Dead cat bounce or major move ahead for uranium prices?

The spot price of uranium has moved from $28.0/lb in May to $35.75/lb as of September 17th, according to Tradetech. Is this the beginning of a major rebound, or a dead cat bounce? It's not a dead cat bounce because there was some news underpinning the move. First, Cameco's largest mine, McArthur River and another mine, Rabbit Lake were hit…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Ukraine crisis pushing Russia to form rare earths alliance with China

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…

How graphene could revolutionize 3D printing

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’,…

Lifton’s rare earth market update: China is NOT standing still.

China’s semi-official China Daily, which is an English language version for foreigners of the Chinese People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, ran an article on Saturday, September 13, which read in part: “The 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) for the petroleum and petrochemical industry will focus on eliminating obsolete capacity and raising coal chemical output, officials said…

IntelRadio’s Ellis Martin with David Vinokurov on Stans Energy’s Skolkovo Government Grant Program Approval

The following is an IntelRadio news report hosted by Ellis Martin with David Vinokurov of Stans Energy Corp. and is a special feature of InvestorIntel. Ellis Martin: Today, I am speaking with David Vinokurov, Vice President of Corporate Development for Stans Energy Corp. trading on the TSX Venture Exchange as HRE and in the US on the OTCQX as HREEF. Stans Energy is a resource development…

Anfield’s Uranium One acquisition positions Anfield as one of the largest uranium property owners in the United States

September 11, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Corey Dias, President and CEO for Anfield Resources (‘Anfield’, TSXV: ARY | OTCQB: ANLDF) about its acquisition of assets controlled by Uranium One (TSX: UUU). The assets include the former’ Shootaring Canyon Mill in Garfield County, Utah, one of three licensed conventional uranium mills operating in the…

Grafoid enters the electric vehicle race with the Braille Battery acquisition

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Groundstar Resources Offers Compelling Risk/Reward in Next 6 Months

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…

Niocorp on the path to global niobium leadership

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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Russia Approves Tough Budget as Sanctions Restrict Growth

September 18, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- The Russian government on Thursday approved the country's toughest budget since the global financial crisis to keep a tight control on spending as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis exacerbate an economic slowdown. The…

China Opens Gold Market to Foreigners Amid Price Ambition

September 18, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- China will give foreign investors direct access to its gold market for the first time today as the biggest-consuming nation seeks to exert more influence over prices while boosting the yuan’s global use. The…

Geomega Resources Inc.: Annual Meeting Results

September 17, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Geomega Resources Inc. ("GéoMégA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GMA) announces today that shareholders have approved all resolutions put forth at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders ("Annual Meeting") held in Montreal, Quebec, on Wednesday, September…

Environmental Waste International Completes Private Placement

September 17, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Environmental Waste International Inc. ("EWS") (TSX VENTURE:EWS) (the "Company"), today announced it has closed a private placement of 10,000,000 shares at an issue price of $0.10 per common share, raising proceeds of $1,000,000. The…

Continental Announces Second Hole DOK Drilling Program Update

September 17, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS. Continental Precious Minerals Inc. (TSX:CZQ) (the "Company", or "Continental") is pleased to provide an update on the second diamond…

Germany Opens First Renewable Energy Storage Facility

September 17, 2014 (Source: Russia Today) -- Germany has launched what it claims is Europe’s first and largest commercial battery plant, which will help to store renewable power sources. Such sources can prove erratic, as they are dependent on the…

Tanzania plans to lift gold output at state-owned mine

September 17, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Tanzania plans to lift gold production at its Stamigold Biharamulo gold mine, formerly owned by African Barrick Gold, to 40,000 ounces next year, almost four times its expected output for 2014. Stamigold became…

Bourses in race to net gold buyers in Asia

September 17, 2014 (Source: Hindu Business Line) -- The race to win over gold buyers in Asia has well and truly begun with China advancing the launch of the International Board of the Shanghai Gold Exchange. Singapore Exchange (SGX)…

Gold Inches up for Third Day; Fed’s Rate Outlook in Focus

September 17, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold inched up for a third straight session on Wednesday as the dollar eased and speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve would vow to maintain interest rates at low levels when the U.S. central…

Oil Falls Below $99 After Large Stock Build in U.S.

September 17, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Brent crude oil fell below $99 per barrel on Wednesday after a bigger-than-expected build in weekly U.S. crude stocks, and a strong dollar continued to create headwinds for commodities. U.S. crude stocks rose more…

3D Printer Company Stratasys Acquires GrabCAD

September 17, 2014 (Source: Forbes) -- Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials, has acquired GrabCAD. GrabCAD is a Cambridge, Massachusetts based startup that created collaborative product development software for engineering teams to manage and share CAD files. The…

Great Lakes Graphite Inc.: IIROC Trading Resumption

September 17, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Trading resumes in: Company: Great Lakes Graphite Inc. TSX-Venture Symbol: GLK Resumption: 11:15 AM ET IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed…

Investors brace for US Fed verdict on interest rates

September 17, 2014 (Source: SCMP) -- There is a distinct chance US Federal Reserve officials will rewrite their strategy for normalising monetary policy this week given signs that a roller-coaster debate over a new tool for controlling interest rates…

U.S. Considering Options if Oil Export Ban Challenged

September 17, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Obama administration officials are concerned about the legality of a ban on oil exports and have begun discussing how to deal with potential challenges from nations that want to buy U.S. crude, two sources…

China Joins ECB in Adding Stimulus as Fed Scales Back

September 17, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- China’s central bank joined its European counterpart in boosting liquidity to address weakening growth, underscoring a divergence in direction among the world’s biggest economies as the U.S. reduces stimulus. The People’s Bank of…

Energizer Resources Announces Private Placement Common Share Financing

September 17, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX:EGZ)(OTCQX:ENZR)(FRANKFURT:YE5) ("Energizer" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has engaged an agent (the "Agent") to conduct a brokered private placement, on a best efforts basis, of common shares (the…
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