Rare earths latest news

  • October 2016

    Price Briefing 21-27 October

    28 October 2016

    Antimony trioxide price increase, while chromite continued its uptrend on tight supply. In iodine, the price war to gain market share may be coming to an end.

  • Global Mining Finance: Investing in Iran getting ‘easier’

    27 October 2016

    With a treasure trove of 68 minerals and the government's will to bring in international capital, investors were told that they should be looking at Iran as a business prospect for mining commodities including dolomite, bauxite and rare earths.

  • Australian rare earths: A healthy alternative to Chinese supply?

    27 October 2016

    China’s dominance over rare earths supply has long kept would-be producers like Australia at bay. Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, assesses the health of the Australian rare earths industry and where it can go from here.

  • Cement demand to fall in China by 2020

    27 October 2016

    China's cement demand is set to fall, while flat glass consumption is to increase. Elsewhere the plans to double the country's high speed rail network should boost rare earths demand.

  • Lynas lenders offer lifeline

    26 October 2016

    The embattled rare earths producer has reached a deal with its lenders to restructure its repayment plan as a weak rare earths market continues to weigh it down.

  • China Northern holds REE prices in October

    24 October 2016

    The world’s largest rare earths producer published an October price list on par with September levels, though most prices are lower than they were in July, while fellow Big-Six producer Minmetals risks delisting if it fails to turn a profit in 2016.

  • Price Briefing 14-20 October 2016

    21 October 2016

    Fluorspar prices stable, iodine rates falling while chromite prices continues to appreciate.

  • China to increase REE production cap to 140,000 tpa by 2020

    19 October 2016

    The country’s Rare Earth Industry Development Plan 2016-2020 also outlines plans to occupy 50% of the high end market by the end of the decade, as well as measures to reduce pollution.

  • Mining Finance: Investing in Iran getting 'easier'

    14 October 2016

    With a treasure trove of 68 minerals and the government's will to bring in international capital, investors were told that they should be looking at Iran as a business prospect for mining commodities including dolomite, bauxite and rare earths.

  • China's extended rail network to boost rare earths demand

    12 October 2016

    China’s plans to double the extension of its high speed rail network in the next decade, coupled with new policies on environmental protection, could foster demand for rare earths used in these end markets.

  • US DoD to double stocks of Li-ion cathode materials

    05 October 2016

    The DLA has doubled the volume of lithium-ion battery cathode materials lithium cobalt oxide and lithium nickel cobalt aluminium oxide that it is permitted to add to the national defense stockpile during the upcoming financial year.

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