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China Rare Earth Exports

Getting Rare Earth Ready

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Chris Weigant

China produces over 95 percent of the world's rare earth minerals. And they're showing more and more reluctance to sell any of it on the world market. But most of the news reports on this growing trade war don't mention a crucial fact: this monopoly may not be around for very much longer.

U.S. Challenges Limits On Crucial Materials Found In Smartphones

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 05.13.2012 | Technology

BRUSSELS — The United States, the European Union and Japan filed complaints Tuesday with the World Trade Organization charging that China is lim...

China May Alter 'Rare Earth' Policy

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- A European trade envoy said Chinese officials indicated Thursday that Beijing might change its curbs on exports of rare earths after a Worl...

Toyota Developing New Cheaper Electric Motor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp., maker of the popular Prius hybrid car, is developing a new type of electric motor to cut its dependence on rare earth me...

China To Cut Crucial Rare Earths Export Quotas

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING — China said it is reducing the amount of rare earths it will export for the first half of the year by more than 10 percent – like...

Could China's Latest Decision Lead To More U.S. Mining?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — China said Tuesday it is reducing the amount of rare earths it will export next year by more than 10 percent – likely to be an u...