Rare earths latest news

  • August 2016

    Indo-Japanese cooperation revives rare earth trades

    24 August 2016

    The Indo-Japanese partnership for the exploration and production of rare earths in India has revived the domestic sector as shipments of rare earth oxides out of the country gain momentum.

  • Trade surges on Baotou Rare Earth Exchange

    22 August 2016

    Trading volumes on the exchange recorded a notable rise January and July 2016, compared with the same period last year.

  • China introduces 18 rare earths standards

    19 August 2016

    The new set of Chinese standards are aimed at achieving better uniformity of average production in the sector, which has so far been unregulated and its output determined on a case-by-case basis by each producer.

  • Chinese rare earths prices differ in August

    19 August 2016

    Guidance prices for rare earths products released this month for southern and northern China show a notable difference, with price levels in the north of the country declining as southern rates remain stable.

  • Chinese nonmetallic industry participants outline targets to 2020

    18 August 2016

    At the 2016 China Nonmetallic Minerals Industry Conference held in Guilin in late July, organised by China's Nonmetallic Minerals Industry Association (CNMIA), a number of industry figures outlined key targets that the nonmetallic mineral sector needs to take to ensure its future.

  • Shenghe blames losses on China's rare earth stockpiling plan

    16 August 2016

    The mixed results of China’s national stockpiling programme in boosting market prices and supporting the depressed rare earths industry have been cited as reasons by the local producer for its declining financial results.

  • China kick-starts new rare earth projects

    11 August 2016

    China continues to tighten its grip against illegal mining and exports of rare earths, while it encourages improved industry standards and R&D.

  • India to build new minerals port

    11 August 2016

    Plans for a new port located at the mouth of the Mahanadi river are expected to facilitate the import of foundry sands and refractories as well as the export of chromite, mineral sands and bauxite.

  • China develops cerium magnet to balance rare earths consumption

    09 August 2016

    Research and development has been underway for years to balance the consumption of different rare earths in varying applications. Now the development of cerium as a magnetic material could replace up to 50% of praseodymium and neodymium consumption.

  • Rare earths companies struggle as NdFeB better off

    08 August 2016

    Chinese upstream rare earth miners forecast a worsening of their financials in the first half of 2016 as prices remain low and conditions difficult, while NdFeB suppliers expect a better situation overall. Rare earths guidance prices remain unchanged.

  • India to tweak offshore mineral development act

    08 August 2016

    In a bid to enhance mining of offshore minerals by making the allocation of mineral blocks more transparent, India’s Ministry of Mines is aiming to amend existing regulations along the lines of previous changes made to the Mines and Minerals Amendment Act, 2015.

  • Lynas considers public forum to ease concerns

    05 August 2016

    Lynas Corp has confirmed that it is willing to participate in a public forum in response to community environmental concerns in regards to the company’s rare earth processing plant in Malaysia.