George Bauk on Northern Minerals’ DFS and being the next dysprosium supplier

March 2, 2015 —  In a special InvestorIntel interview, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Tracy Weslosky interviews  George Bauk, Managing Director and CEO for Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) on the Browns Range Definitive Feasibility Study that has just been released, which positions Northern Minerals’ as the next dysprosium supplier. Tracy Weslosky: I have to say by saying congratulations. The news you…

China increasing pressure on illegal rare earth activities

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The price of dysprosium and terbium stayed strong post-Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, thanks to the aggressive export licensing policy being deployed by the authorities. Dysprosium and terbium oxide prices have once again increased by +4.34% and +2.59% at market close on February 26th compared to the last update I did on the 13th, according to figures from the Association of China Rare Earth Industry…

PDAC: The Show is On!

Rumour Central at The Show In the first week of March every year, 30,000 people from around the world and from every industry possible meet in Toronto for four days. Add alcohol, education and intense deal-chasing, and that's a breeding ground for great gossip. The real name of this annual event is the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, International…

The iCar, iTrain and iTechnology in general

There has been considerable discussion of late into whether Apple will seriously enter into the electric car business. It got me thinking about technology and why it changes. What are the drivers? What are the processes? Who initiates the transformation? So whilst preparing my split wood reserves for the forthcoming Tasmanian winter, I eventually figured that technology changes in two…

Brennan on Largo’s debt repayment, the vanadium market and the ramp up towards being the #1 global market supplier

February 27, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Mark Brennan, President, CEO and Director of Largo Resources Ltd. (TSXV: LGO) on debt repayment, the vanadium market and how this project “can still make a lot of money at $5 vanadium.” Tracy Weslosky: Mark, I love vanadium. Largo Resources, of course, is not just an advanced stage play.…

Nemaska Lithium’s strategic off-take agreement advantage in the battery market

Nemaska Lithium supported by $12.87 M grant for lithium hydroxide pilot plant from spodumene Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSXV: NMX | OTCQX: NMKEF) just announced earlier this month that is has secured a $12.87 M technology commercialization grant for its Phase 1 Lithium hydroxide hydrometallurgical plant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). The STDC is a Canadian agency funded by the…

Are Electric Vehicles About to Jump the Shark?

As if vehicle electrification needed any more hype, Apple Inc’s. (AAPL:NASDAQ) rumored move towards producing its own EV by 2020 may have been the first sign that the whole idea of EVs has “jumped the shark.” For those of you unaware of this term, it refers to the 1970’s sitcom Happy Days when Fonzie was waterskiing and literally jumped over…

Ian Chalmer on Alkane’s ‘explosive’ stock movement in 2015

February 24, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Ian Chalmers, Managing Director of Alkane Resources Ltd. (ASX: ALK | OTCQX: ANLKY) on the recent sizable uptick in the price of their stock since the new year, and the respective news on the progress in the approval process from the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) on the Dubbo Zirconia Project. Tracy Weslosky: Do…

China’s control of terbium and dysprosium to drive rare earth prices north in 2015

China’s upcoming end of rare earth tariffs is stirring the market as all eyes are on whether the policymakers will introduce new legislation to push up rare earth prices before the end of April. "If" this take place, we should anticipate a sharp rise in rare earth resource taxes, which will undoubtedly impact the price of rare earth exports -- driving prices north. As a…

Marijuana Investing Update – Here Comes the Judge!

Investing in Marijuana Market Tips.
To be a good investor you have to know about the company, the industry, the macro-economics, and the legal context in which the investees operate. If you’ve been following the MMPR (Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations) licencing story, you know it’s been a confounding morass of stumbling fits and starts. No jurisdiction in the world has gotten it right from…

The Top 70 US Real Estate Crowdfunding Sites Enlarging the 2015 Horizon

By David Drake_The Soho Loft
When you consider that real estate crowdfunding was only made possible in 2012 when Congress passed the JOBS Act, the progress has been quite remarkable. At first sight, real estate does not seem to be an obvious candidate for crowdfunding because investment is expensive yet the idea of real estate crowdfunding is spreading like wildfire. Why should investors be interested…

Miraculins first in class for seeking FDA approval for a diabetes screening device

Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM) is expanding its market reach by seeking class II medical device approval by the FDA for its flagship commercial product, the Scout DSTM, a diabetes screening device that detects biomarkers present in the skin of pre-diabetic and Type 2 diabetic patients. The devise is non-invasive and painless to use: it performs its tests without needles, finger…

Abattis secures $25M funding from Dutchess Capital for cannabis M&A and development

February 19, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Bill Fleming, CEO and Director of Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. ("Abattis") (CSE: ATT | OTCQX: ATTBF) on the recent US$25 million equity line facility agreement announcement with Dutchess Opportunity Fund, II, LP (“Dutchess”). Further discussions on Abattis initiatives towards investment, incubation and technology partnerships as a fully vertically integrated company…

Takeover Targets: Anaconda Mining and two steps to success

Earlier in this series we looked at Integra Gold Corp, which became a takeover target when the market failed to price in meaningful information already in the public domain. It was reasonably easy to call for a short term movement in the share price as that information was absorbed. We also looked at GTA Resources and Mining Inc., which became…

Canadian Licensed producers of marijuana to benefit from cost accounting court battle

In a Vancouver courtroom on February 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM PST, the entire Canadian cannabiz industry and 40,000 licensed medical marijuana users, will hold their collective breath as four people have put and may still put an entire industry at a standstill by challenging the right of the Government of Canada to dictate how individuals can provide for their…

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…

InvestorIntelReport: A market turnaround?

The action for the week ending on Friday, February 6th on InvestorIntel supports our theory that we are (perhaps) in the midst of a turnaround. +47.07% for Biotech InvestorIntel member leaders or +37.78 for our Agribusiness sector, lead by crossover Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. A brand new InvestorIntel member last week, Bill Fleming takes the helm as CEO and Abattis enters…

Texas Rare Earths on being ‘the Premier’ Heavy Rare Earth Project in the World

February 2, 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 addition of rare earth leader Eric Noyrez to the Board of Directors and the competitive economics of being a ‘premier’ global heavy rare earth project based in North America. They also discuss other mineable…
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10,000 hydrogen cars planned for US northeast

March 2, 2015 (Source: Auto Blog) -- Ready for the plans to bring hydrogen cars to the US Northeast? While we've heard the proposal from Toyota – that it will sell the Mirai fuel cell car there and build H2…

Brent Oil Retreats From 2015 High; WTI Gains on Cushing

March 2, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Crude retreated from its highest close this year in London on concern a global surplus will linger. U.S. oil futures rebounded after an industry survey was said to report a smaller increase in…

Should Australia consider thorium nuclear power?

March 2, 2015 (Source: Phys.org) -- Australia has developed something of an allergic reaction to any mention of uranium or nuclear energy. Blessed as we are with abundant reserves of coal, oil and gas, we have never had to…

Euro recovers footing, looks vulnerable to QE launch

March 2, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- The euro gained a third of a percent against the dollar on the back of marginally better economic numbers on Monday, showing some resilience ahead of the launch of outright money-printing by the…

Levon Responds to Recent Trading Activity

March 2, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Levon Resources Ltd. ("Levon" or the "Company") (TSX:LVN)(OTCQX:LVNVF)(BERLIN:LO9)(FRANKFURT:LO9) is issuing this press release at the request of Market Surveillance at IIROC on behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Levon confirms that while no material change…

GéoMégA Spins Out Separation Rights, Creates Innord Inc.

March 2, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Geomega Resources Inc. ("GéoMégA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GMA) announces the creation of Innord Inc., a wholly owned private subsidiary, and the subsequent transfer of its separation rights and laboratory equipment. All current and…

Wolsong 1 cleared for continued operation

February 27, 2015 (Source: World Nuclear News) -- South Korea's nuclear safety regulator has approved a seven-year licence extension for the refurbished and uprated Wolsong 1 pressurized heavy water reactor. The unit has been offline for two years while…

Illinois bill would ensure nuclear survival

February 27, 2015 (Source: World Nuclear Energy) -- Legislation to cut carbon emissions currently before the Illinois general assembly would ensure the continued operation of the state's nuclear power plants, according to Exelon. Bills introduced in both the state…

NioCorp Announces Closing of $2,185,500 Bought Deal Private Placement

February 27, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE U.S. NEWSWIRE OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) On behalf of our shareholders NioCorp is pleased to announce that…

TSX up amid rising gold and oil prices

February 27, 2015 (Source: Global News) -- The Toronto stock market registered gains for a third session Friday morning as resource stocks led a widespread advance despite U.S. data showing weaker than expected growth at the end of last…

India gold demand muted, eyes cut in import duty

February 27, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- India's demand for gold was muted this week as buyers in the world's top consumer of the metal held off purchases ahead of an expected cut in import duty and a likely drop…

European shares hold at seven-year highs as QE nears

February 27, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- European shares held steady at seven-year highs on Friday as investor confidence stayed buoyant ahead of the European Central Bank's monthly 60-billion-euro money-printing program set to start in March. The FTSEurofirst 300 index…

Brent rises above $61, set for first monthly gain since July

February 27, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Crude oil futures rebounded on Friday and Brent headed for its first monthly gain since July, helped by strong investor inflows, an improving demand outlook and supply outages. At 9.53 a.m. ET, Brent crude…

Seair Update Call: Trial Update

February 26, 2015 (Source: Newsfile) -- Seair Inc. (TSXV: SDS) ("Seair") is pleased to announce that it is hosting a shareholder conference call with Seair's CEO, Jeff Seibert. The content of the presentation will be to update shareholders on the…

Global Stocks Climb to Record High as Rally Broadens on Stimulus

February 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- A gauge of global stocks rallied to a record, eclipsing its 2014 peak, as monetary stimulus spurred gains from Europe to Japan, while U.S. equities traded near unprecedented heights. The MSCI All-Country World…

UK backs £315m renewable energy projects

February 26, 2015 (Source: The Guardian) -- More than a dozen new onshore wind farms are to receive financial backing through the coalition government’s reformed renewable incentive scheme, along with two offshore wind projects and five solar farms. The…

Europe bond records ahead of QE

February 26, 2015 (Source: Herald Sun) -- Government bonds across the eurozone soared to record levels Thursday as investors anticipated the start of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program, which comes at a time when high-rated eurozone debt is…

Google Is Making Its Biggest Bet on Renewable Energy

February 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is making its largest bet yet on renewable energy, a $300 million investment to support at least 25,000 SolarCity Corp. rooftop power plants. Google is contributing to a SolarCity fund valued…
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