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  • February 2017

    Price Briefing 10-16 February

    17 February 2017

    Cristal joins other producers to announce a further price hike in titanium dioxide this week, while spodumene producer sold lithium concentrate for delivery in H1 2017; Chinese rare earths producer announced price increase.

  • China Northern Rare Earth Hi-Tech raises prices

    14 February 2017

    China Northern Rare Earth Hi-Tech Group, the leading producer in China, has raised its February prices for rare earth products

  • Price Briefing 3-9 February

    10 February 2017

    Trading remains quiet in the first week after the Chinese New Year holiday, but a number of industrial mineral miners have announced production update. Antimony trioxide spot prices increased while chromite held firm.

  • Chinese light rare earth exports increase

    07 February 2017

    Some notable upward trends were seen in shipments of cerium oxide to the Netherlands and lanthanum oxide in the US, while europium oxide exports dropped 30% in total.

  • January 2017

    REE junior Rainbow lists on LSE, expects production from Q4

    31 January 2017

    Rainbow expects to start production and make its first sales by the end of the year and is unperturbed by the current low price dynamic in rare earths, CEO Martin Eales told IM.

  • Price briefing 20-26 January

    27 January 2017

    Trading activities in many minerals are expected to stall in the next two weeks during Chinese New Year, but lithium prices could rise in Q2. TiO2 may also see further increases, as bauxite and fused alumina remain firm on supply shortage.

  • China’s bid to replace toxic materials could be boon for rare earths

    26 January 2017

    Chinese policies buoy RE trading; average prices still remain low; mixed profits reported by producers.

  • Lynas revenue rises as REE prices edge up

    24 January 2017

    The company hopes that upticks in lanthanum and cerium prices, which benefitted it during the quarter, may spread to other rare earth elements.

  • China to strengthen support for graphene development

    23 January 2017

    As part of the “Made in China 2025” initiative set to roll out in the next five years, the Chinese government has announced that it will expand its support to bring about breakthroughs in new material research and applications.

  • China to establish rare earth tracking system

    17 January 2017

    The northern district of Baotou aims to develop a tracing system for rare earths comprising the whole of Inner Mongolia to improve transparency. curb illegal mining and stop unauthorised trading of the mineral.

  • Northern Rare Earth forecasts 2016 profit plunge

    17 January 2017

    China's largest rare earths producer expects to announce drastically lower profits for 2016 due to lower prices and weak demand while the value of rare earths traded on the country's first trading platform reached record highs.

  • China bids to replace toxic materials with rare earths

    16 January 2017

    Two rare earth products have been recommended by the Chinese government as possible replacements for hazardous materials in industrial processes.

  • Price briefing 30 December - 5 January

    06 January 2017

    Graphite market weighs up scrapping of export taxes; China rare earth prices stable for January; alumina and bauxite supply reportedly tight in China; Chinese DBM, CCM export value drops; Chinese TiO2 producers hike prices again.

  • China rare earth prices stable for January; exports increase

    05 January 2017

    According to prices announced by China Norther Rare Earth Hi-Tech Group, January prices for rare earths will remain stable compared with December values. Exports of the mineral also showed an uptick at the end of 2016, according to Chinese customs data.

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