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China’s new tax may boost global rare earth sector

China's old export controls are gone, the new resource tax is in place – between 7.5% and 11.5% for light rare earths and 27% for medium and heavy rare earths (and 6.5% for tungsten and 11% for molybdenum). George Bauk of Northern Minerals (ASX:NTU) sees it as the light at the end of the tunnel. “The resource tax could be…

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Is the golden age of Technology Metals upon us?

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InvestorIntelReport: Jack Lifton was right that April was the best time ever to invest in our sectors. Graphite & Graphene stocks lead the way up 24% on average, followed by Technology Metals stocks at 20%. The average for our Members is over 12%; eleven companies were up over 25%. The top five were all up over 50%. The top three were, Cobre Montana, who just…

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Miraculins Gets Good News From FDA

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Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM) announced encouraging feedback from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the de novo pre-submission process for the Scout DSTM, its proprietary diabetes screening device that detects biomarkers present in the skin of pre-diabetic and Type 2 diabetic patients. FDA’s de novo process is generally considered to be appropriate for 'novel' medical…

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Lamond on the upward breakout in U.S. Oil Prices

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The continued drop in U.S. oil-targeted drilling rigs, coupled with clear evidence that U.S. oil production is plateauing, has led to a significant upward breakout in U.S. oil prices. Yesterday morning, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil price reached $59/barrel, a huge increase from the cyclical low of approximately $42/barrel. This recent steady upward trend, of course, simply mirrors the…

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Technology Metals Guru Celebrates Milestone

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I would like to take a moment in the InvestorIntel daily commentary and news coverage for self-directed investors and entrepreneurs to recognize our #1 ranked editor -- Mr. Jack Lifton, and wish him Happy Birthday. Turning 75 today, Picasso once said “It takes a long time to become young.” and believe me – for an international technology metals, no one understands…

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Clausi updates us on his Financings, Takeovers and Confusion

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The following are updates on my recent articles, which are all linked in for context and disclosures. Fission Uranium Corp. (TSCV:FCU) and the entire Athabasca Basin, from April 1, 2015. Still in play. Deals are being done, money is being raised, eyes are being set on prizes. Fission’s bought deal financing, originally announced at $15M, saw so much demand that…

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Cobre Montana plans to ride lithium wave

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Batteries and lithium should be in the news today, with Tesla’s Elon Musk tipped to be making an announcement, expected to be about the company producing a large lithium battery capable of powering a house – which is a step up from Tesla’s initial thrust of powering automobiles. The battery is tipped to be large enough, and its storage capacity…

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Dazed and Confused in Deutschland

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In the balmy (barmy?) days before the global financial crisis in 2008, Germany was regarded as the Promised Land for Vancouver stock promoters. They had never seen anything like it… so many sheep to be fleeced and none of them up to date on the guiles and wiles of Vancouver’s best and brightest. It was a happy hunting ground. Even…

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Copper Mountain’s Q&A: The Shareholders Deserve Better Answers.

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Some public companies have issues that they would prefer no one talked about. Yesterday’s conference call hosted by Copper Mountain Mining Corp. (TSX: CUM) appears to have brought up one of those issues, and the shareholders deserve a better answer than management delivered. CUM owns 75% of the Copper Mountain Mine in southern British Columbia. Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (source), a…

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Russia seeking alternative uranium production sources

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Amid the existing Western sanctions and recent attacks of some US media, regarding with Russian activities in the US uranium market, Russia plans to find alternative ways of uranium production during the next several years. Due to a ban on the supplies of uranium to Russia, which was recently imposed by the governments of some Western countries, and in particular…

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

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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…

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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…
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Oil Prices Rise Ahead of Inventory Data

May 5, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Oil prices rose Tuesday ahead of the latest U.S. oil inventory data, but some analysts cautioned the recent rally might prove unsustainable. Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.5% to $66.75 a…

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European markets buck China concerns

May 5, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- European markets opened firmer on Tuesday after an extended weekend break, bucking fears of slowing demand from China and despite debt stand-off fears depressing Greek stocks. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 equity index was…

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Fed rate hike should wait until early 2016, Evans says

May 4, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- With inflation too low and the unemployment rate still higher than normal for the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve should hold off on raising short-term interest rates until early next year, a top…

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Wall St. higher as healthcare rebound continues

May 4, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Wall Street was up on Monday morning as healthcare stocks rose for a second straight session and new orders for U.S. factory goods recorded their biggest increase in eight months in March. Eight…

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Gold Futures Rebound From Six-Week Low Amid China Stimulus Bets

May 4, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Gold futures recovered from a six-week low amid speculation that China will add to monetary stimulus after a manufacturing gauge weakened. The final Purchasing Managers’ Index from HSBC Holdings Plc and Markit Economics…

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Gold Futures Climb as Buyers Return

May 4, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Gold prices rebounded from a one-month low on Monday as some investors saw a bargain while bearish traders locked in gains on the recent downdraft. The most actively traded contract, for June delivery, was…

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Obama falsely claims Keystone XL would carry only Canadian oil

May 4, 2015 (Source: CTV) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's claims about the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline have been raising eyebrows lately in this tiny oil-industry town in eastern Montana. The locals smell falsehood -- evidence of it lies…

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3D printer making Chinese space suit parts

May 4, 2015 (Source: Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have used 3D printing technology to make a safer space suit for astronauts while spacewalking. A research center under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation used a 3D printer to create…

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NexGen Energy Ltd. Announces $20 Million Bought Deal Financing

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Abattis Appoints Hugh Oswald as Investor Relations

May 1, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (the "Company" or "Abattis") (OTCQX:ATTBF) (CSE:ATT), specialty biotechnology company with capabilities through its wholly-owned subsidiaries as a botanical drug development company that develops and licenses natural health products, medicines, extractions and ingredients…

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Fastest hydrogen battery ever stepping stone to hydrogen car?

May 1, 2015 (Source: Eindhoven University of Technology) -- Can cars run on formic acid? They just might one day, after what physical chemist Georgy Filonenko discovered in his dissertation. He developed a catalyst in which hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2)…

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Oil Slips After Strong April Rally

May 1, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Oil prices retreated from 2015 highs Friday as traders assessed the recent strong rally and the still-oversupplied global crude market. Light, sweet crude for June delivery recently traded down 78 cents, or 1.3%,…

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TSX higher as resource stocks lead gains

May 1, 2015 (Source: The Globe and Mail) -- Canada’s main stock exchange rose shortly after the open, helped by moderate gains among energy and resource issues as well as financial stocks. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index…

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Theralase Increases Revenue 15% in 2014 Financials

May 1, 2015 (Source: Accesswire) -- Theralase Technologies Inc. (“Theralase” or the “Company”) (TLT: TSXV) (TLTFF: OTC Pink®) released its 2014 financial results today, demonstrating an increase of 15% year over year in revenue. In 2014 and early 2015, Theralase has…

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