Rare earths plant in Malaysia stopped by protests

May 28, 2012
Despite their name, rare earths are common. And now countries besides China, like Malaysia, are exploring how to make money mining for the key component in electronics.

China sets up rare earths industry association

Apr 9, 2012
China -- which controls 90 percent of the rare earths market -- looks to finally consolidate and streamline the sector there.

The rare earth advantage

Mar 13, 2012
U.S. and EU complain to the World Trade Organization about Chinese dominance and policy in the vital high-tech sector.

The winners and losers in commodities

Jan 3, 2011
This final note today, a word on commodities as we leave 2010 in the rear view mirror....

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