Rare earths latest news

  • April 2016

    Ceramics Expo 2016: Asia driving growth in aerospace applications

    28 April 2016

    While the need for newly developed materials in the aerospace sector is growing – driven by growth in the Asian commercial aerospace sector – further research is needed to overcome the current limitations in ceramics materials to make them better, lighter and stronger.

  • China outlines plans for rare earths production controls

    25 April 2016

    Output restricted in 2016 Obsolete operations to be closed down Companies’ profits waning

  • Mixed performance for Chinese rare earth companies

    20 April 2016

    Several of the largest rare earths producers in China reported weaker revenue and profits in Q1, prompted by low market prices which hindered financial performance.

  • Illegal rare earth mining in China continues

    20 April 2016

    Illegal production of rare earths in China remains rampant despite governmental intervention to curb the widespread practice, as Beijing seeks to impose tighter rules on the sector.

  • Chinese rare earth prices to increase

    20 April 2016

    Prices of Chinese rare earths have started to rise on the back of stockpiling actions taken by the six largest rare earth groups in China following governmental indications, as 2016 exports show visible growth.

  • China outlines fresh plans for rare earths production controls and storage

    11 April 2016

    The country’s government has come up with yet another round of measures aimed at bringing its rare earths sector to heel, as mining and smelting companies report declining profits while downstream manufacturers report rising sales.

  • India plans to auction rare earth deposit for exploration

    04 April 2016

    The Indian government is aiming to auction one of its rare earth blocks in Barmer desert of Rajasthan by regulating its mining policy to expedite exploration and production of monazite, the main rare earth mineral found in the country, while countering China’s monopoly in the rare earths market.