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  • May 2017

    Price briefing 19-25 May

    26 May 2017

    Mineral sands producer Iluka raised zircon prices; while ilmenite and rutile prices held firm; China Southern Rare Earth Group Co. unveiled another round of price hike; Magnesia prices unchanged as Chinese government sets new environmental standards; Galaxy Resources complete 2016 offtake spodumene sales

  • Heavy rare earth prices hiked again

    23 May 2017

    South China Rare Earth Group unveils another round of price increases, following the company's historic decision to publish prices last month

  • Price briefing 12-18 May

    19 May 2017

    The ongoing draconian anti-pollution controls in China continue to disrupt production in a number of minerals, which has lifted prices in bauxite and antimony trioxide. Meanwhile, fused magnesia is no longer available in China; producers announced another rare earth price hike; chromite and silicon carbide prices remained stable; and lithium carbonate spot have risen in China again.

  • China's illegal rare earth mining crackdown bearing fruit, ministry says

    18 May 2017

    Six months into a nationwide clampdown on illegal mining, the rare earths industry in China is seeing some sign of improvement, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

  • China Southern lifts middle, heavy rare earths prices again

    18 May 2017

    In the third week of May, China Southern Rare Earth Group Co once again raised the prices of its middle and heavy rare earth products on May 15th, and this is already the third time in May.

  • Chinese rare earth prices rising further

    12 May 2017

    China Northern Rare Earth Hi-Tech Group and China Southern Rare Earth Group Co have edged their prices upwards again in May.

  • China testing stockpiled rare earths, announces new projects

    04 May 2017

    Beijing remains focussed on fine tuning its rare earths stockpiling programme and has started testing samples from different producers and geographical areas. Meanwhile, a number of downstream projects have been announced to develop new products for applications including metallurgical and medical.

  • April 2017

    China's yttrium, praseodymium oxide exports rise in Q1, europium volumes decline

    28 April 2017

    Middle and heavy rare earth oxides exports from China varied greatly in Q1 with europium oxide shipments declining substantially while yttrium, neodymium and praseodymium oxide exports declined in the January to March period.

  • China Minmetals Rare Earth moves into profit in 2016

    28 April 2017

    While 2016 profits were up sales turnover decreased on the back of lower rare earths prices throughout the year. Meanwhile Rising Nonferrous Metals flagged ongoing risks to the rare earth market in 2017 as it too moved into the black in 2016.

  • Update: South China Rare Earth Group hikes heavy rare earths prices

    28 April 2017

    South China Rare Earth Group published a price list for its heavy rare earths product for the first time in mid-April. Issuing public price lists is seen by some as a way to stabilize the market a move that would be inline with the Chinese government's recent steps to reform the sector's supply side.

  • Record NdPr production for Lynas in March quarter

    26 April 2017

    Lynas recorded positive cashflow in Q1 2017 consolidating its position as the second-largest supplier of neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr) globally.

  • Chinese state agencies co-operate to combat tax evasion, minerals smuggling

    21 April 2017

    Following an announcement by the Chinese tax authority to clamp down on import and export checks on 20 April, three different government bodies have signed an information sharing agreement as part of Beijing’s intensifying efforts against illegal smuggling activities and tax evasion.

  • China Northern Rare Earth High-Tech profits plummet in 2016

    21 April 2017

    Profits at China's leading rare earths producer dropped in 2016 as its sales mix leaned towards lower priced products

  • China's permanent magnet exports drop in February

    11 April 2017

    Exports of rare earth permanent magnetic material decreased in February but year-to-date volumes remain up on last year while the value of material shipped is also slightly higher.

  • Chinese permanent magnet producer boosts 2016 profits

    11 April 2017

    The rare earth permanent magnetic material producer boosted profits in 2016 as it pushed more into high-end markets and new applications.

  • China Northern Rare Earth Hi-Tech raises April prices

    11 April 2017

    The major Chinese rare earths producer has raised its prices for praseodymium and neodymium for the fourth consecutive month. Lanthanum and cerium oxide prices were unchanged, meanwhile, as the company hopes to encourage more sales.

  • Chinese permanent magnet maker turns to new markets

    07 April 2017

    The rare earths-based magnets producer managed to counteract lower prices by targeting new markets such as electric vehicle motors and electric power steering.

  • Jiangxi consolidates 22 rare earth recycling companies

    05 April 2017

    China Southern Rare Earth Group, one of the biggest six rare earths companies in China, held a meeting on March 24 in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province, to finalize the consolidation of 22 local rare earth companies.

  • PDAC 2017: Growth in attendance signals growing confidence in global minerals sector

    03 April 2017

    Numbers of people attending the show has increased, as investors look to alternatives due to what has been dubbed the Trump effect. Meanwhile, Nemaska Lithium cites exciting times ahead.

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