Rare Earth – The Wall Street Journal reported that China's Ministry of Commerce today plans to appeal the World Trade Organization's (WTO) ruling that the country's rare earth element (REE) export restrictions are in violation of global rules.
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Uranium – Japan isn’t giving up on nuclear yet, and its Cabinet's recent approval of a new energy plan could be the first step toward a uranium market turnaround.
Copper – Reuters reported today that Japanese copper output is expected to increase by 4.4% from now until the end of the year compared with the latter two thirds of 2013. Local copper demand is rising with increasing urban development and infrastructure refurbishment.
Graphite – Graphite Investing News spoke with Dr. Gordon Chiu, president and co-founder of Grafoid, to find out why the company's new memorandum of understanding with Japan's Mitsui & Co. is important.
In a decision that's been two years in the making, the World Trade Organization yesterday announced that China's export restrictions on rare earth elements, molybdenum and tungsten violate global trade rules.
Uranium – The NewsYork Times reported that Japan is planning to turn over more than700 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium to the United States.
Iron – Reuters reported that iron ore exports to China from Australia's Port Hedland rose to 21.34 million tonnes in February, up 36 percent from the year-ago period. In the previous month, they came to a total of 23.31 million tonnes.
Uranium – The turning point for the uranium market could possibly be around the next bend as Japan released first draft of its energy policy highlighting the importance of nuclear energy.
Uranium – This is it! 2014 is gearing up to be the year uranium prices take off.
Coal – The Globe and Mail reported that Japan's coal use has increased as it "tries to lower the cost of replacing nuclear energy," with the result being that its 10 main utilities used almost 16 percent more coal in the first 10 months of 2013 than they did in the year-ago period. Further, they increased their imports of the fuel by 11 percent.