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  • October 2017

    Rare earths prices drop in southern China

    17 October 2017

    Published producer prices for rare earths dipped last week in southern China.

  • China Southern Rare Earth Group stops production in October

    09 October 2017

    One of the largest rare earths producers in China has stopped production for the whole of October in a move that is aimed at both bolstering the market and reducing pollution levels in Beijing ahead of the National Congress.

  • EVs and renewables drive rare earths resurrection

    02 October 2017

    In a sector that seemed beyond hope of revival a year ago, prices for rare earths have been on the rise this year, thanks to renewed demand for the minerals from green energy applications, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, finds.

  • September 2017

    China releases reserves data for nonmetallic minerals

    25 September 2017

    China's Ministry of Land and Resources released new data last month about the country's reserves of strategic important minerals, including several non-metallic minerals such as graphite, lithium and zircon.

  • China continues to clamp down on illegal rare earth mining

    20 September 2017

    Illegal rare earth mining activities and sourcing practices in China will be prosecuted, the Chinese government warned as inspections uncovered regulation breaches in some companies.

  • Price briefing 8 - 14 September

    15 September 2017

    Lithium carbonate prices jump on proposed ICE ban in China; European refractory silicon carbide market posts uptick; Chinese magnesia market continues to surge; Ilmenite price spreads widen amid uncertainty; Zircon prices rise after Iluka announces hikes; China TiO2 producers announce more price hikes; Two of the largest rare earth producers increase prices for light rare earth elements in September.

  • China's rare earth prices surge in September

    11 September 2017

    Two of the largest rare earth producers increase prices for light rare earth elements in September.

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