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Burma - Truly One of the Last Untapped Energy Frontiers, Opening for Business

Burma - Truly One of the Last Untapped Energy Frontiers, Opening for Business

Feb 11, 2012 at 12:39 | John Daly

Investors, looking for sure bets, can stop reading right now.For those seeking overlooked energy "final frontiers," well, there’s now – Burma.According to the secretary of Burma's…

Can China's Monopolisation of the REE Market be Reduced?

Can China's Monopolisation of the REE Market be Reduced?

Jan 04, 2012 at 17:09 | Dave Cohen

What does this percentage refer to? 97% That's the percentage of global production of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) controlled by the People's Republic of China. But even with a virtual…

Commodity Prices Will Remain High and Volatile for the next 20 Years: McKinsey

Commodity Prices Will Remain High and Volatile for the next 20 Years: McKinsey

Nov 28, 2011 at 08:04 | Tyler Hamilton

Just looking at a new article from global consultants McKinsey about the state of world commodities and the outlook looks bleak, to say the least. (Original here) “Our research…

Peak Metal: U.S. Preparing for the Coming Shortages in Metals and Minerals

Peak Metal: U.S. Preparing for the Coming Shortages in Metals and Minerals

Oct 14, 2011 at 07:38 | Brian Westenhaus

Many if not most metals, rare earth minerals and other elements used to make everything from photovoltaic panels and cellphone displays to the permanent magnets in cutting edge new wind…

Afghanistan - Newly Discovered Mineralogical Treasure House (Again)

Afghanistan - Newly Discovered Mineralogical Treasure House (Again)

Oct 13, 2011 at 07:58 | John Daly

As the U.S.-led Afghan campaign lurches into its second decade, the country’s vast untapped mineralogical resources are again emerging in the Western media, seemingly underpinning the benefits of International Security…

Malaysian Environmentalists Lead Opposition to Rare Earth Processing Facility

Malaysian Environmentalists Lead Opposition to Rare Earth Processing Facility

Oct 11, 2011 at 08:01 | John Daly

With the price of rare earth elements due to China’s de facto monopoly now running at more than $100,000 per tons of unprocessed ore, it would seem that countries would…

Growing Controversy over Molycorp’s Plans to Mine Rare Earth Elements

Growing Controversy over Molycorp’s Plans to Mine Rare Earth Elements

Oct 07, 2011 at 07:28 | Ag Metal Miner

On Tuesday, the New York Times ran a story stating Molycorp, currently America’s only operating rare earth materials producer, will soon announce a heavy rare earth metal deposit right near…

Report From the Molycorp Mountain Pass Mine

Report From the Molycorp Mountain Pass Mine

Sep 29, 2011 at 04:00 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

When I heard that Molycorp (MCP) had just cratered by $22 from $53 to $31 in two days, I did what I usually do when a mining company I follow…

China’s Rare Earths Monopoly - Peril or Opportunity?

China’s Rare Earths Monopoly - Peril or Opportunity?

Sep 27, 2011 at 01:55 | John Daly

The prosperity of China’s “authoritarian capitalism” is increasingly rewriting the ground-rules worldwide on the capitalist principles that have dominated the West’s economy for nearly two centuries. Nowhere is this shadow…

China, Japan Minuet Around the Issue of Rare Earths

China, Japan Minuet Around the Issue of Rare Earths

Sep 26, 2011 at 04:33 | John Daly

It’s official – China’s de facto monopoly on current rare earths production is a threat to the global economy. As least, that was the gist of hearings on 21 September…

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