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China Continues to Reduce Rare Earth Production as Prices Fall

Jun 04, 2013 at 16:59 | Stuart Burns

Chicken or egg, which came first?The same question could be asked of the rare earth metals market.Rare earth metal prices have been falling steadily for the…

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Foreign Mining Companies Flee China

Mar 12, 2013 at 18:11 | MINING.com

In the 1990s, China opened up the country’s vast mineral resources to international investment.Over the past decade, it has reformulated its mining legislation to attract foreign companies into…

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Japan Signs Rare Earth Deal with India

Nov 22, 2012 at 17:11 | Ag Metal Miner

Japan has sealed its new “friendship” in the world of rare earths by formally signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India for imports of rare earth (REE) minerals annually.

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Chinese Rare Earth Mining Monopoly Threatens US Defense Technology

Nov 13, 2012 at 17:34 | Jen Alic

Technology that drives the Pentagon’s weapons program, the US auto industry and renewable energy ambitions is threatened by a lack of heavy rare earths for which China enjoys the global…

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Recycling Magnets to Extract the Rare Earth Metals

Oct 29, 2012 at 17:21 | Brian Westenhaus

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is working to more effectively remove the neodymium, a rare earth element, from the mix of other materials in a magnet.  The…

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Are Rare Earth Metal Prices About To Rise?

Oct 24, 2012 at 17:19 | Materials Risk

Rare earth metal prices have fallen sharply since mid-2011, some declining by as much as 80% as expectations of rising supplies coincided with declining demand. More recently, prices have shown…

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The Highs and Lows of Gold Prices Following QE3

Oct 22, 2012 at 17:39 | Geopolitical Monitor

Following the announcement of the US Federal Bank's intention to begin a third round of quantitative easing in mid-September, the global price of gold skyrocketed. With prices already beginning to…

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Ready to Take Some Pain?

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:22 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Look at the chart below and it is clear that Ben Bernanke's announcement of QE3 triggered a classic "Buy the rumor, sell the news" type reaction in the market. The…

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Gold is Breaking out to the Upside

Oct 01, 2012 at 09:38 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Look at the $25 move in gold today, and it's clear that an upside breakout is imminent. It made this move on a whisper of a rumour about a speculation…

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Don't Miss the Big Show in Silver

Sep 24, 2012 at 17:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Those transfixed by gold blasting through the $1,750 level have been missing the real action in silver. The white metal has soared 34% to $34 since the beginning of the…

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