Chinese rare earths exports dramatically decrease while global demand for rare earth products increase

On March 23th, Chinese customs authorities released data for February, showing that the country’s rare earths exports decreased 15.78% from a year ago to 1,363 tons of rare earth to the U.S. and fell 27.69% to 1,130 tons of rare earth to Japan in the first two months of the year, respectively. From January to February this year, China’s rare…

Russians designing ‘complex measures’ to attract Americans to invest in their gold

Amid the ever recovering national economy, the Russian government is designing a complex of measures for the attraction of foreign investors to the national industry of gold mining. According to state plans, the attraction of foreign investors will allow to significantly increase  gold production this year and to provide an impetus for the development of the domestic gold mining for…

Chesapeake’s Reifel on one of the greatest global reserves of gold, silver and zinc

March 27, 2015 — Randy Reifel, President and Director of Chesapeake Gold Corp. (TSXV: CKG) in an interview with Tracy Weslosky, Publisher for InvestorIntel speaks about the Metate’s project in Western Mexico, which has “one of the largest reserves in the world for gold, silver and zinc.” Also, in lieu of Randy’s substantial experience in the resource sector, which includes…

Scandium demand rises as sustainable reliable supplies are sought

Scandium International Mining Corp. aims to become one of leaders in global scandium market: "Demand is there already, it is simply waiting for adequate, sustainable, reliable supply at prices that make commercial sense." Amid the ever growing global demand for scandium, Scandium International Mining Corp. (TSX: SCY) a Canadian-based mining company, plans to significantly increase its production and to become one…

Clausi follow-ups on Rumours, News and Guesses

It’s easy to toss an opinion out into the digital airwaves. It’s harder to track them back and see what’s happened since. So here we go, following up on some of my articles published here at InvestorIntel over the past few months: Pretium Resources. The rumour was that this developer of the massive Brucejack project in north British Columbia was…

Lifton on Rare Earths and American Security: 60 Wasted Minutes?

The telejournalists of CBS’ iconic 60 Minutes have done a genuine dis-service to American security by failing miserably to do any investigative reporting on the just broadcast segment with the theme: How Did China Corner The Market On A Critical Resource Nearly Every Electronic Device We Use Depends On? 60 Minutes broadcast ‘article” is about their perception of one company,…

Adrian Griffin on the Rare Earth, Lithium and Graphite Market

March 18, 2015 — Adrian Griffin, Director, Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU); Managing Director, Cobre Montana NL (ASX: CXB); Chairman, Potash West NL; and Managing Director, Global Carbon Credits in an interview with Tracy Weslosky discusses the rare earth, lithium and graphite market for 2015. Tracy Weslosky: Adrian, it's a distinct pleasure to have you here. I mean, you're an…

Bromby on a new view on metals of the future

Gold and platinum “rare metals”? Perhaps not the best choice of terms for a book aimed at introducing readers to the less readily available metals. But American author Keith Veronese is rather locked into the terminology, courtesy of the title he chooses for his new book, Rare – The High-Stakes Race to Satisfy Our Need for the Scarcest Metals on…

Vanadium producer Largo Resources — changing of the guard

When NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("Niocorp", TSXV: NB | OTCQX: NIOBF) picked up Mark Smith, fresh from Molycorp, as its CEO, it was not difficult to fall back on analogies that likened NioCorp’s “catch” to bagging one of the biggest fish in the specialty metals space, indeed Mark Smith qualifies as the Great White Whale. The addition of Smith to the NioCorp team certainly…

GrowPros recent equity interest and vision as a diversified cannabis venture firm

March 9, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Ryan Brown, CEO of GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc. (CSE: GCI) about the recent agreement with MMPR applicant Herbaceous Inc. who has been issued a ready to build letter as well as GrowPros’ ongoing mandates focused on equipment and the service aspect of the industry. As a leading…

PDAC: The Show is On!

Rumour Central at The Show In the first week of March every year, 30,000 people from around the world and from every industry possible meet in Toronto for four days. Add alcohol, education and intense deal-chasing, and that's a breeding ground for great gossip. The real name of this annual event is the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, International…

Marijuana Investing Update – Here Comes the Judge!

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To be a good investor you have to know about the company, the industry, the macro-economics, and the legal context in which the investees operate. If you’ve been following the MMPR (Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations) licencing story, you know it’s been a confounding morass of stumbling fits and starts. No jurisdiction in the world has gotten it right from…

Miraculins first in class for seeking FDA approval for a diabetes screening device

Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM) is expanding its market reach by seeking class II medical device approval by the FDA for its flagship commercial product, the Scout DSTM, a diabetes screening device that detects biomarkers present in the skin of pre-diabetic and Type 2 diabetic patients. The devise is non-invasive and painless to use: it performs its tests without needles, finger…

Takeover Chatter in the Oil Patch

Takeovers in the Oil Patch – Who is Loading Up? When a company raises cash and issues equity, compliance and good investor relations require the company to say how it will use the cash. Often the press release will contain the phrases, “for working capital” or “for general corporate purposes”. Those are magic words. Almost anything can fit into those…

InvestorIntelReport: A market turnaround?

The action for the week ending on Friday, February 6th on InvestorIntel supports our theory that we are (perhaps) in the midst of a turnaround. +47.07% for Biotech InvestorIntel member leaders or +37.78 for our Agribusiness sector, lead by crossover Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. A brand new InvestorIntel member last week, Bill Fleming takes the helm as CEO and Abattis enters…
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‘Solar energy, innovation may help end India’s power pangs’

March 27, 2015 (Source: Times of India) -- Decentralized solar energy and power-efficient appliances are the answers to India's power woes, said Ashok Jhunjhunwala, an Padma Shri award-winner and IIT-Madras professor who gave a lecture on the campus of PEC…

Russia in no hurry to join new China-led Asian infrastructure bank

March 27, 2015 (Source: South China Morning Post) -- Russia remains conspicuously non-committed to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, following the 37 countries that have applied so far to be founding members of the financing body before…

Economy in U.S. Expanded at 2.2% Pace in Fourth Quarter

March 27, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- The U.S. economy expanded at 2.2 percent annualized pace in the fourth quarter, led by the biggest gain in consumer spending in eight years. The revised increase in gross domestic product, the value…

Uranium to dip before long-term rally

March 27, 2015 (Source: The Australian) -- Uranium prices have surged on increased demand from major Asian economies, but current stockpiling is forecast to see the commodity facing a short-term slump before a long-term price hike. JP Morgan expects the uranium spot…

San Antonio No. 7 solar power in nation

March 27, 2015 (Source: San Antonio Express News) -- San Antonio ranks seventh among most major U.S. cities in existing or planned solar power installations, a study by an environmental organization reported Thursday. Environment Texas lauded the city and…

Wearable Device Helps Visually Impaired Avoid Collision

March 27, 2015 (Source: Massachusetts Eye and Ear) -- People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, often face mobility challenges and increased…

ICL Makes C$137M Offer for Allana Potash Shares

March 27, 2015 (Source: PRNewswire) -- Highlights: Offer is for C$.50 per share for the 84% of Allana that ICL does not own, and will be paid by ICL in cash and in ICL common stock  Acquisition of Allana…

Apple Plans China IPhone Trade-In Program With Foxconn

March 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China, people familiar with the effort said, after a similar program bolstered sales in the U.S. Consumers will be able to take…

Bank of England policymakers see scant need for rate cut

March 26, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Three Bank of England policymakers said on Wednesday they saw little chance of a cut in interest rates in the face of tumbling inflation, distancing themselves from the position of the central bank's…

Stephen Poloz defends surprise rate cut

March 26, 2015 (Source: CBC) -- Stephen Poloz is defending his surprise January decision to cut the Bank of Canada's key interest rate, saying there is no need for central banks to signal their moves ahead of time as economies return…

Spain’s Economy to Grow 2.8% in 2015

March 26, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Spain’s economy keeps accelerating and may grow 0.8% in the first quarter of this year from the last quarter of 2014, as lower consumer prices drive internal demand, the country’s central…

Slowing Chinese Economy Hits Profits of Two Big State Banks

March 26, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Two more big Chinese banks reported sluggish profits for last year as the cooling Chinese economy took its toll on profitability and bad loans piled up, underscoring concerns over the health…

The State Of Solar In New Jersey Is Shining Brighter

March 26, 2015 (Source: Clean Technica) -- The East Coast’s solar market is booming, and New Jersey is one of those states that continues to surprise on the renewables front. The Garden State has been one of the more…

NioCorp Receives Receipt for Final Short Form Prospectus

March 26, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce that it has filed and obtained…

Gold’s relationship with the U.S. dollar is about to change

March 26, 2015 (Source: Marketwatch) -- The gold market’s moving to Asia and the metal’s relationship with the U.S. dollar will never be the same. In a report released Thursday, the World Gold Council said gold’s GCJ5, +0.65% relationship with…

PetroChina to Slash Spending as Oil Prices Hit Profits

March 26, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- PetroChina Co. has become the latest major global oil company to slash its spending plans for the coming year, after a global drop in oil prices led to a 17% fall…

Abattis Information to Be Available in S&P Capital IQ Market Access Program

March 25, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (the "Company" or "Abattis") (OTCQX:ATTBF)(CSE:ATT), a specialty biotechnology company with capabilities through its wholly-owned subsidiaries of cultivating, licensing and marketing proprietary ingredients, bio-similar compounds and patented equipment to medicinal markets in North…

Gold nears $1,200 in 6-day winning streak

March 25, 2015 (Source: Marketwatch) -- Gold futures rebounded from early weakness and posted a sixth straight winning session on Wednesday after an unexpected drop in February durable-goods orders. Gold for April delivery GCJ5, +0.32%  rose $5.60, or 0.5%,…

Oil to reach $100 a barrel by end of 2016: Pickens

March 25, 2015 (Source: CNBC) -- Oil prices could hit $100 a barrel by the end of next year, U.S. oil magnate T. Boone Pickens said on Tuesday, revising his previous forecast which said they would reach that level…
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