America’s Rare Earth Ultimatum: A National Policy of Vertical Integration

For the past decade, our dependence on rare earths has conjured up considerable attention, fascination, and concern regarding their importance. This has caused a cascading effect to create interest and investment in other rare metals, critical minerals, ore deposits, mining, and the American mineral endowment—all related to with U.S. technology […]

Will China’s Outrageous Rare Earth Monopoly Persist?

Rare earth elements (REEs) are anything but rare in their industrial uses. These 17 elements are critical, albeit in miniscule quantities, for the production of most high-tech products today such as mobile phones, wind turbines, and high-definition TVs. China’s rare earth deposits are vast, but not at all proportional to […]

Fears Rise China Could Choke off Supply of Rare Earths in Trade War

China’s grip on the world’s rare earths market is in focus once again amid speculation the dominant producer could choke off supplies as the trade war escalates. But they’re not the only strategic minerals to watch if China’s relations with the U.S. deteriorate. FULL STORY: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-23/china-s-sway-over-tech-metals-under-scrutiny-after-huawei-swoop

Why Rare Earths Could Give China a Trade War Cudgel

U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off the supply of chips and processors to Huawei Technologies Co. is hitting China’s biggest tech company where it hurts – its dependence on other nations for the semiconductors and software used in smartphones and networking gear. So when China’s President Xi Jinping […]

China Gears Up to Weaponize Rare Earths Dominance in Trade War

Beijing is gearing up to use its dominance of rare earths to hit back in its deepening trade war with Washington. A flurry of Chinese media reports on Wednesday, including an editorial in the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party, raised the prospect of Beijing cutting exports of the commodities […]

U.S. Risks ‘Devastating’ Blow From China’s Rare Earths Monopoly

Beijing’s threat to use its dominance of rare earths in the trade war risks serious disruption to U.S. industry, by starving manufacturers of components commonplace in everything from cars to dishwashers and military equipment. And, it’s a stranglehold that might take years to break. FULL STORY: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-29/u-s-risks-devastating-blow-from-china-s-rare-earths-monopoly

Why Contrarians Say China’s Rare Earth Trump Card May Backfire

China is regarded by many experts as holding a trump card in trade talks given its dominant position as a global supplier of rare earth materials used in U.S. industries including technology, aerospace and defense. The U.S., in fact, relies on China for 80% of its rare earth supplies and […]

Rare metals used in most tech products could be cut off from U.S. by trade war with China

From smartphones to cars and defense missiles, modern U.S. life depends on rare earth elements, but China dominates the industry and may end U.S. access to the unusual metals. FULL STORY: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rare-metals-used-in-most-tech-products-could-be-cut-off-from-u-s-by-trade-war-with-china-60-minutes-2019-06-09/

Mining Strategist Christopher Ecclestone on Ceylon Graphite

By Proactive Investors Why Sri Lanka’s graphite is unique and how fast demand is growing, particularly in the Asian EV sector. Here, analyst Christopher Ecclestone tells us about the company’s charismatic yet business-focussed owner and what the production strategy looks like over the next few quarters. Ceylon Graphite Corp, is listed on […]

Ceylon Graphite – The Past (2018) and the Future (2019)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 2018 was a very exciting year for Ceylon Graphite Corp. (“Ceylon Graphite” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: CYL) (OTC: CYLYF) (FSE: CCY) and the Company’s scorecard in just its second year of operation points to its having performed beyond expectations. Noteworthy accomplishments include: […]

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