Video News: Rare Earths industry hopes pinned on the automotive market
Published: Monday, 01 December 2014
Forecast expansion in motor magnets and catalysts consumption in cars; US ITC removes antidumping duties on imports of Chinese refrigerants; TiO2 market under pressure due to lack of demand from China’s construction industry.
Following meetings with industry
participants at the 10th International
Rare Earths Conference in Singapore, Laura Syrett,
IM’s pricing editor, discusses how the
automotive market represents a glimmer of hope for rare
earths, but how ongoing price and supply volatility could
damage the industry further.
US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that
imports of fluorine based refrigerant R-134a from China do not
harm the US refrigerant industry. IM’s reporter,
Antonio Torrisi, talks about more developments in the future of
fluorochemicals market following the IM Fluorspar 2014
Conference in Miami.
Oilfield services leader
Halliburton is to buy out its rival Baker Hughes for a
price of $34.6bn. The combination of the two businesses will
create an oilfield giant, with a combined annual revenue of
over $50bn and operations in more than 80 countries.
TiO2 markets are under pressure due to of a lack
of demand from China’s construction industry,
delegates at the TZMI Conference in Shanghai heard in November.
IM’s deputy editor, Kasia Patel, who attended the
conference, reports on its findings.