A turning point for rare earths?

By Myles McCormick, Cameron Perks
Published: Friday, 17 February 2017

Could a price increase by the world’s biggest rare earths producer herald brighter days ahead for an industry that has been struggling with low prices?

Between the close of business on Friday 10th and Wednesday 15th February, the share price of Lynas Corp., the only significant producer of rare earths outside of China, jumped 30%.

The spike in the company’s share price was reportedly a direct response to an announcement by China Northern Rare Earth Hi-Tech...