Rare Earths

Australia eyes rare earth deposits amid fears over China supplies

China produces more than 95% of the world's rare earths, and the United States relies on it for upwards of 80% of its imports

Rare earths are the latest weapon in the US-China trade war

Beijing had already dropped a big hint that rare earths could be in the firing line

Rare earths the new frontier

South Africa has to start developing strategies to take advantage of its deposits of limited metals, similar to China.

US, EU, Japan take on China over rare earths

In a formal complaint to the WTO, the US, EU and Japan have accused Beijing of trying to hold down prices for its domestic manufacturers.

South Korea’s Kores joins rare earth project in SA

Korea Resources Corporation has reached a definitive agreement to take part in a large-scale rare earth element development project in South Africa.

China plans WTO raw materials ruling appeal

China will appeal a World Trade Organisation rejection of its curbs on exports of industrial raw materials, the government has said.

China strengthens grip over rare earths market

China has further tightened its grip on the rare earths market, raising taxes on the minerals vital to high-tech industry.

Malawi gearing up to produce rare earths

Malawi's natural resources minister says Lynas is expected to mine for rare earth elements in the southern African country "as soon as possible".

Rare earth hunt leads to frontier Africa

Africa, Australia and Canada likely hold the key to a geopolitical battle being fought to end China's stranglehold over obscure elements.

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