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Rare Earth

Rare earth minerals is a collection of seventeen chemical elements and is used to various technological devices, including various superconductors, cellphones and other gadgets that have both commercial and military uses. Rare-earth prices have jumped after China, the source of more than 90 percent of worldwide supplies, cut its second-half export quota.

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The China-US rare earth games

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China Rare Earths: Increases 2014 Mining Quotas on Light Rare Earths

By IBTimes AU

China's Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) has announced the country has increased its 2014 mining quotes on light rare earths at 105,000 tonnes, a jump of 12 per cent from last year. Mining quotas for heavy rare earths and tungsten, in the meantime, were retained at 2013 levels. (Jun 20)

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Rare Earths Miner Lynas Replaces CEO Eric Noyrez With Amanda Lacaze; Miner Expects to Reach 11,000 Tonnes Target by End of June

By IBTimes AU

Eric Noyrez, CEO of rare earths producer Lynas Corporation (ASX: LYC) resigned from his post and will be replaced by Amanda Lacaze, Reuters reports. (Jun 06)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TELSTRA

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday June 4, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is falling for the second day and for the fourth time in five trading days. U.S. stocks snapped a three day win streak, giving the market a negative lead today. Despite a 0. (Jun 04)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RIO TINTO

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Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 5/26/14

By Comsec

Local stocks saw a flat start to the trading week on Monday. Selling intentions harboured by participants were stymied by the strong finish seen for US stocks at the conclusion of last week which saw the broader US market end at record highs on Friday. (May 26)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, QUANTITATIVE EASING

China Mulls Increasing Export Taxes of Precious Rare Earths

By IBTimes AU

Two months after a WTO ruling said that had China violated international trade rules regarding its imposed measures on rare earths exports, the country plans to increase the export taxes of its precious metals and minerals this year, 2014. (May 23)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WTO

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/1/14

By Comsec

Solid gains on Wall Street overnight have been ignored by local investors on the first day of a new month and quarter. The gains in the US were driven by dovish comments made by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

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Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 3/27/14

By Comsec

The Australian share market is trading lower on Thursday, down 0.9 per cent at lunchtime in the East following weakness on Wall Street overnight. (Mar 27)

MORE TOPICS: RUPERT MURDOCH, INVESTMENT

Rare earths
China Violated Global Trade Rules on Rare Earths Exports – WTO

By IBTimes AU

The World Trade Organization has ruled on a case lodged against China, saying the latter's restrictions of its rare earths exports violated global trade rules. (Mar 27)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WTO, EUROPEAN UNION, JAPAN

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Australia’s Greenland Minerals Enter MOU with China Firm, Shares Up

By IBTimes AU

Australian rare earths miner Greenland Minerals and Energy Limited announced on Monday it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with China Non‐Ferrous Metal Industry to push the development of the Kvanefjeld Project in Greenland. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA

Iron ore prices to weaken in 2013
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 3/11/14

By Comsec

The Australian share market closed flat on Tuesday, despite another big fall in the iron ore price. The commodity plunged nine per cent to close below US$105 / dry tonne within the last session. However our mining players managed to brush off the big... (Mar 11)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, WOOLWORTHS, TELSTRA, RIO TINTO