It’s All About The Minerals: Why America Shouldn’t Fear China's Rare-Earth Monopoly

By Oliver Tree,

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Another month, another rare-earth supply scare.

Last week, the Chinese government released its first official report on its domestic rare-earth element, or REE, industry, and for many it made very uncomfortable reading.

China -- producer of between 90 percent and 98 percent of the world's rare-earth supplies, according to various estimates -- warned that a decline in its rare-earth resources was "accelerating."

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This article appears in: Investing Commodities
Referenced Stocks: REE

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