Data science creates new opportunities in cyberbusiness

The Internet democratized information. How can you make money from this data? Over the last 20 years, the Internet has changed dramatically the way we interact with knowledge. The challenge is no longer about getting information; the new frontier is about sorting out a massive informational matrix to make money. A new scientific discipline, data science is emerging to offer…

Frontier Rare Earths James Kenny updates investors on the Zandkopsdrift Project

December 17, 2014 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with James Kenny, Director and CEO of Frontier Rare Earths Limited (TSX: FRO | OTCQX: FREFF) about the “significant progress” towards the prefeasibility study on the Zandkopsdrift rare earth element project in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa scheduled for completion at the…

The Difference Between The Signal and The Noise In Commodities

In 2012, Nate Silver, a well known statistician and writer, penned the book “The Signal and The Noise” which discusses using statistics and probabilities to determine real-world outcomes. With volatility in the financial markets on the rise led by a collapsing oil price and plunging emerging market currencies, determining and differentiating the signals from the noise has profound implications for…

Zenyatta improves graphite purity with a “far more significant” process

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN | OTCQX: ZENYF) has announced that SGS Canada Inc. ('SGS') has managed to produce a high purity and crystalline graphite product using a caustic bake-based process. This is a far more significant achievement than may appear at first glance. Acid leach processes are the more common approaches taken to improve the purity of graphite. A…

Rivkin: Big swings in the Dow and Dax push volatility higher

Rivkin: Big swings in the Dow and Dax push volatility higher, European equities rally, ASX futures 17 points lower The huge Russian ruble sale going on has been unsettling for Europeans, but US Secretary of State John Kerry seems to think that constructive gestures are being made and has told reporters in London that, "These sanctions could be lifted in…

The Miners’ Mating Season

For a sector that has so many participants the sole goal of which is to be taken over there is remarkably little going on and what is happening seems to be capitulation to economic reality rather than any sort of bidding war like the “good ole days”. Deals have happened sporadically over recent years though the high tide(s) for mining…

Going Sideways and the Miraculins on Bay St.

"The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways." -- Gene Hackman InvestorIntelReport: Many years ago, when I used to have to negotiate with teenagers – a memory, I have aptly forgotten; I recall one frustration that was remedied through repetition and reward. As anyone who has teens can attest to….decision making is not their forte. So…

Carlisle Goldfield’s Drost on “defying gravity” in the gold market

December 12, 2014 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Abraham Drost - President, CEO and Director of Carlisle Goldfields (TSX: CGJ | OTCQX: CGJCF) about their recent joint venture with AuRico and how as Carlisle is “defying gravity” in the gold market. Tracy Weslosky: You just announced a large strategic venture partnership…

Debunking the lower oil prices makes renewable energy less competitive myth

The dramatic and bearish market reaction to falling oil prices has benefited important sectors of the economy: the airlines, logistics and manufacturing industries have been among the biggest winners. But what about the power generation sector? There is the ‘gut’ perception that low oil prices would necessarily lead to lower power costs, but this is not the case. Simply, crude…

Rivkin: North America leads equities sell-off

US equity volatility has re-emerged, with the S&P 500 falling 1.62% and the VIX index rising to 18.53. It's the first time a sharp sell-off in US equities has emerged in a while, with commodities having been such a focus of late, with particular regard to crude oil. US equities, buoyed recently by strong employment numbers and the relaxation of threats…

Miraculins brings CSI to diabetic testing

Miraculins Inc. tasting sweetness of regulatory approvals, seeks market inroads for pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes screening device Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM) is tasting the sweetness of its Class 2 approval by Health Canada’s Medical Devices Bureau (and equivalent certifications in EU and Mexico) as it seeks market inroads with its flagship project, the Scout DSTM, a diabetes screening device that detects…

Eurobonds and potash will boost Ethiopia and Africa’s food security

Ethiopia issued a dollar based bond to fund its development goals focused on increasing agricultural production, power generation and transportation infrastructure including the 6,000 megawatt Millennium Dam hydroelectricity project on a Nile river tributary. Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan will be handling the sale of the ten year bond (yielding 6.75%). Ethiopia has been Africa’s fastest growing economy for the…

Ucore brews rare earths espresso with Molecular Recognition Technology: greens up, speeds up rare earths purification

On November 12, 2014 Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSXV: UCU | OTCQX: UURAF) (“Ucore”) announced a development with disruptive potential from environmental and economic standpoints. Ucore created purified rare earth extracts after its proprietary flow chart combined with Molecular Recognition Technology (MRT) from a leach solution from the company’s flagship project, the Bokan Mountain Project. MRT is based on the…

Phillips on the rebound odds for the resource sector in the new year

November 28, 2014 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Tracy Weslosky interviews Jefferey D. Phillips, Managing Director of Global Market Development on the 75% odds for a "pretty good rebound" for the resource sector starting as early as December. Tracy Weslosky: Jeff the last time I saw you was in New Orleans when you gave me this silver…

Ecclestone rehashes the thorium debate

Our note several months back on the subject of Thorium created a massive stir. The comments section exploded and frankly so much pseudo-science has not been seen since the Alchemy fad of the Middle Ages…the problem was that some of those with Rare Earth deposits with Thorium felt that legislative action would be their Silver Bullet cure for what ails…
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Cuba’s Half Century of Isolation to End

December 17, 2014 (Source: Businessweek) -- Cuba and the U.S. will begin to normalize relations in a surprising move by the Obama administration that will loosen a trade and travel embargo that is among the last remnants of Cold…

Australia must give nuclear energy a chance

December 18, 2014 (Source: The Australian) -- Barack Obama’s former energy adviser, Steven Chu, recently referred to Australia’s stance on nuclear power as terribly strange. It’s not surprising. If any country in the world should embrace nuclear power, it…

Mazorro Provides Update on GrowPros MMP Activities

December 17, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Mazorro Resources Inc. (the "Company") (CSE:MZO)(FRANKFURT:JAM) announces that, further to its press release November 6, 2014 announcing the signature of a definitive agreement with GrowPros MMP Inc. ("GrowPros") and in anticipation of a successful closing…

Six technologies poised to revolutionize PCs in 2015

December 16, 2014 (Source: PC World) -- In an era of slick gadgets, PCs are the dinosaurs, ensnared in wire clutter, sporting tired 2D cameras and stricken with the occasional blue screen of death. Technology coming up in 2015,…

Kenya: Geothermal Top Power Source for Kenya

December 16, 2014 (Source: All Africa) -- Kenya's geothermal power generation touched a fresh high in October, topping the country's power mix and signalling relief for electricity consumers. Data show geothermal generated was 339.4 million units (kilowatt-hours), a record…

UAE nuclear program reaches out to public

December 16, 2014 (Source: World Nuclear News) -- Senior figures from Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) are attending open public forums to explain the progress of the United Arab Emirates' nuclear energy program. The day-long meetings are being held in Silla,…

Foreign Investors Pile Into Bonds

December 16, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Foreign investors are snapping up Treasury bonds at the fastest clip in two years, propelling yields to fresh lows even as the U.S. economy gains steam. Purchases by China, Japan, Switzerland…

November gold imports at 151.58 tonnes – trade ministry

December 16, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- India's gold imports in November reached 151.58 tonnes, according to data provided by India's trade ministry on Tuesday, marking a 38 percent increase from 109.55 tonnes in October. Data on Monday had showed gold…

Joseph A. Carrabba Joins NioCorp’s Board of Directors

December 16, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Joseph A. Carrabba to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. "On behalf of the Board and the…

Brian C. Wilson Joins Theralase Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

December 16, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Theralase Technologies Inc. ("Theralase") (TLT:TSXV) (TLTFF: OTC Pink(R)) announced today that Brian C. Wilson, PhD has agreed to join the Theralase Medical and Scientific Advisory Board ("MSAB"). Dr. Wilson is a Senior Scientist and Head…

NioCorp Concludes AGM

December 15, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce results of the 2014 Annual General Meeting. The Company announces that all resolutions tabled at its Annual General and Special Meeting…

Financial and regulatory barriers to USA’s new nuclear technologies

December 15, 2014 (Source: World Nuclear News) -- Developing new nuclear technologies requires overcoming considerable financial and regulatory hurdles, as the promise of clean, efficient electricity remains essential to US energy policy, the Nuclear Energy Institute said, following a…

SunEdison to supply 570GWh of solar energy to Chile grid

December 15, 2014 (Source: PV Tech) -- Global solar developer, SunEdison, is to supply 570GWh of solar-generated power to the grid in Chile by 2017. The company has been awarded 15-year contracts for 350MW of solar in Chile and…

Jamaica: Rare-Earth Project Not Dead

December 15, 2014 (Source: Jamaica Gleaner) -- In response to recent requests for an update on the rare-earth minerals project, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) will once again seek to clarify the issues and concerns…

MDN Inc.: Update on the Exploration Program on Samaqua

December 15, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- MDN Inc. (TSX:MDN) (the "Company") wishes to make an update on the exploration activities on its wholly-owned Samaqua property. As mentioned in the October 15th company press release, the high definition magnetic survey analysis…
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