Speculation is high that rare earths, used in everything from Apple’s iPhones to Tesla’s electric vehicles, will be employed as a high-stake bargaining chip in the US-China trade dispute. Photo: Reuters

China’s rare earth stocks are investors’ new hedge against trade war as Beijing rolls out countermeasures against Trump

  • Expectations that China will cut overseas supply of rare earth have spurred at least 34 per cent gains in linked shares
  • But watch out – share prices could plunge if trade war is settled, analysts say
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Speculation is high that rare earths, used in everything from Apple’s iPhones to Tesla’s electric vehicles, will be employed as a high-stake bargaining chip in the US-China trade dispute. Photo: Reuters
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