WTO decision could lower rare earths prices

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014

The consequence of the WTO’s ruling, urging China to increase its exports in a near-term scenario of oversupply might put pressure on prices, impacting profits and delaying entry into the market by new producers.

Some investors have said that the World Trade Organization's (WTO) recent ruling against China’s rare earths export quotas may push down the minerals’ prices.

If rare earths demand does not increase to compensate for the fall in prices, the consequences could be bad for US-based Molycorp Inc. and...

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