China’s six giants to further control domestic rare earths production quotas

The First Batch of Total Amount Control Planning For Rare Earth Production 2015
China's six rare earths giants will further to control domestic rare earths production quotas as the Chinese government has allotted 94.69% (or 49,712 tons) of mining quota and 93.29% (or 46,690 tons) of smelting and separation products quota to them, respectively. On April 10, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released the circular on “the first batch of…

Dumoulin-White speaks to the ‘powerful’ anti-cancer treatment news on Theralase’s PDC TLD-1433

April 17, 2015 — Roger Dumoulin-White, P. Eng, President and CEO for Theralase Technologies Inc. (‘Theralase’, TSXV: TLT) speaks to Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel about the recent series of news releases updating shareholders Theralase’s patented anti-cancer technology PDC (Photo Dynamic Compound) TLD-1433. Tracy Weslosky: So you just put some news out just this morning (reference, April 9, 2015) about this new…

Antimony giant Twinkling Star winding down another perfect storm is rising….

It is well known that the Bingham Canyon mine and a handful of South African gold mines date back to the days of Queen Victoria. The Antimony space though is typified by long-lasting mines, as I have written before, with Mandalay‘s Costerfield mine outside Melbourne having operated on and off since the 1860s, the Consolidated Murchison Mine in South Africa…

Don’t forget America’s rare earth potential

How far out into space would you get piling, one upon one, government reports that were subsequently shelved and not acted upon? Your guess is a good as mine, but it would be a very, very long way. One such report now seemingly gathering dust was the 104-page report in 2010 from the US Geological Service entitled The Principal Rare…

Marchese on Texas Rare Earth Resources Win-Win Uranium Offtake Agreement with Areva

April 15, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Anthony Marchese, Chairman of Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) about the recent offtake agreement with Areva that Jack Lifton described as a ‘game changer’ in an interview published earlier this week. They also discuss the 'big deal' Texas Rare Earth Resources recently announced with K-Technologies as a strategic…

Contagious Gaming: Already in Play?

Quick update on yesterday’s article on Contagious Gaming (TSXV:CNS) titled Wanna Bet? Contagious Gaming Builds Tech for Fun and Profit: We looked at the massive online gaming industry and Contagious’ plan of attack. There is a possibility that Contagious, a fairly new public company, is following the route set by Amaya Inc. and is already on the acquisition trail. Here’s…

The Funky Metrics of Mining

That mining is a self-declared alternative universe has become apparent to investors in recent years. I have long sustained that most mining mavens were a tad deficient in knowledge of the main metrics that investors use to measure investment options and make their asset allocation decisions. As the gloom has settled over the mining space it has been sad to…

Graphene breakthrough: Analysts laud one-step process

Dual liberation of graphene and graphite through a one-step process directly from raw ore: that is some claim, and one being taken seriously by analysts. In fact, two reports have just come out from Australian analysts on Talga Resources (ASX:TLG) that single out this company has being in a category of its own. For Canaccord Genuity analyst Tim McCormack the…

Wanna Bet? Contagious Gaming Builds Tech for Fun and Profit

Technological advances shape us and our culture, just as our cultural habits return the favour and shape the technology. Apple's first desktop computer in 1984 reflected our need for home computers the average user could actually understand, while simultaneously leading us into the golden age of home computing. God bless you, Anya Major, patron saint of geeks everywhere. High speed…

BNN to interview Christopher Ecclestone on how the financial experts value mining companies on Tuesday, April 14th

April 13, 2015 – InvestorIntel, the source of critical market news and commentary for self-directed investors, is pleased to announce that our own Christopher Ecclestone will be interviewed by BNN from the LSE on Tuesday, April 14 at 4:10 PM GMT or 11:10 PM EST with anchor Frances Horodelski. BNN is producing a special designed to provide investors insight on…

Lifton on why this is ‘the very best time ever’ to invest in rare earths

April 11, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Jack Lifton, Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC and Sr. Editor for InvestorIntel on his short term forecast on the rare earth sector. In this interview he discusses China, their impact on demand and prices and the recent ‘game changer’ deal that Texas Rare Earth Resources…

China still distorting the rare earth market

DZP DPP Shed external
It has been a few years since China set its sights on clamping down on illegal mining and exporting of rare earths. And the result? It seems the problem has got worse, not better. According to Dudley Kingsnorth, REE expert and now professor at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, some 30% of neodymium being sold in China is moving through…

Lithium in Q1 2015 – It’s About to Get Interesting

Lithium Universe
In past quarters, I’ve compiled a more complete Energy Metals quarterly review and I’ve decided against that for now as many of the commodities we focus on here at Investor Intel are more thoroughly dissected on a regular basis by my colleagues. That said, there is still value in looking closely at these niche metals and so today I’ll focus…

Analysts warn that we have barely begun the graphene journey

Graphene roadmap
Graphene uses begin to multiply but analyst warns commercialization process will be a challenging one Graphene is moving fast from a promising new wonder material to being harnessed in a growing number of applications. Just in recent days, as reported on Investor Intel, India has developed a graphene-based sensor to detect a dangerous food toxin that is said to cause…

MMPR licensee Aurora Cannabis on being first to build a new marijuana facility in Canada

April 6, 2015 — Terry Booth, President, CEO and Director of Aurora Cannabis Inc.   (CSE: ACB) in an interview with Tracy Weslosky, Publisher for InvestorIntel discuss how they became 1 of the first 30 to receive an MMPR (Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation) license. The first to build a facility in Alberta, Terry explains that they were also the first…

Clausi follow-ups on Rumours, News and Guesses

It’s easy to toss an opinion out into the digital airwaves. It’s harder to track them back and see what’s happened since. So here we go, following up on some of my articles published here at InvestorIntel over the past few months: Pretium Resources. The rumour was that this developer of the massive Brucejack project in north British Columbia was…

Takeover Chatter in the Oil Patch
Takeovers in the Oil Patch – Who is Loading Up? When a company raises cash and issues equity, compliance and good investor relations require the company to say how it will use the cash. Often the press release will contain the phrases, “for working capital” or “for general corporate purposes”. Those are magic words. Almost anything can fit into those…
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Oil industry at turning point in new low-price world

April 20, 2015 (Source: CNBC) -- U.S. oil companies have quickly become the new swing factor on the world energy stage, and their ability to handle price volatility could be key in determining future oil prices. "This is a…

Hungary, EU agree on fuel shipments for planned nuclear plant

April 20, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Hungary said on Monday it had secured the approval of the European Commission's nuclear fuel agency Euratom for a fuel supply agreement between Budapest and Moscow for a planned expansion of the Hungary's…

Startup gets contract to mine uranium

April 20, 2015 (Source: El Paso Inc.) -- Texas Rare Earth Resources Inc., the company that’s been trying to attract attention to its mountain of rare earth minerals 90 miles east of El Paso, is getting some of that…

Toshiba Looks to Get Around Hydrogen’s Dirty CO2 Secret

April 20, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Toshiba Corp. plans to roll out a transportable hydrogen power generator later this year that doesn’t produce carbon dioxide in the process, thereby getting around the main drawback tarnishing hydrogen’s reputation…

Oil prices rise towards $64 on Middle East tension

April 20, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil prices rose in a volatile day of trading on Monday as concerns over tension in the Middle East and a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for crude offset comments…

EU to File Antitrust Charges Against Gazprom

April 20, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- The European Union’s competition regulator plans to file formal antitrust charges against Russia’s state-owned gas company OAO Gazprom on Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday, a step…

Yale-NUS, NUS and UT Austin study sheds new light on graphene

April 20, 2015 (Source: Channel News Asia) -- A team of researchers have offered new insight into understanding the properties of graphene - a material highly sought after in the digital electronics and nanotechnology arenas, according to a joint…

U.S. Stocks Rise Amid Earnings, China Stimulus Bets; Euro Slips

April 20, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rebounded from the worst slide in three weeks, while commodity producers led European equities higher on speculation Chinese policy makers will take more steps to support growth. The euro weakened and…

NioCorp Provides Update on PEA

April 20, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. (“NioCorp” or the “Company”) (TSX: NB, OTCQX: NIOBF, FSE: BR3) wishes to announce the following update to the positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) study for the Elk Creek Niobium project announced…

NioCorp to Discuss PEA in Update Call

April 17, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) wishes to announce a shareholder update call has been scheduled for Monday, April 20th at 9:00 AM Eastern time to discuss the Company's recently announced Preliminary…

Graphene oxide could make safe bioimplant material

April 17, 2015 (Source: Nanotech Web) -- The body responds to graphene oxide in much the same way as it does to other biomaterial implant materials that are known to be safe. This is the new result from researchers…

Renewable energy surge revives Europe’s power trade

April 17, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- The rise of renewable energy is delivering a boost to Europe's declining power market as traders get busy in short term deals to juggle unpredictable supplies of wind and solar. Exchanges show more…

Shares hit by China trading clampdown fears

April 17, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Global equities lost ground on Friday as traders grappled with an outage of Bloomberg financial terminals and fears of a regulatory clampdown on trading in China. Worries that Greece may run out of…

Oil slips as high OPEC production tempers market sentiment

April 17, 2015 (Source: Market Watch) -- Oil prices gave up overnight gains in Asian trade Friday as high oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Importing Countries tempered some of the bullishness among investors. On the New…

NexGen Adopts Advance Notice Policy

April 16, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX-V: NXE) ("NexGen" or the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an advance notice policy (the " Policy") effective March 30, 2015.  The Company intends to seek ratification…

SunPower, Apple to build solar projects in China

April 16, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Solar panel maker SunPower Corp said it would partner with Apple Inc to build two solar power projects in China's Sichuan province with total capacity of 40 megawatts. The projects, when complete, will…

German Yields Tumble Toward Zero Amid ECB Stimulus, Greece Jitters

April 16, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- German government bonds smashed through record highs Thursday, a day after the European Central Bankunderscored its commitment to buying vast amounts of top-rated debt to stimulate the region’s economic recovery. By mid afternoon,…

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