Articles Tagged "China"

Rare Earths Producers Still Beholden to Chinese Supply

Rare Earth – In an article for Tradingfloor.com, Adam Courtenay suggests that the performance of rare earths producers such as Australia's Lynas Corp (ASX:LYC) and Molycorp (NYSE:MCP) is still tied to how much rare earths supply China releases into the market. However, the author saw things looking up overall for producers outside of China.

Copper Prices Mounting a Comeback on Economic Confidence

Copper – The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that copper prices look to be making a comeback, as the metal rose over 3% last week. Drivers behind those gains include increased confidence in the global economy and statements from Glencore Plc (LSE:GLEN) forecasting strong demand from both China and the West for the red metal.

Nickel Supply Stalling Bull Run: Andy Home

Nickel – Writing for Reuters, Andy Home drew attention to diverging trends on the nickel market that may be covering up a shortage of supply for the metal. He notes that although Indonesia has kept its ban on the export of unprocessed minerals and there are signs that other raw materials markets are tightenin for nickel, LME stocks are rising and China's exports of refined nickel have soared this year.