Articles Tagged "China"

Rare Earths Producers Still Beholden to Chinese Supply

In an article for, Adam Courtenay suggests that the performance of rare earths producers such as Australia's Lynas Corp (ASX:LYC) and Molycorp (NYSE:MCP) is still tied to how much rare earths supply China releases into the market. However, the author saw things looking up overall for producers outside of China.

China Okays Three Companies’ REE Consolidation Plans

InvestorIntel's Hongpo Shen reported that Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-earth (Group) Hi-tech Co. Ltd. (SSE:600111), Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd. (HKEX:2600) and Xiamen Tungsten Co. Ltd. (SSE:600549) have all had their rare earth consolidation plans approved by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

China Unlikely to Up REE Export Quotas in 2014

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.

New Chinese Subsidies Could Benefit Environmentally Friendly REE Producers

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.

China Keen to See Other REE Producers Get Up and Running

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."