Research confirms rich rare earths in mud from Pacific seabed

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.

N Korea urges foreign help on rare earths: Report

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 announces shakeup of rare earths industry

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.

EU to press China over rare earths supplies

A European Union envoy said he will press Chinese officials to maintain exports of rare earths needed by high-tech industry.

Vietnam to help Japan on rare earths: Joint statement

Vietnam will help to supply Japan with rare earth minerals used in high-tech products.