Mining & Energy

Rare earths industry targets illegal players

Fears over a global shortage of precious rare earths metals are mounting, as production in China slows amid a national crackdown on illegal miners. This month 155 rare earths businesses, almost all on the mainland, launched a national industry association,… Read More ›

Puda coal scam

The aggressive government mandated consolidation of the coal mining industry beginning in 2009 coincided with the darkest days of the world financial crisis. PUDA management either had to become a consolidator, requiring massive additional capital, or else dispose of its coal businesses. Management, lead… Read More ›