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Rare earth miners race downstream

The notoriously opaque rare earths market is undergoing one of its periodic booms. Prices are soaring on fresh demand from the new energy sector, and wild rumours of Chinese supply constraints.

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But investors would do well to remember the lessons of the 2010-12 bull market when rare earth prices reached far above their current levels.