INTERNATIONAL.First, the bad news - China's constrained rare earth supplies will be an "irreversible trend" and prices will remain at high levels, according to Zhang Zhong, general manager of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech Co. Zhang should know, as his concern is China's leading rare earths producer - the Baatou mine produces more than 95 percent of China's production, while Chinese mines currently account for 97 percent of global supplies. The increase in global demand for rare earth metals has sent prices soaring in world markets. According to the China Nonferrous M
UAE. The Green MED Initiative (GMI) has as main objective the development of an integrated and environmentally sound waste management system by means of innovative technologies and sustainable waste treatment and recycling.
INTERNATIONAL. Doug Whyte, managing director at subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group, discusses the importance of investing time and effort into educating global partners on your company's offering, outlook and ethos.
INTERNATIONAL. The switch to renewable energy has already been flicked. Smart utilities willing to drive change will prosper - but it's going to take the turning off of a lot of old paradigms to do so.
QATAR. QNB Group publishes its Qatar Economic Insight September 2016 report; The report examines the outlook for the Qatari economy as it continues its strong growth based on non-hydrocarbon investment spending.
INTERNATIONAL. Jost Thöne, Stradivari expert and co-owner of VIOLIN ASSETS, offers input on this subject. The company makes high-quality historical and modern string instruments accessible as investments.