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NioCorp Up 15 Percent on Offtake Agreement With ThyssenKrupp

NioCorp Developments has been busily putting out great drill results this year, and released an updated resource estimate for its Elk Creek niobium deposit this fall. However, the company had good news of a different nature on Monday — it's secured an offtake agreement with Germany-based commodities trading company ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products.

Jon Hykawy Talks Illegal Mining and Rare Earth Export Quotas

To get more insight into what recent developments could mean for the rare earths sector, Rare Earth Investing News spoke with Jon Hykawy, president and director of Stormcrow Capital. He provided some interesting information for investors focused on the rare earths space, and overall is hopeful that things could be looking up for the sector.

China’s Weakening Hold on the Global Rare Earths Market

China was once responsible for over 90 percent of global rare earths production, allowing it to restrict exports and manipulate prices. However, following a WTO ruling against that practice earlier this year and moves to crack down on illegal mining, China's share of global rare earths production could be dropping.

Lynas Reports Increased Revenues, but Still Drawing Skepticism

The share price of Australia's Lynas Corporation is down 75 percent year-to-date, so investors were no doubt happy to see some positive news in the company's first-quarter results. But although Lynas reported a respectable increase in both revenues and production, also decreasing its operating costs, it's still facing some struggles.