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OPEC and Saudi Arabia show the world who’s the boss

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There will be no cuts to oil production. There was no formal revision of the 30 barrels a day production limit that was set in December 2011. OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, managed to surprise everyone, going further than anybody had truly expected in its adoption of a rather unlikely free-market inspired approach.  Indeed, the Organization made a…

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Northern Minerals rise in the rare earth sector to third largest market cap worldwide

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November 27, 2014 —  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 ease of separation of rare earths from xenotime mineralization and their rise to the third largest marketcap outside of China. Tracy Weslosky: George I want to start with what I…

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IC Potash gets a 10 million dollar boost toward production

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IC Potash Corp. (“ICP’, TSX: ICP | OTCQX: ICPTF) announced that Cartesian Capital Group, LLC ("Cartesian") has acquired 500,000 Class A preferred shares, at a price of USD$ 20/share or  USD$ 10,000,000 in ICP's wholly owned subsidiary, Intercontinental Potash Corp. ("ICPUSA"), which owns ICP’s Ochoa Sulphate of Potash (SOP) in Lea County, New Mexico. Cartesian’s c investment gives it a…

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The Graphene Battery: No longer a domesticated pet sitting at the foot of its Li-Ion Battery master?

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Grafoid acquires battery manufacturer Braille Batteries -- takes one step closer to the graphene battery With the recent progress in the inclusion graphene in batteries as material for anodes, cathodes or supercapacitors, it seems reasonable to think we should accept the new naming convention “graphene battery” to reflect the immense contribution of graphene in increasing charging power and reversible capacity. Thus far…

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Ecclestone rehashes the thorium debate

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Our note several months back on the subject of Thorium created a massive stir. The comments section exploded and frankly so much pseudo-science has not been seen since the Alchemy fad of the Middle Ages…the problem was that some of those with Rare Earth deposits with Thorium felt that legislative action would be their Silver Bullet cure for what ails…

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Alabama Graphite and Zenyatta Ventures move north on metallurgical results

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Graphite Market Review — The Graphite & Graphene market continued along a now predictable bearish path alongside the resource sector overall, even though the share price average for the week ending on November 21 improved somewhat given that the sector dropped by barely a point (-1.13%). Alabama Graphite Corp. (‘AGC’, TSXV: ALP | OTCQX: ABGPF) continued its successful run from the previous…

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How Baby Boomers can Leverage Real Estate Crowdfunding

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Each day in the United States, an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retire. With a population placed at 78 million, the boomer generation, representing those born after World War II (between 1946 and 1964) currently control 70% of the household wealth in the U.S. according to Brian Sozzi of the Belus Capital Advisors. It has also been predicted that about $12…

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Rivkin Report: Global equities mixed, gold remains firm & oil slightly lower

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Global equities mixed, gold remains firm, oil & AUD slightly lower, ASX futures 3 points lower Asian markets performed strongly yesterday, due to the excitement associated with China’s unexpected rate cut. The ASX 200 rose over 1% yesterday while, unsurprisingly, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was the best regional performer outside of mainland China, rising 1.95%. There are a lot of…

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Lifton on coining ‘Technology Metals’

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 Technology Metals Monday -- Starting today, I will on every Monday, review the highlights of the previous week in technology “metals and materials” for those investors, both small and institutional, who wish to know what is affecting the future demand growth for such metals and materials. Technology Metals and Materials are the chemical elements (metals and metalloids: metal-like elements, and…

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Rivkin Report: US stocks higher, Europe strongly higher, gold higher despite Swiss polls favouring ‘no’

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US stocks higher, Europe strongly higher, gold higher despite Swiss polls favouring ‘no’, ASX futures 52 points higher Night futures traders for the ASX’s SPI 200 got pretty excited after our day market shut on Friday, and no doubt the Chinese interest rate cut and associated performance of BHP and RIO’s dual listed entities on the London market assisted there.…

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Why the Keystone pipeline will be built.

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Last March the US State Department released a report on the proposed Keystone XL (‘Keystone’) pipeline between Alberta, Canada and Texas in the United States, finding no significant environmental effect without significant increases – if any – of greenhouse gas emissions. The pipeline project should be used to carry oil from western Canada to US refineries in the Gulf of…

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Sinkhole swallows Uralkali’s profits and boosts potash rivals

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Russian fertilizer giant Uralkali (LI: URKA), just a year after shaking the potash market by terminating its strategic pricing alliance (BPC) with the Belarusian potash concern Belaruskali announced that it has been struggling with a temporary closure of a major mine, Solikamsk-2, located near Perm. Should the problem turn out to be a long term or even permanent failure there…

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Northern Graphite’s Greg Bowes on opening a battery research and testing facility

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"Northern has a big advantage in the battery market due to proprietary purification and coating technologies and the highest percentage of battery grade production. " -- Greg Bowes, B.Sc., MBA, CEO & Director -- Northern Graphite Corp. November 19, 2014 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Greg Bowes of Northern Graphite Corp. (TSXV:…

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InvestorIntel decrypts the market trend of some key commodities: agbusiness, uranium and gold

Agbusiness: It is not only the growing world population’s hunger that is driving the prices of wheat, corn, soybeans and other agricultural products and the OECD expects for years with rising agricultural prices. The main role affecting prices is played by soy, sugar, corn and wheat. Modern food production would not be sustainable without the use of mineral derived fertilizers…

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Revalidation results offer hope towards an ‘elegant way to destroy cancer’

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November 13, 2014 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Roger Dumoulin-White, President & CEO of Theralase Technologies Inc. (TLT: TSXV) about the revalidation results from the preclinical research, conducted at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network just released. The results have further validated Therealase's Photo Dynamic Compound’s (“PDCs“) ability to destroy…

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A landmark climate accord that leaves ‘green tech’ and rare earths as the biggest gainers

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Yesterday - after cutting tariffs on technology products – Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have signed a landmark agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement obliges the USA to achieve new carbon emission targets while China will commit to reduce the rate at which these are increasing by 2030. Evidently, the two countries, the world’s…

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Getting real on market reality.

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There is a real in the media, and then there is the real-real. Text message on my PDA at dawn yesterday from Bourne Trader reads: “nailed the crude bounce…now awaiting the stock reversal (just a little dip before the rally into Xmas).” Counter this from several sources asking about the “obituary” of Company X in the rare earths sector, not…
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Theralase Releases 3Q2014 Financials

November 28, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Theralase Technologies Inc. ("Theralase") (TLT: TSXV) (TLTFF: OTC Link(R)) released its third quarter 2014 financial results today, demonstrating a decrease in revenue for the three month period ended September 30, 2014 of 57% and a…

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Rio Tinto to invest $350-million in Canada’s Diavik mine

November 27, 2014 (Source: Globe & Mail) -- Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second biggest mining company, approved a $350-million project to expand a diamond mine in northwestern Canada, weeks after Chief Executive Officer Sam Walsh flagged an investment. Construction…

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Abu Dhabi investments fuel banking recovery in Egypt

November 27, 2014 (Source: The National) -- Egypt’s $250 billion banking sector is set to receive a boost as UAE investment trickles down to the financial sector, said the chief of the country’s biggest investment bank After years of…

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Tuscany Announces Final Closing of Private Placement

November 27, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES Tuscany Energy Ltd. ("Tuscany" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:TUS) is pleased to announce that it has closed the final tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the…

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Tasman Files Annual Report on Form 20-F

November 26, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Tasman Metals Ltd. ("Tasman" or the "Company") (TSXV : TSM) (Frankfurt : T61); (NYSE-MKT : TAS).  Mr. Mark Saxon, President & CEO, announces that the Company has filed with the United States Securities and…

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World Stock Markets Rise Based on US Data

November 26, 2014 (Source: Epoch Times) -- World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as investors looked to more economic indicators out of the U.S. in the run up to the Thanksgiving holiday. Keeping Score: Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent…

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IIMA and World Gold Council set up India Gold Policy Centre

November 26, 2014 (Source: Indian Express) -- The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) and the World Gold Council (WGC) on Wednesday announced the setting up of the ‘India Gold Policy Centre’, in a first-of-its-kind initiative. The centre is…

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Canada’s housing market in for ‘soft landing’: IMF

November 26, 2014 (Source: CBC) -- Despite some signs of overvaluation, Canada's housing market is likely in for a "soft landing," the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday. The international agency says single-family homes have been a major source of…

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OPEC leader Saudi Arabia sees market stabilizing

November 26, 2014 (Source: CBC) -- OPEC leader Saudi Arabia signalled on Wednesday it was unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at the producer group's meeting this week, a day after Russia refused to co-operate…

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Full steam ahead for Hyundai’s hydrogen-fuelled vehicles

November 26, 2014 (Source: BNN) -- Hyundai Corp. is looking to revive the dream of a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles driving on Canadian highways as it becomes the first auto manufacturer to launch in Canada a fuel cell version…

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Elcora Resource Adds Depth to the Graphite Team

November 25, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV:ERA / ELM.F), (the "Company" or "Elcora"), is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Janaka Udaya Kumara to the company as Mine Manager. Mr Kumara has…

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Why Blocking Oil Pipelines Is Dangerous

November 25, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Crude oil and natural gas are both already transported all over the U.S. in enormous volumes. There is a 2.5 million-mile pipeline network underneath our feet that moves oil and gas…
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