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Pentagon looks to Australia to cut China out of its stranglehold on rare earth supply


In an effort to secure the national security supply chain against China, the Pentagon is planning to stand up rare earth production sites in Australia. The Australian government released a report Tuesday listing nearly $4 billion in projects proposed by more than a dozen mining and metals firms. Rare earths are a group of 17 … Continue reading

China raises rare earth export quota


China has increased its 2012 rare-earth export quota for the first time since 2005, amid growing international pressure on Beijing to loosen its hold on the key minerals. The country’s rare-earth export policies are closely watched as it controls 95% of the world’s production of the metals, which are crucial in a wide range of … Continue reading

Petrobras, Vale eye rare earths deal to replace China


Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras and mining giant Vale are in talks over a rare earths deal that would allow Vale to replace China as Petrobras’ supplier of lanthanum oxide for oil refining, sources close to the negotiations said. The deal is part of a series of recent ventures involving Brazil’s two biggest companies, which … Continue reading

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