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EARTH: Is there really a minerals crisis?

China sent the high-tech industry and markets reeling last fall when it blocked exports of raw rare earth minerals to Japan, Europe and the U.S. The sudden severing of rare earths supply was a frightening prospect as the ...

Jul 11, 2011
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Malaysia reviews safety of rare earth plant

(AP) -- Malaysia said Friday it is appointing international experts to investigate whether a refinery being built by Australian miner Lynas Corp. Ltd. to process rare earth minerals presents any threat of ...

Apr 22, 2011
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Premier: China won't block rare earth exports

(AP) -- China is not using its control over supplies of rare earth - exotic metals crucial in advanced manufacturing - as a diplomatic "bargaining chip," state media quoted Premier Wen Jiabao as saying during ...

Oct 08, 2010
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Japan: China rare-earth ban could hurt economy

(AP) -- China's ban on shipments to Japan of rare-earth metals that are crucial for advanced manufacturing threatens to undermine the Japanese economy, a top finance official said Tuesday amid a territorial row between the ...

Sep 28, 2010
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