Australian miner rockets 14% after saying first commercial rare earths available within weeks. Molycorp et al surge in sympathy.
A Malaysian court dismissed an appeal against a temporary operating licence for Lynas Corp (ASX:LYC), an Australian rare earth miner, despite residents' opposition over alleged radioactive hazards.
Won't be allowed to treat waste in Malaysia. Shares suspended.
After months of polemic and legal battles, Australian rare earths miner Lynas (ASX:LYC) has finally begun production at its Malaysian processing plant following a recent court triumph.
Yet investor hopes remain undiminished
Shares in Australia’s Lynas Corp soared as much as 12% Friday after the company said its first shipment of rare earth concentrates arrived in Malaysia, indicating an imminent start of operations at its controversial processing plant.
Lynas Corp. plans to raise up to AUD 200 million (USD 208 million) in order to help fund the start-up of operations at its LAMP site in Malaysia.
Australia's Lynas Corp (ASX:LYC) won Thursday the latest of a series of long-dragged legal battles against activists, which took the company to court for allegedly causing major health and environmental damages to the Malaysian population.
Malaysian state-run oil company Petronas has extended the deadline for its takeover bid for Canadian gas producer Progress Energy Resources Corp.(TSX:PRQ) in hopes it will be able to overcome Ottawa's objections to the $5.2 billion deal.
The Malaysian authorities have intensified a crackdown against fraudulent gold traders with raids against several companies last week.
Olympus Pacific Minerals Inc. (TSX:OYM)(ASX:OYM)(OTCQX:OLYMF)(FRANKFURT:OP6) has drilled a 24.50 meter intersection grading 7.15 g/t gold in drill hole JUDDH68A at its Jugan Hill deposit within the Bau Gold Project in Sarawak, East Malaysia. This result adds weight to the company's expectation of higher gold grades at depth.
According to a report by Fairfax Media, Lynas Corporation Limited may face more obstacles at its rare earths processing plant in Malaysia after a group of activists confirmed its commitment to obstruct the project.
Malaysia's Atomic Energy Licensing Board granted a temporary licence for an initial two-year period under strict safety requirements.
Over 10,000 of environmentalists took the streets of Raub, in the Malaysian state of Pahang on Sunday, to oppose the use of cyanide at the nearby Bukit Koman gold mine, which they claim has been using the chemical compound to the detriment of their health.
Analysts from Foster Stockbroking told investors to purge their shares in rare earths miner Lynas Corporation as there is no end in sight for the ongoing problems that have forced the company to halt operations in Malaysia.
KOTA BAHARU, July 15 (Bernama) — Illegal gold mining activities which are becoming more rampant in the state prove the incapability of the Kelantan government under the PAS leadership to administer the state.
AL Rajhi Bank Malaysia, which introduced its gold investment product last year, is targeting sales of close to RM100 million worth of gold this year.
The High Court of Malaysia today rejected Australian miner Lynas Corp’s (ASX:LYC) application for an injunction against pressure groups that oppose the company’s rare earth plant (LAMP), informs The Malaysian Insider.
Australian rare earths miner Lynas Corporation (ASX:LYC), has filed a defamation action against Malaysian protestors and opponents over their criticism of the company's rare earth plant (LAMP), which will process ores shipped from Western Australia.
Australian analysts from Foster Stockbroking say confidence in rare earths miner Lynas Corporation (ASX:LYC) is returning after the Malaysian High Court dismissed an appeal against the company's Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP).
In what could be considered a slight victory for embattled Australian rare earths miner Lynas Corporation (ASX:LYC), the Malaysian High Court ruled today against a request to review a recent decision to grant the Lynas a temporary licence (TOL) for its processing plant.
Malaysia's Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) has postponed granting a temporary rare earths mine operating license (TOL) to Australian miner Lynas Corp. (ASX:LYC) until an outstanding appeal by residents to the science, technology and innovation minister has been completed.
Three men, all Chinese nationals, died of suspected smoke inhalation after a fire broke out inside the Lucky Hill coal mine in Abok, near Pantu, about 80 km from Sri Aman.
About 100 members of Jaringan Aktivis Alam Sekitar Perak JAASP, an environmental non governmental organization, staged a demonstration against the operation of an iron ore processing company, Vale SA, in Teluk Rubiah, Seri Manjung near here.
Canadian-based gold producer Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY) informed it busted a gold stealing syndicate at the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia.
Thousands of protesters have been converging on Lynas Corporation's new rare earths processing facility in Malaysia according to reports. The Australian producer's website was also hacked over the weekend.
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