Palladium: War in Ukraine Throws Spotlight on Supply

Palladium: War in Ukraine Throws Spotlight on Supply

War in Ukraine Throws Spotlight on Palladium Supply April 2022 | Market Source: iStock/Bet_Noire Dependence on Russia and its raw materials is not only high for oil and gas, but also for the precious metal palladium. Almost 40 percent of the palladium mined worldwide...
Rare Earths: Chinese State Gains More Control

Rare Earths: Chinese State Gains More Control

Rare Earths: Chinese State Gains More Control February 2022 | Market China further consolidated its rare earth industry in late December 2021 through the merger of China Minmetals Rare Earth, Chinalco Rare Earth and Metals and Ganzhou Rare Earth Group, Reuters...
China Creates State-Owned Giant

China Creates State-Owned Giant

China Creates State-Owned Commodity Giant December 2021 | Market Image: iStock/AvigatorPhotographer China is planning to merge large parts of its rare earth industry into a global commodities giant, reports the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing unnamed insiders....
China strives for supply independence

China strives for supply independence

China Strives for Supply Independence for Rare Earths October 2021 | Market As Reuters reported, China has increased its annual production of rare earths by 20%. The quota is now 168,000 tonnes for 2021. In the previous year it was 140,000 tons and in 2016 100,000...
Positive Results at Lynas and MP Materials

Positive Results at Lynas and MP Materials

Positive Quarterly Results at Lynas and MP Materials August 2021 | Market Image: iStock/kanawatvector Lynas, the largest producer of rare earths outside of China, reported record figures for the fourth quarter in July. At 115.94 million euros, the Australian...
A Look at Resources in Africa

A Look at Resources in Africa

A Look at Resources in Africa August 2021 | Market At the beginning of August, Siemens hosted the three-day virtual “Smart Mining Africa Forum”. The motto of the event: “On the road to the digital future”. Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO Siemens...