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Japan loosens China’s grip on rare earths supplies

The country is pushing to secure at least 60% of its rare earth needs from outside China within four years.

Wildcat Exploration steps out to thick, high grade zinc-lead

Canadian explorer Wildcat Exploration drills notably high grade zinc and lead mineralization over broad widths in New Brunswick, a province well known for zinc and lead.

Surprises galore in graphite, potash and uranium – Epstein

Peter Epstein tells us how to read the cryptic graphite market, how to catch the next wave in potash, and when investors might catch a break in uranium.

Surprises galore in graphite, potash and uranium – Epstein

Peter Epstein tells us how to read the cryptic graphite market, how to catch the next wave in potash, and when investors might catch a break in uranium.

Surprises galore in graphite, potash and uranium – Epstein

Peter Epstein tells us how to read the cryptic graphite market, how to catch the next wave in potash, and when investors might catch a break in uranium.

Zinc leads industrial metal gains as geopolitical risks ease

Zinc and nickel paced gains by industrial metals in London amid optimism that geopolitical risks are receding.

China adds 10,000 tons to rare earths stockpiles – sources

Sources close to the matter say the country bought 10,000 metric tons of rare earths in the last week.

China stockpiling strategic industrial metals – sources

Moly tender is first in about two decades and meantime traders see more Chinese buying before year-end.

China stockpiling strategic industrial metals – sources

Moly tender is first in about two decades and meantime traders see more Chinese buying before year-end.

Base metals prices trade sideways, $7,000 elusive for copper

Copper remains shy of the $7,000 per tonne mark, though otherwise has been quite strong.

China’s rare earth toxic time bomb to spur $12bn of mines

China is studying the introduction of new taxes and regulations for rare earths in the June half that are forecast to drive prices higher.

Nickel bull market on Russian supply fears

A double whammy? The crisis in Ukraine weighs on concerns over nickel supply as political issues in Indonesia also come to bear.

Nickel bull market on Russian supply fears

A double whammy? The crisis in Ukraine weighs on concerns over nickel supply as political issues in Indonesia also come to bear.

Base metals prices consolidate, copper price gains short-lived

In a base metals price wrap from the LME floor, Ukraine and China factor large.

Rare earth production slides in China

China’s rare earth revenue jump 7.9% to $12.6 billion in 2013, profit slides 28.1%.

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