A deep sea survey near a remote Japanese island in the Pacific has confirmed a rich deposit of rare earth minerals in mud taken from the seabed.Mar 21, 2013, 14:03 PM IST
North Korea wants foreign
companies to help develop what the impoverished communist
state says is its abundance of rare earth metals, a
pro-Pyongyang newspaper said.
China plans to tighten control over
rare earths producers and restrict output in a five-year
development strategy, amid concern
abroad about plans to reduce exports of the exotic minerals
used in high-tech goods.
A European Union envoy said he will press Chinese officials to maintain exports of rare earths needed by high-tech industry.Nov 18, 2010, 00:37 AM IST