FACTBOX-How rare earths are used in various industries

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Oct 28 (Reuters) - Rare earths have stormed to the forefront of global worries over fears that China's policy of curbing exports will increasingly cause shortages in other industrialised economies, given its status as the dominant global supplier. Despite their name, rare earth elements are a relatively abundant group of 17 chemical elements. They were originally described as rare because they were unknown in their elemental form and difficult to extract from the rocks that contained them. ...

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