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China to Eliminate Rare Earth Export Tariffs

On Thursday, China's Ministry of Finance confirmed plans to eliminate export tariffs on rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum, effective May 1, 2015. According to Shanghai Metals Market, China previously imposed export duties of 15 to 25 percent on rare earth products.

Molycorp Gains 77 Percent on Siemens Supply Deal

Shares of Molycorp jumped Wednesday on news that the company has secured a 10-year rare earths supply deal with Siemens. Under the terms of the agreement, Molycorp will supply rare earth materials to Shin-Etsu Chemical, which will produce rare earth magnets for Siemens to use in its high-efficiency, direct-drive wind turbines.

A New Use for Cerium?

In terms of rare earths, cerium is certainly oversupplied. However, the US Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute is aiming to change the metal's fortune by finding new uses for the material.

5 Top Rare Earth Stories for Q1 2015

Here's a look at some of the top stories from Rare Earth Investing News from the first quarter of the year. On the list are market commentaries from analysts, a look at companies that attended PDAC and an article on recent discoveries in the sector.

Companies Gain Following Rare Earths Report on 60 Minutes

It isn't every day that rare earths are featured in the mainstream media. However, the rare earths sector was on the rise on Monday following a "60 Minutes" report that looked at the rise of China's dominance in the industry and the importance of rare earths in modern technology.

Ryan Castilloux: Magnet Rare Earths Prices Moving Higher on Increased Demand

At PDAC, Ryan Castilloux of Adamas Intelligence took a few minutes to share his thoughts on the rare earths market in 2015. Overall, he sees prices increasing for several heavy rare earths used in magnets on the back of increased demand from rare earths magnet manufacturers.

What is Neodymium?

Neodymium is known for being one of the magnet rare earths and a key material in the strongest rare earth magnets currently available.