Rare earths latest news

  • September 2016

    Low rare earth prices continue to hurt Lynas

    29 September 2016

    Large production increases of NdPr and rare earth oxides generally were more than countered by weakening prices, causing the company’s net loss to widen by 14% in the 2016 financial year.

  • Lanxess to acquire Chemtura

    27 September 2016

    The deal will expand the German chemicals producer’s reach in North America and create a significant player in the additives business.

  • Lynas Malaysian operating licence renewed

    02 September 2016

    The company has had a further three years added to its licence for the running of its LAMP facility in Kuantan amid pollution concerns from environmental groups.

  • Mountain Pass to remain mothballed after securing funds

    01 September 2016

    As Molycorp exits bankruptcy as Neo Performance Materials, shedding its Mountain Pass rare earths facility, the mine has received the funding necessary to keep it mothballed.