Rare earths latest news

  • July 2016

    Chinese firms develop rare earth-based battery

    29 July 2016

    A number of new products have recently been launched in China utilising rare earth products including a rare earth Li-ion battery and a rare earth-based magnetic refrigerator as companies in various sectors research innovative improvements on existing solutions.

  • Price Briefing 15-21 July 2016

    22 July 2016

    Supply disruption in China fails to lift bauxite and brown fused alumina prices; chromite sees an increase in buying activity in China; Indian potash contracts signed at lower y-o-y levels.

  • India identifies key minerals for domestic manufacturing industry success

    20 July 2016

    The Indian government has identified 12 critical minerals likely to power the growth of the country’s manufacturing sector and to play a significant role in the success of the ‘Make in India’ programme – an initiative launched by prime minister Narendra Modi to encourage manufacturing companies to choose India as a base.

  • Lynas quarterly rare earths sales rise

    18 July 2016

    The only remaining Western rare earths producer has reported increased sales volumes and revenues as the industry continues to struggle.

  • IM23: Looking for growth in the downturn

    18 July 2016

    Growing middle class to drive demand in industrial minerals, however speakers expressed concerns over China’s dominance and emphasised the importance of diversifying into new markets.

  • Heraeus looks at new markets with Korean office

    13 July 2016

    The German components manufacturer is seeking to cement its presence in South Korea for automotive, electronic and telecommunication applications, while it sees opportunities to penetrate local e-mobility, energy technology and medical care markets.

  • Honda develops HREE-free motor magnet

    13 July 2016

    The company cited supply chain risks in procuring HREE and cost as motivating factors for the technological advancement, which removes reliance on the elements for the heat resistant properties they have traditionally provided.

  • Lynas beats neodymium-praesodimium oxide targets

    08 July 2016

    The company has been granted a reduction in interest payable on debt by its senior lender as a result of achieving an imposed quota for NdPr production and making various principal repayments.

  • Minister urges Indian miners to set aside 10% for exploration

    05 July 2016

    In a bid to increase the share of the mining industry in India’s economy, the country’s Ministry of Mines has urged domestic miners to contribute 10% of their profits towards mineral exploration.

  • China sets new rare earths quotas

    05 July 2016

    The Chinese government has set new quotas for rare earths extraction in the country, as the consolidation of the sector is near completion and new funding has been earmarked to boost research into new materials.