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Albemarle seeks full control of Australia's Greenbushes lithium mine

7:02pm BST

Albemarle Corp said on Thursday it wants to take control of Australia's Greenbushes, the world's largest lithium mine, signaling it intends to block any rival from buying Tianqi Lithium Corp's controlling stake.

UPDATE 1-Albemarle seeks full control of Australia's Greenbushes lithium mine

6:46pm BST

May 28 Albemarle Corp said on Thursday it wants to take control of Australia's Greenbushes, the world's largest lithium mine, signaling it intends to block any rival from buying Tianqi Lithium Corp's controlling stake.

U.S. House bill aims to boost domestic mining of strategic minerals

5:19pm BST

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce legislation on Thursday to bolster domestic mining and processing of minerals used in high-tech equipment, a sector currently dominated by China.

Lithium producers must wait as pandemic slows electric vehicle revolution

26 May 2020

JOHANNESBURG/HOUSTON The coronavirus pandemic has paused the electric vehicle revolution, forcing producers of battery metal lithium into survival mode with output cuts, expansion delays and sales of major assets.

Exclusive: Pentagon halts rare earths funding program pending 'further research'

22 May 2020

HOUSTON The U.S. Department of Defense last month reversed its decision to fund two projects to process rare earth minerals for military weapons, one of which has controversial ties to China, according to a government document seen by Reuters and three sources familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: Pentagon halts rare earths funding for Lynas, MP Materials - sources, document

22 May 2020

HOUSTON The U.S. Department of Defense last month reversed its decision to fund two projects to process rare earth minerals for military weapons, one of which has controversial ties to China, according to three sources and a government document seen by Reuters.

Aiming to thwart China, U.S. senator pushes rare earths funding bill

13 May 2020

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz introduced legislation on Tuesday to help revive the U.S. rare earths industry with tax breaks for mine developers and manufacturers who buy their products, the latest attempt by Washington to break China's control over the strategic sector.

Albemarle expresses interest in Tianqi's stake in Greenbushes lithium mine

07 May 2020

Albemarle Corp said on Thursday it was interested in buying all or part of Tianqi Lithium Corp's controlling stake in Australia's Greenbushes, the world's largest lithium mine.

Albemarle pulls 2020 forecast, cuts budget due to coronavirus

06 May 2020

Albemarle Corp , the world's largest producer of lithium for electric vehicle batteries, cut its 2020 budget and pulled its annual forecast on Wednesday as sales drop amid the global spread of the coronavirus.

American quandary: How to secure weapons-grade minerals without China

23 Apr 2020

MOUNTAIN PASS, Calif. The United States wants to curb its reliance on China for specialized minerals used to make weapons and high-tech equipment, but it faces a Catch-22. | Video

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