the East Asian country.

  • Leading Chinese rare earths producers sign cooperation deal

    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    Two of the biggest rare-earth companies in China, China Northern Rare Earth High-tech and Xiamen Tungsten, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

  • China Northern decreases rare earth prices

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017

    China Northern Rare Earth has decreased its rare earth prices for December, while China Southern Rare Earth Group has maintained prices.

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  • 2017: The year of the supply squeeze

    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    If 2016 should be remembered with a shudder, then 2017 will be remembered as the year when it became harder to source minerals. The supply situation changed for many minerals in the markets that Industrial Minerals covers, not least because many producers were simply shut down by strict environmental laws in China, or found it harder to source materials due to demand-side challenges, consultant editor Siobhan Lismore-Scott writes.

  • US exiting Paris Treaty not expected to impact minerals sector

    Friday, 07 July 2017

    In the wake of President Trump’s announcement that the US will be pulling out of the 2015 Paris Climate Treaty, IM looks at the significance of this move and the possible impact this will have on the industrial minerals market. By Mark Rowe

  • No respite for rare earths

    Thursday, 27 October 2016

    A commodities market rebound in 2016 left the rare earths sector largely untouched, but some companies are still determined to bring new mines online, writes IM Correspondent, Rose Pengelly.

  • Phosphogypsum: Another Russian rare earths pipe dream?

    Monday, 22 August 2016

    A plan to recycle waste from fertiliser plants to produce pure rare earths and gypsum is the latest to come out of Russia’s metallurgical science community, but this project is already facing many of the obstacles that have scuppered previous similar endeavors, Vladislav Vorotnikov, IM Correspondent, finds.

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