Latest update: 08/11/2010
Olivier Leroy, CEO, Detroyat Associés
China controls most of the world's rare earth metals supply and has faced mounting criticism after announcing it was slashing export quotas. These metals are vital to the high-tech industry as they are essential components to many electronic products. Are rare metals a bargaining tool for China? Or is Beijing making a sensible choice in reducing its exports of these non-renewable resources?