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Graphite Market Review: China’s exports of graphite to decline markedly

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Graphite Market Review — The graphite sector was down -3.59% for the week ending September 26th, 2014 based on the list of graphite stocks we are following listed below. China's intermediate-term supply crunch in graphite is not well appreciated by the market. This is surprising as 70% of the world's graphite comes from China, and exports will without question decline markedly…

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Hong Kong’s student protests scare Beijing

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Some have described it a “Little Tiananmen” but the leaders of ‘Occupy Central’ have a clearer notion of what they want to achieve than their Chinese cousins in 1989. This is because, unlike the citizens of the People’s Republic of China, the inhabitants of Honk Kong know what freedom, democracy, and rule of Law mean. This means that they are…

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Alibaba ‘Opens Sesame’ on Wall Street: the significance of the largest IPO in history

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The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, operator of the Taobao – meaning ‘digging for treasure’ – website, achieved the largest IPO in history on September 19. Alibaba, trading under the symbol NYSE: BABA could soon be worth more than Amazon; already at the open, with a market price of USD$ 67 per share, it was worth more than Boeing, the United…

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Rumored merger between Yara International and CF Industries could shake up potash market

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Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara International announced, this week, that it has entered talks with US-based CF Industries (an ammonia and nitrogen production giant) for a possible merger. Should the two companies reach a deal, it would be a merger of equals, giving birth to an industrial giant with a market value exceeding USD$ 27 billion. The talks are at a…

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Epstein InvestorIntel CEO Interview: Brad Boyle, Triton Minerals Ltd.

The following interview of Triton Minerals' CEO Brad Boyle was conducted by phone and email in the week ended September 19th. Please describe Triton Minerals for readers less familiar with your company. Triton Minerals Limited (ASX:TON) is a diversified, Australian-listed minerals exploration company with 3 graphite projects in Mozambique, Africa. These comprise the Balama North, Balama South, and Ancuabe projects,…

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Addressing the silence surrounding the real global threat of climate change

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While environmental activists protested in100 cities around the world ahead of a United Nations climate summit set to take place in New York on September 23, 2014.  As I write this article the debate has commenced at the United Nations, a debate that has been nearly sidestepped by a telltale elite group: China, India, Russia and Canada, which collectively emit…

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California’s plan to have one million EV’s on the roads by 2023 will be successful

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By 1 January 2023, there will be at least a million electric private vehicles in California if a plan adopted by Governor Jerry Brown succeeds. Last week, Gov. Brown signed a law encouraging consumers to buy environmentally friendly cars just days ahead of the start of the UN Summit on Climate Change in New York. Brown considers environmental protection to…

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Epstein InvestorIntel CEO Interview: Jeff Seibert, Seair Inc.

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The following interview of CEO Jeff Seibert of Seair Inc. was conducted on Sept 18-19 by phone and email. Mr. Seibert joined Seair in February of this year. He had a 30-year career with Pall Corporation ("Pall"), recently as President of Pall's Water Processing business which grew from zero to a large, multi-million dollar business under his leadership. Mr. Seibert…

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IntelRadio’s Ellis Martin interviews Homestake Resource’s CEO on gold and silver in North America

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September 23, 2014 — The following is an IntelRadio news report hosted by Ellis Martin with Joseph A. Kizis, Jr., President and Director of Homestake Resource Corporation (TSXV: HSR) and is a special feature of InvestorIntel. Ellis Martin: Today I’m visiting with Joseph A. Kizis, Jr., President and Director of Homestake Resource Corporation, trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the…

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Russian grant revs Stans Energy while battery market fuels Stria Lithium

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InvestorIntelReport for the week ending September 19, 2014: The weaker commodities theme continues for last week as I drill down on InvestorIntel member averages for the week ending September 19, 2014. The graphite and graphene sector lead for least negative downturn at -4.68%. This followed by oil and gas -4.77%, rare earths and technology metals -5.10% and uranium, down -5.49%…

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IntelRadio’s Ellis Martin with EastGate’s CEO on Innovative Drug Delivery Systems for Diabetes

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September 22, 2014 -- The following is an IntelRadio news report hosted by Ellis Martin with Anna Gluskin, CEO and Chairman of EastGate Acquisitions Corporation (OTCBB: ESAQ) and is a special feature of InvestorIntel. Ellis Martin: Today I’m speaking with Anna Gluskin, CEO and Chairman of EastGate Acquisitions Corporation trading on the OTC under the symbol ESAQ. Eastgate Acquisitions is an…

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What Hippies knew as pot is infinitely different from contemporary cannabis: points to future research

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A study on the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of street marijuana over the past three decades shows that the THC content has increased three fold over time to show that what was called marijuana in the 1980s is a vastly different beast from what we now call marijuana. Further our growing understanding of other therapeutic molecules show that what Hippies new…

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Epstein on Azarga Uranium: the Next Permitted ISR Project in the U.S.

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With the uranium spot price move from $28/lb to $35.75/lb, up 28% according to Tradetech, I wrote the following article on small cap uranium company, Azarga Uranium. Many readers have probably heard of uranium companies like Uranium Energy Corp, Uranerz and Ur-Energy, all of whom have In-Situ-Recovery (ISR) projects in the western U.S. A company flying under the radar with…

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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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Revett Resumes Underground Crushing Operations at Troy Mine

October 1, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Revett Mining Company, Inc. (NYSE MKT:RVM)(TSX:RVM) is pleased to announce that it has recently intersected mineralization in the North C Bed orebody from the west development drift and has recommenced underground crushing operations. The Company…

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China Aims to Speed Up 3D Printing Development

October 1, 2014 (Source: Want China Times) -- China plans to speed up its 3D printing development by initiating a three-year nationwide program starting at the end of this year, according to the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The…

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Graphite One Closes Second Tranche of Financing

September 30, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GPH)(OTCQX:GPHOF) ("Graphite One" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has completed and closed on a second tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement with an additional…

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Next Gen Closes Private Placement

September 30, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Next Gen Metals Inc., ("Next Gen", the "Company") (CSE: N; OTC: NXTTF; Frankfurt: M5BN) announces that it has closed its 2nd and final tranche of its private placement for gross proceeds of $44,000. The…

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Feds clear Maryland natural gas export proposal

September 30, 2014 (Source: The Hill) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Monday approved a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Maryland, the first one on the East Coast. Dominion Resources Inc. will be allowed…

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Oil swoons below $95 as gasoline expires, dollar weighs

September 30, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- World oil prices tumbled to their lowest in more than two years on Tuesday, with U.S. crude posting its biggest daily decline since 2012 as expiring October gasoline futures tumbled 4.5 percent and the U.S. dollar rose.…

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Gold Slips on Expectations of ECB Stimulus

September 30, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Gold prices fell Tuesday, sparking a rout in other precious metals, as weak eurozone inflation numbers bolstered the case for the European Central Bank to announce more stimulus at the conclusion…

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Mosaic Curtails Phosphate Production

September 30, 2014 (Source: PR Newswire) -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) today announced that it is reducing phosphate fertilizer production, primarily because of high sulfur and ammonia prices. This curtailment will result in lower operating rates at Mosaic's mines…

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US targets novel fusion research

September 30, 2014 (Source: Physics World) -- A US government agency has launched a new $30m programme to support alternative approaches to generating energy from nuclear fusion. The initiative has been created by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E),…

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CAMAC Energy Provides Operational Update

September 30, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- CAMAC Energy Inc. ("CAMAC Energy" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: CAK) announced today that the suspended rig activities of the Energy Searcher drillship have now resumed, and the technical problem with the drillship's blow out…

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EPM Mining Ventures Inc. Announces New Board Member

September 30, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- EPM Mining Ventures Inc. ("EPM" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:EPK)(OTCQX:EPKMF) today announced that it added Ronald Bryan to its Board of Directors ("Board") overseeing its Sevier Lake Playa Sulphate of Potash ("SOP") Project located…

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Driving Cancer Cells to Suicide

September 30, 2014 (Source: Ludwig Maximilian University) -- LMU researchers report that a new class of chemical compounds makes cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapeutic drugs. They have also pinpointed the relevant target enzyme, thus identifying a new target for…

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No outside arbitration to resolve China-India border row: PM

September 30, 2014 (Source: Times of India) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi today rejected any need for outside arbitration to resolve the vexed issue of India's boundary dispute with China, saying the two countries are competent to find a…

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Govt Cuts Import Tariff Value on Gold & Silver

September 30, 2014 (Source: Business Standard) -- The government today cut the import tariff value on gold and silver to USD 396 per 10 gram and USD 575 per kg, taking into account weak global trends. For the second fortnight…

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U.K. GDP Grows 0.9% as Strength of Recovery Revised Up

September 30, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- The U.K. economy grew faster than estimated in the second quarter, extending a recovery that’s been more robust than previously thought. Gross domestic product rose 0.9 percent in the three months through June, the…

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IMF Sees Diminished Risk from Global Economic Imbalances

September 30, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Global imbalances in trade and investment flows have shrunk by more than a third since peaking eight years ago and are likely to stay lower in the future, diminishing their threat to the global…

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China’s Stocks Come Back to Life

September 30, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Signs are mounting that the recent rally in Chinese stocks—the Shanghai Composite Index has risen for five months in a row—isn't a short-term phenomenon. After years of poor performance, the benchmark…
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