Clausi Takeover Targets: This week’s rumours …

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Takeover Rumours Rumour:  also known as gossip, loose lips, tittle-tattle, clamour, innuendo, speculation. Notice that it’s not known as “investment advice”. Every day brings new takeover rumours. Some are true but won’t play out. Some will develop into a takeover. Some are nonsense but are fun to repeat, like urban myths. The amount of cash flowing into the miners adds…

China’s new blueprint for rare earth control to reduce supply

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) held a key national rare earth conference on Wednesday (January 28th) in Beijing, setting out a series of specific rare earth policy priorities to accelerate the pace of mergers and reorganizations as well as mapping out a blueprint for better control the country's rare earth resources. The move aims to ensure that…

Uranium Round-Up – Like Herding Sheep

I almost regret the idea of doing a round-up of the uranium names out there. It is a sure sign that a mining sub-space has been through the wringer when the online “lists” of uranium companies include companies that have long since either gone bust, been taken over or gone into the recycling hopper and emerged reborn as Rare Earth…

InvestorIntelReport: Greece Exists, Stage Left, from its Own Drama

“It’s all Greek to me” is an old expression representing bafflement and clearly the markets and commentators knew the feeling with the various interpretations of the Greek “votequake” at the weekend. I feel less baffled as it appears to be a prelude I have long expected to the almost inevitable departure of the country, stage left, in this Greek tragic…

Energy Metal Expert Chris Berry joins the InvestorIntel Editorial Team

January 28, 2015 – InvestorIntel, the source of critical market news and commentary, is pleased to announce the addition of Sr. Editor Chris Berry to the editorial team. Chris Berry, co-editor of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal and founder of House Mountain Partners, LLC; will effectively direct energy metals coverage and trends. InvestorIntel Publisher Tracy Weslosky comments: “We are delighted to…

Berry’s Big 7: Questions to ask Energy Metals companies during earnings season

Investors in the small cap mining sector are well aware of the “end game” for the junior mining plays - either a take out by a larger company or the mythical “get into production” (which few achieve successfully). Significant structural barriers including strong deflationary headwinds and traditional cyclical issues have altered this line of thinking. I think this mandates that…

Miraculins on the $90mm value non-invasive diabetes test deal and pioneering diagnostic testing

January 27, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Christopher Moreau, President, CEO & Director for Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM) about the Scout technology, a non-invasive diabetes test and their recent $90mm value deal with a Chinese pharmaceutical company. They also discuss the significant milestones for 2014 and looking ahead as Miraculins focuses on diagnostic tests…

The European Holy Grail for Rare Earths: Tasman Metals

Tasman Metals Ltd. (TSXV: TSM | NYSE MKT: TAS) is a Canadian company for jurisdictional and thereby regulatory purposes that just announced their Pre-Feasibility Study for the Norra Karr heavy rare earth element project in Sweden. Its rare earths’ deposit under development is in Sweden and the CAPEX now and OPEX in the future will therefore be payable in Swedish Crowns.…

Dr. Duchesne responds to media frenzy on fish sperm for rare earths

Note from the Publisher: Dr. Luc Duchesne was asked to respond to the wide ranging coverage this month from Newsweek to the Smithsonian Magazine that claim fish sperm may hold the secret to both the recycling and extraction of rare earths. Fish sperm to extract rare earth elements: first come first serve for flowsheet integration In December 2004 a group of Japanese scientists demonstrated…

Lifton on Molycorp rumors and ‘zombie’ investors

Molycorp, a symbol of the great awakening of Rare Earths in the American domestic market, has now run into a perfect storm of “bad stuff” that threatens to potentially blast the cause of Rare Earths production back by a decade rather than expedite Western independence from Chinese dominance. In retrospect we can say that the very foreseeable consequence of globalization of Western…

Mosaic setting bullish tone for potash in 2015

Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) is expected to announce significantly higher profit (the presentation will be on February 11), for the fourth quarter than expected thanks to thriving sales of phosphate products. Mosaic’s results suggest that the potash majors can experience a bullish start to 2015. Mosaic’s performance confirms a bullish trend in mineral fertilizers already noted at the end of 2014…

Gold rallies thanks to tailwind from Swiss Central Bank

InvestorIntelReport: Last year on November 30th, Switzerland held a referendum that could have, for all practical purposes, restored something akin to the gold standard, potentially allowing for gold prices to soar. The referendum did not pass; however, last week, the Swiss government played another wild card, suddenly deciding to de-peg the value of the Swiss Franc (CHF) from the Euro.…

Berry’s 2015 forecast calls for lithium and cobalt to have a very good year

January 16, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Chris Berry, Co-Editor of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal and Sr. Editor for InvestorIntel on how the resource market is officially at the bottom, and shares his forecasts for 2015. Tracy Weslosky: Chris I want to start by talking to you about your forecast for 2015. If you…

Perovskite: A Mineral With The Potential To Make Solar Shine

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After several tough years, solar photovoltaic (PV) power continued its stellar growth trajectory in 2014 and it has been exciting to watch. With 139 Gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity installed globally and estimates of an additional 46 GW anticipated in 2014, solar accounted for almost half of clean energy investment last year. This totaled $149.6 billion versus $114.7 billion in…

Lifton sets Dresner of the Washington Post straight on the Chinese business model and American sustainability

Chinese Nationalism will not get in the Way of Good Business
The Virtual Reality in which Academics, Who have Low Experience of Ordinary Business Operations and Practices and an Extraordinarily High Opinion of Economic Theories -- Live First of all, please read the following conclusion of a recent article in the Washington Post by a credentialed expert in economics: “So, in other words, China’s 2010 rare earth gambit resulted in an…

GrowPros Cannabis offers a bridge between medicinal marihuana companies and institutional financing

January 6, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Ryan Brown, CEO  of GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc. (CSE: GCI) about the recent merger between Mazorro and GrowPros and their acquisition mandate for 2015 Tracy Weslosky: You just recently made an announcement about a merger that you made, yes? Mazzoro is now GrowPros Cannabis Ventures --…

Chris Berry’s ‘forecasts’ for the global economy and metals market in 2015

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”  -  Yogi Berra In the time that I have been writing on the metals markets and global economy, one mainstay has always been reading the tsunami of year end research reports laying out predictions for the year ahead. Almost universally, these well-written and tirelessly researched musings all share one consistent trait:…
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PotashCorp Reports Full-Year 2014 Earnings of $1.82 per Share

January 29, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Key Highlights Fourth-quarter earnings of $0.49 per share1; full-year total of $1.82 per share Annual cash flow prior to working capital changes2 of $2.7 billion Record fourth-quarter potash sales volumes of 2.5 million tonnes…

Roadmap to nuclear future

January 29, 2015 (Source: World Nuclear News) -- Nuclear power is one of the most important technologies that can help the world to limit global warming to 2ºC, said OECD agencies in a Technology Roadmap for nuclear that spells out…

RBA should resist pressure to cut interest rates

January 29, 2015 (Source: The Australian) -- Pressure is building for the Reserve Bank to cut official interest rates, even as early as next week. But it shouldn’t, for two reasons. First, and more trivially, it would undermine its…

Potash Corp’s profit beats on higher potash sales; outlook misses

January 29, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan , the world's biggest fertilizer company by market capitalization, reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit on strong potash sales, but its 2015 outlook disappointed. Potash Corp's shares rose more than 3…

Medallion Provides Business Strategy Update

January 29, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Medallion Resources Ltd (TSX VENTURE:MDL)(OTCQB:MLLOF) ("Medallion" or the "Company"), today announced the acceleration of its evaluation of jurisdictions outside the Middle East in order to expedite the approval, construction, and operation of its proposed…

Seair Reports Q1 FY2015 Results

January 28, 2015 (Source: Accesswire) -- Seair Inc. (TSXV: SDS) ("Seair" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has filed its financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended November 30, 2014. Interested parties may view…

Ucore Extends Bokan Mineralization at Significant Depth

January 28, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Editors' Note: There is an image associated with this press release. Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) ("Ucore" or "the Company") is pleased to announce assay results from the Company's 2014 drill…

Greencastle Provides Corporate Update and Grants Options

January 28, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Greencastle Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:VGN) ("Greencastle" or "the Company"), is pleased to provide the following update on the Company's 2014 activities: On February 14, 2014, Greencastle announced a normal course issuer bid for…

Geomega Resources Inc.: Visible Gold on Anik Project

January 28, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Highlights of this news release: Visible gold at the beginning of drill hole AK-15-16, 12.06 g/t over 1 meter New open mineralized sedimentary unit 1st diamond drilling campaign ("Phase 1") completed Geomega Resources Inc.…

Hydrogen filling stations continue to open

January 27, 2015 (Source: Gas World) -- Air Liquide has officially opened a hydrogen filling station in the French city of Saint-Lô in the Manche department. The Manche General Council is the first local authority in France to have…
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