Rare earth metals

07.06.11
WTO says China's rare earths export controls violate international rules, US applauds
07.06.11

WTO says China's rare earths export controls violate international rules, US applauds

China's monopolistic approach to the rare earths market is in violation of international trade...

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07.04.11
Japanese scientists discover massive rare earth deposits, China bristles
07.04.11

Japanese scientists discover massive rare earth deposits, China bristles

China's control over the rare earths market hasn't faced too many challenges over the past few ye...

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01.21.11
China nationalizes eleven rare earth mines for environmental and strategic reasons
01.21.11

China nationalizes eleven rare earth mines for environmental and strategic reasons

Most of our favorite gadgets are constructed with parts made of rare earth minerals, and as many of...

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01.17.11
Toyota developing new type of electric motor in an effort to escape dependency on rare earth metals
01.17.11

Toyota developing new type of electric motor in an effort to escape dependency on rare earth metals

Toyota's not too pleased with the general scarcity of rare earth minerals and China's near-monopoli...

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12.30.10
China tightens hold on rare earth exports, markets soar
12.30.10

China tightens hold on rare earth exports, markets soar

If you own a flat screen TV, a hybrid, a PC, or any number of cell phones, chances are you own a sm...

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03.10.10
US mineral companies to tech industry: drill, baby, drill
03.10.10

US mineral companies to tech industry: drill, baby, drill

Even if your favorite gadget isn't flaunting them, rare earth metals are vital to all sorts of high-...

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