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Arafura announces major progress in de-risking Nolans Project’s path to production

Arafura Resources ('Arafura', ASX: ARU) is one of Australia’s fastest-growing rare earths developers. It has achieved exploration successes, concluding fruitful partnerships to ensure long term growth at the Nolans Rare Earths Project. The Nolans Rare Earths Project presents a world-class rare earths resource grading 2.6% rare earth oxides (“REO”) with measured and indicated resources able to sustain at least a…

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China’s property slump to remain a drag on the price of zinc

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The sharp deceleration in China's economic growth in August has resulted in a zinc price tumbling down. Value-added industrial output grew by 6.9% in August year-over-year, down from the 9.0% level in July and is the weakest growth seen since December 2008 according to the National Bureau of Statistics. It is clear that in the foreseeable future that China's property…

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President Obama’s strategy against Islamic State is highly flawed

President Obama’s plan to destroy the Islamic State (IS, former ISIS) is ineffective at best. Rather, NATO allies should aim toward forcing the terrorist organization that is destabilizing the territories of Iraq and Syria to implode from within. Beyond the White House’s valid intentions, there is little solidarity within the coalition that has been assembled to take action. With the…

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IntelRadio’s Ellis Martin with NanoStruck’s CEO on Water Purification Technologies

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September 17, 2014 -- The following is an IntelRadio news report hosted by Ellis Martin with Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO & Chairman for NanoStruck Technologies Inc. (CSE: NSK | OTCQX: NSKTF) and is a special feature of InvestorIntel. Ellis Martin: Today I’m speaking with Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO & Chairman for NanoStruck Technologies trading on the CSE as NSK and…

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Theralase’s photodynamic therapy offers a targeted and non-invasive cure against cancer

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Toronto-based Theralase is a leader in this field. It uses lasers, which have been approved by the FDA and Health Canada and received the European Conformity (CE) Certification, can relieve pain and heal wounds. They may also be used to destroy cancer cells. Theralase Technologies Inc (‘Theralase’, TSXV: TLT) produces laser equipment for biostimulative and biodestructive clinical applications for the…

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World Graphene Summit emphasizes gap between graphene potential and availability of capital: points to nanotech bust

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The first World Graphene Summit occurred in San Francisco, CA on September 15-16, 2014 which is aimed at helping stakeholders find the shortest distance between the staggering potential of graphene and its commercialization. In this mixed gathering of a hundred entrepreneurs and scientists, the availability of financial resources is emerging as a significant determinant shaping the arrival of graphene in the…

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Ukraine crisis pushing Russia to form rare earths alliance with China

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In 1986, Deng Xiaoping, launched the "863 program", aimed to gain control of the rare earths market in the sector saying: "The Arab countries have oil, China has rare earths." The 15 "rare elements" along with yttrium, scandium (‘15+2’), have the characteristic of retaining a strong magnetic property, resistant even at high temperatures. They are essential for the production of…

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How graphene could revolutionize 3D printing

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Last week at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, with more than 100,000 visitors and 1,900 exhibitors gathered in Chicago to showcase recent developments in machines, tools and manufacturing systems. Arizona-based automobile manufacturer “Local Motors” stole the show by printing and assembling an entire automobile, called the ‘Strati’,…

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Grafoid enters the electric vehicle race with the Braille Battery acquisition

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Grafoid Inc., part of Focus Graphite (‘Focus’, TSX.V: FMS | OTCQX: FCSMF | FSE:  FKC), announced that it acquired 75% of Braille Battery (Braille), which has designs and manufactures lightweight Li-Ion batteries for the automotive market. The acquisition will allow Grafoid to gain a high profile platform through which to develop graphene, which will be used by Braille to improve…

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Higher Uralkali sales and global trend suggest higher potash prices for 2015

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Russian fertilizer giant Uralkali, a year after shaking the potash market by terminating its strategic pricing alliance (BPC) with the Belarusian potash concern Belaruskali announced that it expects better results for the final quarter of 2014. Global potash sales have reached record levels.  This an important indicator for the potash market in general because Uralkali is the world's largest producer…

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There’s Gold In Them Thar Tires: Environmental Waste International & A.C. Simmonds Sign an LOI

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According to Rubber Manufacturer’s Association, there are 450 million scrap tires generated annually in the United States (over one per person per year). With an average weight of 22.5 pounds, this represents over 6 billion pounds of predominantly hydrocarbon based materials generated annually. Disposing of those scrap tires is a major worldwide problem. Landfills don't want them because of the…

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InvestorIntelReport: M&A season starts as it’s ‘back-to-school’ for the bankers

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Working on a piece for InvestorIntel inspired by the “silent ones” with an eye towards the increasing M&A movement in the equities market that we are witnessing. As many of us know, sometimes our best efforts in life do not come easy – and it seems that this InvestorIntelReport today may make this point simply through the member updates listed below. InvestorIntelReport…

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Groundstar Resources Offers Compelling Risk/Reward in Next 6 Months

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Lower-Risk Heavy Oil Production, Pristine Balance Sheet & Growing Cash Flow to Fuel Bigger Opportunities Groundstar Resources (TSXV: GSA) is a heavy oil developer & light oil explorer in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. Groundstar is cash flow positive today, has zero debt drawn on a C$10 million credit facility and is sitting on C$1.9 million of cash. The company has 2 foreign…

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Niocorp on the path to global niobium leadership

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Niobium is one of fourteen metals or groups of metals that the Council of Europe has identified as critical. The United States National Research Council considers it even more important, listing it as one of the five "most critical" metals. Niobium carries great economic importance, made all the more so by its high level of supply risk. As has been…
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Oil Steady Near $98, Worries About Oversupply Weigh

September 19, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Brent crude oil steadied below $98 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26-month lows reached at the start of the week as OPEC talk of a production cut balanced worries about ample supply…

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Spain Leads European Share Rally After Scots Say No to Independence

September 19, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- European equities surged on Friday, with a key index hitting a 6-1/2-year high after Scotland's decision to vote against independence buoyed equity markets and eased concerns about similar separatist movements in Spain. The pan-European…

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Bank of England Back on Track After Scots Reject Split

September 19, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Bank of England officials can get back on track. With the U.K. surviving yesterday’s Scottish independence referendum, policy makers can set aside the prospect of volatility and focus on fundamentals. The decision removes a…

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Environmental Waste International Completes Private Placement

September 18, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Environmental Waste International Inc. ("EWS") (TSX VENTURE:EWS) (the "Company") wishes to clarify and correct a press release it issued on September 17, 2014 announcing the closing of a private placement of 10 million common…

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Android falls victim to onslaught of bigger iPhones

September 18, 2014 (Source: Vancouver Sun) -- Apple’s newest iPhones are fueling a surge in trade-ins of Android-based smartphones, threatening to loosen Samsung Electronics Co.’s grip on the large-screen smartphone segment as users switch allegiances. When Apple’s main product,…

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3D Systems Introduces New Simbionix Robotics Training Platform

September 18, 2014 (Source: PR Newswire) -- 3D Systems  (NYSE: DDD) announced today the addition of the Simbionix RobotiX Mentor™, a new robotic surgery skills and procedural training simulator, which is being shown for the first time at the ERUS exhibition inAmsterdam,…

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Scots load up on gold as vote gets underway

September 18, 2014 (Source: CNBC) -- With uncertainties surrounding the independence referendum, anxious investors in Scotland have been busy adding to their holdings of gold. Online dealer BullionByPost, which claims to be the biggest online gold dealer in the U.K.,…

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White House Unveils New Solar, Energy Efficiency Steps

September 18, 2014 (Source: USA Today) -- Ahead of next week's international summit on climate change, the White House unveiled 50-plus new public and private efforts Thursday to boost the use of two non-polluting power sources: solar and energy efficiency. It…

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Fairmont Commences Channeling at Buttercup

September 18, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Fairmont Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FMR)(PINKSHEETS:FRSSF)(FRANKFURT:F0O1) ("Fairmont") is pleased to announce that it has commenced channeling at the Buttercup Property. This work, originally unplanned, was conceived upon the completion of the access road after excellent…

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Redhill Acquires Petroleum and Natural Gas Leases

September 18, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Redhill Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RHR) ("Redhill" or the "Company") hereby announces that it has acquired a 100% interest in a total of 8 sections of crown petroleum and natural gas leases (the "Leases") in…

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Oil Edges Lower on Supply Glut and Strong Dollar

September 18, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil traded lower on Thursday, pressured by ample supply and concern over a weakening of demand growth in major consumer nations, as well as by a rise in the U.S. dollar. The decline in…

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Federal Reserve renews low interest rate pledge

September 18, 2014 (Source: Euronews) -- The US Federal Reserve has renewed a pledge to keep borrowing costs low for a “considerable time”. There had been speculation the Fed would raise interest rates given the latest strong US economic data. This…

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Seair Announces Shareholder Update Conference Call

September 18, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Seair Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SDS) ("Seair") is pleased to announce that it is hosting a shareholder conference call with Seair's CEO, Jeff Seibert. The Shareholder Conference Call will be held on 4:00 PM Eastern Standard…

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S&P Nears Record as Fed Support Boosts Wall Street

September 18, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- U.S. stocks were higher in morning trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 brushing against resistance at a record peak, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve renewed its commitment to keeping interest rates…
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