Articles Tagged "Russia"

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.

Russia May Challenge China’s Rare Earth Dominance

Russia is home to the second largest deposits of rare earth elements in the world, yetthe nation produces almost no rare earth. Two Japanese companies are looking to deposits in Russia as a saving grace for new supply. Also former Soviet satellites have deposits of their own and Germany and other western companies are looking to cash in.