China Issues Gallium, Germanium Licences as Exports Sink

The announcement came after customs data showed China had completely blocked its exports of germanium and gallium products in August

2 weeks ago

China Blocked Exports of Two Chipmaking Metals in August

China exported no wrought germanium products last month, compared to 8.63 metric tons in July when volumes doubled from June…

2 weeks ago

Shanghai Exchange Looking at Nickel Futures, May Rival LME

Shanghai Futures Exchange has been studying the nickel market, and may launch nickel contracts on its International Energy Exchange, sources…

3 weeks ago

China Rare Earth Prices Soar on Myanmar Mine Closures

Myanmar, one the world’s leading producers of rare earths metals, has suspended mining for inspections, sending prices to 16-month highs

4 weeks ago

Frenzy of Foreign Suitors Wooing Australian Lithium Miners

The deals mania comes as Australia undertakes a critical minerals strategy that envisages major collaborations with investors and global partners…

1 month ago

Rare Earth Magnet Firms Plan Vietnam Plants as China Hedge

South Korea’s Star Group Industrial and China’s Baotou INST Magnetic will join companies in sectors such as electronics and autos…

1 month ago

Russian Spacecraft Luna-25 Crashes on The Moon

Luna-25, the Russian spacecraft sent on the country's first mission in 47 years, spun out of control and crashed into…

1 month ago

UOB to Cut Ties With Myanmar Banks on Sept 1 – Nikkei

The biggest foreign bank in Myanmar warned local banks last week it will restrict all payments to and from Myanmar…

2 months ago

Australia Calls for China End to Trade Curbs as Barley Tariffs Lifted

China said on Friday it would drop tariffs imposed on Australian barley imports three years ago that affected billions in…

2 months ago

China Central Bank Vows Support for Private Sector, Developers

New PBOC governor Pan Gongsheng met with companies on Thursday and pledged to channel resources, such as bonds and debt…

2 months ago

Mongolia and US to Sign ‘Open Skies’ Civil Aviation Deal

Sandwiched between Russia and China, Mongolia has cultivated allies – like the US – in a bid reinforce its independence,…

2 months ago

Western Firms Struggling to Break China’s Grip on Rare Earths

Some of the biggest rare-earth companies outside of China are facing challenges in refining elements for the green energy transition

2 months ago