Japanese seek to control metal supply

JAPANESE metal manufacturers are tipped to follow in the footsteps of their Chinese rivals by seeking a bigger direct stake in mines and exploration projects, according to a report from Tokyo.

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The move to directly acquire mineral assets comes as the global supply of critical raw materials tightens, and moves into fewer hands.

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