The frozen payment corresponds to what the Kyrgyz Republic was told by an international arbitration court to give Stans for revoking its rare earth mining licenses in the country.
While analyst predict a rebound in hard-hit rare earth prices later this year, it is still unclear whether companies outside China, the world’s largest producer, will be able to challenge its dominance.
Luisa Moreno, managing partner and analyst with Toronto-based Tahuti Global, says there are many things investors must pay attention to when it comes to critical metals projects, but nothing should trump metallurgy.
Study shows half of a mining project's value can be lost due to permitting delays.
Mark Fellows, director of metals consulting at SNL Metals & Mining, explains why permitting delays happen, what they’re costing our economy and how to fix it.
Global miners could be at risk of losing valuable exploration and operating licences unless they step up their efforts to award work to suppliers in the locality of contracts.
Implementation of “free, prior and informed consent” policies vital tool to prevent conflict and costs to companies, reveals study published Thursday by Oxfam.
Scientists and engineers develop innovative technologies for enhanced resource efficiency of critical technology metals.
Industry highlights top priorities at the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference
The announcement came after the Fanya Metal Exchange saw hundreds of investors protesting outside the building last week.
Perhaps. But when a sector is so downtrodden that it barely shrugs at major global economic events, there is little left to lose.
For investors, there’s no place like home. Data shows that investors are heavily sector-biased based on where they live.
On April 2, 2015, the BBC ran an investigative report that illustrated rare earth mining's trail of destruction. It raises an important question: How is that such important commodities continue to be mined with such low environmental standards?
The fate of debt-ridden U.S. rare earth miner Molycorp rests on China's efforts to crack down on networks that smuggled as much as 40,000 tonnes of the vital technology metals out of the country last year, driving down global prices.
Today's infographic compares how 14 different asset classes have performed during the last five crises.
Getting — and keeping — a social license to operate, as well as resource nationalism, remain among the top five business risks for the industry.
Successful resource investors have to make their way past a lot of money pits before they find a stock that will make it to the top.
Roskill publishes new market outlook for rhenium; forecasts that rising demand for rhenium in aero engines will likely be satisfied by increasing supply of secondary rhenium contained in ‘engine revert’ produced from end-of-life gas turbine parts.
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The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has been investigating the economic feasibility of recovering the coveted elements from coal.
Molycorp Inc failed to get approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy judge on Friday to borrow about $44 million at the rare earth producer's first bankruptcy hearing.
Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.
The agreement provides for a financial restructuring of the Company's $1.7 billion in debt and provides up to $225 million in gross proceeds in new financing to support operations while the Company completes negotiations with creditors.
China’s output of spherical graphite has continued to go from strength to strength in Q2 2015 on the back of strong lithium ion battery demand from Asia.
In this interview with The Gold Report, Renken suggests some of his favorite graphite and rare earth names, as well as a handful of gold equity picks.
While not especially rare and not really earths, there is no doubting the difficulties in mining and processing the rare earth group of metals, or their importance to the global economy.
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