Articles Tagged "China"

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."

Chinese Ministries Considering Higher Taxes for REE Producers

China Daily reported that according to an anonymous industry source, several ministries in China are mulling heavier taxes on rare earth elements (REE) producers. If such taxes are put in place, REE prices will likely rise.

Increased Chinese Stockpiling Could Push REE Prices Up

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.