Daily Archives: March 13, 2012


Industry Representative Reacts to Obama’s China Trade Announcement

Press Release, Business Wire At a press conference this morning, President Barack Obama addressed China’s increasingly restrictive policies on rare earth exports. Earlier on Tuesday, the European Union, the United States and Japan filed a case with the World Trade Organization in an effort to address Beijing’s tough export quotas. The […]


The US Tries to Gain Control of Rare Earth Minerals

Darren Gersh, Nightly Business Report SUSIE GHARIB: If you use high-tech products or own shares in high-tech companies, you’ll want to keep an eye on the trade case the U.S. filed against China today. It targets Chinese exports of rare earth minerals. Those minerals are critical to high-tech manufacturing, and China […]


The rare earth advantage

Scott Tong, Marketplace Kai Ryssdal: If you want to make a cell phone or an electric car or wind turbines or guided missiles — all of which are in varying demand in the wider world — you’ve got be able to get your hands on something called rare earth metals. China […]