Macron plans Moscow trip
According to Intelligence Online's sources, French President Emmanuel Macron is planning to visit the Russian capital in early September, probably [...]
Fierce global competition for control of rare earths is exacerbating geopolitical tensions. A planned French study could be a game-changer as it will explore how to produce the increasingly sought-after minerals from more abundant by-products of other processed materials.
Morocco's OCP, which is the leader in the fast-growing African fertilisers market, has run into increasing competition from Russia's PhosAgro and Saudi Arabia's Maaden, particularly on its west African "home" turf. The battle has been made fiercer by the direct interventions made by heads of state and governments.