Rare earths: supply, demand, and politics

Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Described as a “complex and intriguing topic”, Vasili Nicoletopoulos examines the rare earths industry and the continuing influence of China generating concern for the short term outlook

Rare earth elements (REE) have been in international headlines for the last two years, mostly owing to a succession of Chinese export quota limitations. China is also consolidating the number of its REE producing companies in Inner Mongolia to one, Baotou Iron & Steel Group Co. and imposing tougher environmental...

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