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World equity markets are soaring to multi-year highs not seen since before the 2008 credit crisis. China is rebounding, Japan is recovering, U.S.
In a piece for DailyMarkets.com , analyst Jeb Handwerger zeroes in on Antimony.
You can see here the 2011 Report: * The main article (English) (Français) (Español) (中文) * The WGI document (English) (Français) * The WGI Map (English) (Français) (Español) (中文) Developing a new world governance constitutes one of the major challenges of our times, perhaps the most important of all. With this in view, the Forum for a new World Governance launched a number of research projects intended to draw up a roadmap and a set a framework for our work.
The World Governance Index ( WGI ) is an indicator developed in 2008 by the Forum for a new World Governance (FnWG). It aims to provide, year on year, a precise image of the situation of world governance and of its evolution. Based on the picture it provides on where the world and its individual countries stand in terms of governance, this index is intended to allow those in charge of governance to raise the appropriate questions when thinking about solutions and remedies for what constitutes one of the major problems of the 20th century. [ edit ] Background If there is one topic that in the past 15 years or so that has been extensively written about, it is definitely world governance. [ 1 ] The magnitude of world governance is reflected by the exponential multiplication of books, articles, symposia, debates, and summits on its subject, whether to explore the many paths to it, to discuss the difficulties involved in it, or the requirements it brings to light. [ 2 ]
In a three-part interview series with Metal Miner , American Resources principal Daniel McGroarty discusses resource nationalism, the role of China in global resource wars and lessons for the United States’ mineral resource strategy against the backdrop of the East China Sea territorial dispute between China and Japan over a tiny group of islands, with outsized importance in terms of seabed rights.
Depuis des années déjà, le graphène, un cristal de carbone dont l’empilement constitue le graphite, est promis à un très brillant avenir dans nos technologies.
Avec l'instauration de quotas chinois à l'exportation de terres rares, l'approvisionnement pour les industries occidentales de haute technologie devient problématique. C'est dans ce contexte que Rhodia a inauguré deux usines pour recycler les terres rares des lampes fluo compactes en fin de vie. Les terres rares, un groupe de métaux aux propriétés voisines comprenant le scandium, l'yttrium et les quinze lanthanides , sont d'un enjeu stratégique pour le développement des (éco-)technologies .
The supply of raw materials, the lifeblood of today's high-tech industry, is increasingly under pressure. With a view to increasing the availability of raw materials for Europe, the European Commission has proposed a European Innovation Partnership on raw materials.
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Copyright © 2012 ProEdge Media Corp.
L'Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (Ifremer) signe ce jeudi 9 août un nouvel accord-cadre avec le Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie visant à instaurer un programme de valorisation des ressources et de l'environnement marins de l'archipel.
Continued from Part One . Although volumes are still comparatively low for EVs now (the Mitsubishi i MiEV and Nissan Leaf being the highest-selling models only manage about 15,000 vehicles per year as of September this year), sales are rising and a major improvement in battery performance could be a stimulant for yet faster uptake. If manganese prices rose, as rare earth prices rose following Chinese export restrictions, the benefit of lower LMD battery prices could be stopped dead in its tracks.
We are all well aware of China’s stranglehold on the rare earth metals market, that they produce some 98 percent of global supply and how prices have quadrupled since Beijing began closing illegal mines and restricting exports in the name of environmental protection. Part and parcel of the furor around the US’ “at-risk position regarding rare earth metals, firms like Lynas and Molycorp have found a much more receptive investor environment for their fund raising, enabling Molycorp to fast-track mine and processing development not to mention use some of those dollars raised to diversify into investments overseas. Well, guess what?
In a new piece on her website, MetalMiner co-founder and American Resources expert Lisa Reisman asks if Manganese is the “Twin Brother or Ugly Stepchild of the Rare Earth Metal Family.” Indeed, there are a number of similarities between both metal markets, which Reisman lists as follows:
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