Year in Review 2012: Rare earths

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 28 December 2012

Chinese policy dominates as new suppliers struggle in tough market

Following a quiet start to the year for rare earths (RE), l eading newcomer to the industry US-based Molycorp Inc . signed a definitive agreement to buy the processing firm Neo Material Technologies Inc. for Canadian dollar C$1.3bn ($1.31bn) in March.

The value-added production capabilities brought by Neo Material,...

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