A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for the Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She received her Certificate in Editing in 2013.
Phys.org reported that Dr. Nuwan De Silva, a postdoctoral research associate at the Critical Materials Institute, located at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, is trying to come up with a way to purify rare earth elements (REEs) more efficiently.
China Daily reported that China’s Ministry of Commerce has released this year’s second round of rare earth export quotas. Though demand for the metals is on the rise, it looks like the ministry has no plan to raise quotas.
Mineweb reported that Standard & Poor’s has lowered its corporate credit rating for Molycorp Inc. (NYSE:MCP) from CCC+ to CCC with a negative outlook. The firm does not anticipate upgrading the company over the next year.
InvestorIntel recently reported that China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Ministry of Finance have together released a draft of a regulation that would “subsidize rare earth producers that develop advance technologies and run environmentally friendly operations.
The Jakarta Post reported that the Indonesian government plans to develop “rare earth element downstream industries that will produce a wide range of products, including for energy and transportation needs.”
In a video interview with InvestorIntel, Gavin Lockyer, managing director of Arafura Resources Ltd. (ASX:ARU), talks about the highlights of this year’s International Conference on Rare Earth Resources and Market, commenting that Chinese producers “certainly are keen to see other non-Chinese producers up and running.”