China announces decision to appeal against the WTO rare earth ruling

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced its decision to lodge an appeal against the WTO rare earth ruling on April 17th. “We will devote every effort to make an appeal. Regardless of the appeal's outcome, China's policy objectives to protect the environment and resources will not change, we will also continue to boost management of resource industries following the…

Putin launches the ‘Gas Wars’

The Ukrainian armed forces’ offensive in eastern Ukraine Kiev continues, but with considerable difficulty. Meanwhile, on the eve of a summit between USA, Russia, Ukraine and the EU - and just as NATO is has announced its own military buildup in Eastern Europe – pro-Russian Ukrainian insurgents have effectively halted the Ukrainian army. The insurgents are maintaining control of most…

IC Potash formally shifts into the operational phase

IC Potash Corp is now free to start construction at its Ochoa Sulfate of Potash (SOP) Project in New Mexico upon obtaining the required permit from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM  has formally authorized  IC Potash (‘ICP’, TSX: ICP | OTCQX: ICPTF), through a Record of Decision (ROD) to begin construction and,…

New technology for critical metals, agribusiness, nuclear plants, 3-D printing, renewable energy — you name it, Japan’s there

Having spent a few weeks (involuntarily) accompanying various shopping expeditions in Paris, I have become — suddenly — aware of Uniqlo. The crowds of women of all ages lining up at the cash registers at one of its Paris stores attests to the extraordinary success. And I read that staff are allowed just 60 seconds to process each retail transaction. Now this Japanese…

Share interest spurred by Theralase’s state-of-the-art lasers for the treatment of chronic pain

April 15, 2014 -- Roger Dumoulin-White, P. Eng, President and CEO for Theralase Technologies Inc. (‘Theralase’, TSXV: TLT | OTCBB: TLTFF) speaks to Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel about Theralase's state-of-the-art patented laser equipment for biostimulative and biodestructive clinical applications to treat chronic pain. Theralase's shares haves been performing well and Roger explains that this should be no…

Solar sceptics may need to reconsider: power from the sun is becoming more economic

Solar power has had some bad press in recent years. The case against it seemed increasingly persuasive: it cost too much: it would never replace fuels (like oil, coal and nuclear) which offered reliable base-load power generation; and even if solar systems could be made more efficient and, helped by better and better storage batteries, to produce reliable electricity even when…

Heartbleed Bug ‘contagion’ creates market malaise

Our last week ended with the rumbling from the confusion that came from disruptive impact of the Heartbleed bug that had online paranoia at an all-time high. In case you have not drilled down through the endless media coverage and analysis on what happened here’s what your computer(s) and various electronics may or may not have caught: “The Heartbleed bug…

China’s new round of rare earths stockpiling to boost prices

Regardless of whether you consider the recently opened Baotou Rare Earths Products Exchange or the rare earth stock exchange, the prices of rare earths in China have gained strength recently, buoyed by the efforts of China’s State Bureau of Material Reserve (SBMR) to proceed with a new round of its rare earth stockpiling plan. The state-run ‘China Securities Journal’ reported,…

Hop Boyd on the real advantage of having the right chemical processing engineer on the job

April 10, 2014 -- Hop Boyd Jr., Chief Manager, Process Engineering Associates LLC (PROCESS) speaks to Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel. Hop has been a chemical engineer for many years and he describes his job, in jest, as a "highly educated plumber". Of course, PROCESS does much more than that. It offers process engineering services - as opposed…

Vive le Quebec libre! How two giants brandishing fists became historical bookmarks

Dr. Luc Duchesne
By uttering Vive le Quebec libre! forty-seven years apart, two men of giant stature marked the surge and ebb of Quebec’s sovereignty movement. The Quebec sovereignty movement got a shot in the arm when President Charles de Gaulle of France undiplomatically uttered "Vive le Québec libre !"  The controversial speech was delivered on July 24, 1967, during an official visit…

China just one factor behind increasing global demand for agricultural commodities

Investors – institutional and non - are once again flocking toward the agricultural sector, having noted that it offers great opportunities. Experts in demographics, meanwhile, have intensified their warning that the demand for food is rising and that there is an increased risk of famine in vulnerable areas. In fact, the prices of agricultural commodities are at about the same…

Chinese and Apple seek new tin supplies; More room for graphite producers while uranium standstill continues

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While questions remain about the real state of financial affairs in China, and therefore the future demand growth for metals of all types (but particularly the major base metals such as copper, aluminium and zinc), there are quite clear signs that when it comes to the critical technology metals , the potential consumers are taking a great interest in potential…

Rising star U3O8 Corp. on uranium-vanadium in Argentina and uranium-phosphate in Colombia

March 30, 2014 -- Richard Spencer, President and CEO of U3O8 Corp. ("U3O8" TSX: UWE | OTCQX: UWEEF), speaks to Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel, about uranium, rare earths and phosphate projects in South America. In March, U3O8 completed an oversubscribed private placement resulting in proceeds of about USD$1.15 million. Richard said "the insiders stepped up yet again…
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Germany has no alternative to Russian gas

April 17, 2014 (Sourc: DW) -- More than 70 percent of Germany’s energy supply depends on imports. Russia alone accounts for a quarter of Germany’s gas, oil and coal imports. And real alternatives are not yet in sight. Germany…

Gold Import Curbs Seen Continuing in India to Protect Currency

April 17, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- India, the world’s second-largest gold consumer, will probably keep restrictions onimports to control the current account deficit and defend the rupee, said the managing director of the country’s biggest refiner. The limits would result…

Cannabis-Rx Acquires Commercial Property in Sarasota, Florida

April 17, 2014 (Source: Businesswire) -- Cannabis-Rx (OTCQB:CANA), a company focused on funding the growth of the cannabis industry in states where it is licensed or permitted for medicinal and/or recreational purposes, today announced the acquisition of a 209,000 square foot…

InvestorIntel Officially Launched for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Jack Lifton and Chris Ecclestone on BNN’s Commodities Thursday, April 17, 2014 April 16, 2014 -- Toronto, ON – ProEdge Media Corp., an online media company since 2001, is pleased to announce the official launch of InvestorIntel.com (“InvestorIntel”). InvestorIntel…

India Cuts Iran Oil Imports Nearly a Fifth in 2013/14

April 17, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- India's imports of Iranian crude tumbled about a fifth in the fiscal year ended in March, despite a surge of shipments in recent months that came after a deal easing sanctions on Tehran. The Geneva…

Gold steadies as lower dollar offsets China worries

April 17, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold steadied around $1,300 an ounce on Thursday as a lower dollar and accommodative U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy counterbalanced worries over the strength of Chinese demand and sales from gold-backed funds. Holdings…

China to Appeal WTO Rare Earth Ruling

April 17, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- China said on Thursday it would appeal against a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that found it violated global trade rules with its export limits on rare earth minerals used in defense and technology…

Osisko Sale Spurring CEO Roosen to Next Gold Challenge

April 17, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Sean Roosen, who turned a small explorer into the operator of one of Canada’s largest gold mines, says he’s ready to do it again after agreeing to sell Osisko Mining Corp. (OSK) for C$3.9 billion…

Mr. Christophe Romary Joined Matamec as Business Development Director

April 17, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Matamec Explorations Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MAT)(OTCQX:MHREF)("Matamec" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Christophe Romary joined Matamec as Business Development Director, and will provide investor relations services, thus increasing its visibility within the financial…

RBCC Bioprinting Partner Expands Brand Awareness Campaign

April 17, 2014 (Source: Businesswire) -- Rainbow Coral Corp.’s (OTCBB: RBCC) 3D bioprinting partner, Nano3D Biosciences (n3D), has presented their groundbreaking technology at two high-profile events in recent weeks as part of a campaign to build brand awareness around the…

Alberta considers emissions rules to win support for oil sector

April 16 2014 (Source: Financial Post) -- Alberta will likely implement energy efficiency measures and public transit when it revamps its climate-change policy to win support for its oil sector, the fastest-growing source of global warming in the country.…

Super Nova Petroleum Corp. Increases Financing from $420,000 to $600,000

April 16, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Wolf Wiese, President of Super Nova Petroleum Corporation, (CSE:SNP)(PINKSHEETS:SNOVF) (the "Company" or "Super Nova"), www.SuperNovaMinerals.com, would like to update Shareholders on several developments regarding the current capital raise as well as oilfield operations. FINANCING-…

China Builds Massive Stockpile of Uranium

April 16, 2014 (Source: Globe Newswire) -- China Resources Quarterly reported that China's uranium imports surged to historical levels in 2013. China purchased the nuclear fuel at fire-sale prices in anticipation of supply shortages later in the decade. Total 2013…

Relieving Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety with Improved Batteries

April 16, 2014 (Source: PNNL) -- Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium-sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial. Researchers added the powder, a kind of nanomaterial called a metal organic framework,…

5 Reasons Graphene Will Change Your Gadgets Forever

April 16, 2014 (Source: NBC) -- The future of technology could hinge on a single material. The industry is buzzing over the potential of graphene, which is the strongest, slimmest and most malleable material in known existence. Graphene, which…

Avrupa Options Out Slivovo Gold Project to Byrnecut International

April 16, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AVU)(FRANKFURT:8AM) is pleased to announce that it has signed the earn-in and shareholders agreement ("Earn-In Agreement") to option out the Slivovo Gold Project in Kosovo to Byrnecut International Limited ("BIL").…
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