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.
The Wall Street Journal reported that China’s Ministry of Commerce today plans to appeal the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling that the country’s rare earth element (REE) export restrictions are in violation of global rules.
China’s State Reserve Bureau reportedly plans to move forward with a new round of REE stockpiling and may also move to build up its REE export controls. Some analysts believe REE prices are set to rise as a result.
Xinhuanet reported that in the first quarter of 2014, Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Group Hi-Tech Co. Ltd.’s (SSE:600111) net profit sunk 71.71 percent from the year-ago period, hitting US$11.26 million.
Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. (TSXV:GWG,OTCQX:GWMGF) announced that it has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for rare earths separation services with “an internationally recognized provider.”
Ensia’s Jessica Marshall yesterday published an article on the difficulties of recycling rare earth elements (REEs), commenting that one issue is that it’s becoming more and more difficult to get batteries — perhaps “the biggest single target for recycling” — out of electronics.
Reuters reported that Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan’s state-owned uranium producer, aims to produce rare earths and may look into buying deposits abroad. Spurring its interest are higher prices for the metals.
Lynas Corporation Ltd. (ASX:LYC) announced that in the March quarter of this year it hit a production record of 1,089 tonnes of rare earth oxide; that means the company is on track to reach a run rate of 11,000 tonnes per year during the upcoming quarter.
Mining Weekly reported that yesterday, shares of Lynas Corporation Ltd. (ASX:LYC) jumped 25 percent on the news that the company expects its Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) to hit production and sales volume records in both March and the first quarter of this year.