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Ukraine crisis pushing Russia to form rare earths alliance with China

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In 1986, Deng Xiaoping, launched the "863 program", aimed to gain control of the rare earths market in the sector saying: "The Arab countries have oil, China has rare earths." The 15 "rare elements" along with yttrium, scandium (‘15+2’), have the characteristic of retaining a strong magnetic property, resistant even at high temperatures. They are essential for the production of…

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How graphene could revolutionize 3D printing

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Last week at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, with more than 100,000 visitors and 1,900 exhibitors gathered in Chicago to showcase recent developments in machines, tools and manufacturing systems. Arizona-based automobile manufacturer “Local Motors” stole the show by printing and assembling an entire automobile, called the ‘Strati’,…

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Lifton’s rare earth market update: China is NOT standing still.

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China’s semi-official China Daily, which is an English language version for foreigners of the Chinese People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, ran an article on Saturday, September 13, which read in part: “The 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) for the petroleum and petrochemical industry will focus on eliminating obsolete capacity and raising coal chemical output, officials said…

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IntelRadio’s Ellis Martin with David Vinokurov on Stans Energy’s Skolkovo Government Grant Program Approval

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The following is an IntelRadio news report hosted by Ellis Martin with David Vinokurov of Stans Energy Corp. and is a special feature of InvestorIntel. Ellis Martin: Today, I am speaking with David Vinokurov, Vice President of Corporate Development for Stans Energy Corp. trading on the TSX Venture Exchange as HRE and in the US on the OTCQX as HREEF. Stans Energy is a resource development…

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Elcora’s Dr. Ian Flint on Tesla’s challenge to find graphite

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September 12, 2014 -- In a special InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Dr. Ian Flint, VP of processing and Refining at Elcora Resources (TSXV: ERA), about some of the misconceptions that investors have about graphite and Tesla's challenge to find enough graphite. Tracy Weslosky: Today I have the privilege of speaking to one of the…

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Gold price catalyst for ‘mysterious stock performance’

Carlisle Goldfields Limited (‘Carlisle’, TSX: CGJ | OTCQX: CGJCF) says that it has no material explanation to account for the recent drop in its share price. On September 9, Carlisle stock reached a yearly low of CAD$ 0.03/share only to rebound to CAD$ 0.04/share on Wednesday and holding on to that level today, September 11. Carlisle completed a preliminary economic…

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Anfield’s Uranium One acquisition positions Anfield as one of the largest uranium property owners in the United States

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September 11, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Corey Dias, President and CEO for Anfield Resources (‘Anfield’, TSXV: ARY | OTCQB: ANLDF) about its acquisition of assets controlled by Uranium One (TSX: UUU). The assets include the former’ Shootaring Canyon Mill in Garfield County, Utah, one of three licensed conventional uranium mills operating in the…

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Grafoid enters the electric vehicle race with the Braille Battery acquisition

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Grafoid Inc., part of Focus Graphite (‘Focus’, TSX.V: FMS | OTCQX: FCSMF | FSE:  FKC), announced that it acquired 75% of Braille Battery (Braille), which has designs and manufactures lightweight Li-Ion batteries for the automotive market. The acquisition will allow Grafoid to gain a high profile platform through which to develop graphene, which will be used by Braille to improve…

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Higher Uralkali sales and global trend suggest higher potash prices for 2015

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Russian fertilizer giant Uralkali, a year after shaking the potash market by terminating its strategic pricing alliance (BPC) with the Belarusian potash concern Belaruskali announced that it expects better results for the final quarter of 2014. Global potash sales have reached record levels.  This an important indicator for the potash market in general because Uralkali is the world's largest producer…

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There’s Gold In Them Thar Tires: Environmental Waste International & A.C. Simmonds Sign an LOI

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According to Rubber Manufacturer’s Association, there are 450 million scrap tires generated annually in the United States (over one per person per year). With an average weight of 22.5 pounds, this represents over 6 billion pounds of predominantly hydrocarbon based materials generated annually. Disposing of those scrap tires is a major worldwide problem. Landfills don't want them because of the…

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InvestorIntelReport: M&A season starts as it’s ‘back-to-school’ for the bankers

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Working on a piece for InvestorIntel inspired by the “silent ones” with an eye towards the increasing M&A movement in the equities market that we are witnessing. As many of us know, sometimes our best efforts in life do not come easy – and it seems that this InvestorIntelReport today may make this point simply through the member updates listed below. InvestorIntelReport…

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Beyond the experimental phase: NanoXplore already developing a market for graphene

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September 8, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Dr. Soroush Nazarpour, President and CEO of NanoXplore Inc. (Nanoxplore) about its proprietary low cost electrochemical method to convert natural flake graphite into graphene, using much less energy than the more common vapor deposition and liquid exfoliation methods. Nanoxplore’s main advantage, given its lower cost, is scalability,…

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Uranium Junior NexGen Energy, The Next Big Takeout in Athabasca?

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I believe that the last 3 press releases in August, describing 2 spectacular drill holes from Athabasca junior NexGen Energy (TSXV: NXE) makes it a question of when, not if, the company gets acquired. The most likely candidate is Fission Uranium. However, there's also the possibly of existing Athabasca players Denison, Areva, KEPCO, Rio Tinto and Cameco. Further, there's various…

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Groundstar Resources Offers Compelling Risk/Reward in Next 6 Months

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Lower-Risk Heavy Oil Production, Pristine Balance Sheet & Growing Cash Flow to Fuel Bigger Opportunities Groundstar Resources (TSXV: GSA) is a heavy oil developer & light oil explorer in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. Groundstar is cash flow positive today, has zero debt drawn on a C$10 million credit facility and is sitting on C$1.9 million of cash. The company has 2 foreign…

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Niocorp on the path to global niobium leadership

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Niobium is one of fourteen metals or groups of metals that the Council of Europe has identified as critical. The United States National Research Council considers it even more important, listing it as one of the five "most critical" metals. Niobium carries great economic importance, made all the more so by its high level of supply risk. As has been…
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Germany’s Bonds Rise for Second Day as Business Confidence Wanes

September 16, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Germany’s government bonds rose for a second day as an industry report showed investor confidence dropped for a ninth consecutive month in September even as the European Central Bank steps up stimulus. Spanish (GSPG10YR)…

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Stonegate Agricom Announces Management Change

September 16, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Stonegate Agricom Ltd. ("Stonegate" or the "Company") (TSX: ST, ST.WT.A) today announced that  Mark N. J. Ashcroft has resigned from the positions of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. We thank…

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Uranerz Energy Completes First Sale of Uranium

September 16, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Uranerz Energy Corporation ("Uranerz" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: URZ) (TSX: URZ) (FRANKFURT: U9E) is pleased to announce its first sale of uranium from the Nichols Ranch ISR Uranium Project located in the Powder River Basin…

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Graphite One Announces Change of Corporate Jurisdiction

September 16, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GPH)(OTCQX:GPHOF) ("Graphite One" or the "Company") announces that further to the Company's news release dated September 11, 2014, the corporation's change in jurisdiction from Alberta to British Columbia is…

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A. C. Simmonds and Sons Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

September 15, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- John G. Simmonds, Chairman and CEO of A. C. Simmonds and Sons (the "Company") (OTCQB:ACSX) today announced the appointment of Jon Szczur as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company. In…

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Stans Energy Responds to Kyrgyz Media Report

September 15, 2014 (Source: Businesswire) -- Stans Energy Corp. (TSX-V: HRE, OTCQX: HREEF), (“Stans” or the “Company”), wishes to respond to comments issued in Kyrgyz media and attributed to government representatives of the Kyrgyz Republic. Recently, Head of the Department…

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Russia’s Energy Minister to Meet OPEC as Oil Price Falls More

September 15, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will meet OPEC officials on Tuesday in Vienna, his spokeswoman said, as oil's price fall piled pressure on Moscow's budget. The annual meeting had been planned long before oil…

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Apple Receives Record Pre-Orders for New Iphones

September 15, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Apple Inc said it received a record four million first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning many customers will have to wait until October for their new phones. Apple…

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Toughening up Hydrogels for 3D-Printed Cartilage

September 15, 2014 (Source: ACES) -- Researchers have developed a way to 3D-print tough, fibre-reinforced hydrogels that mimic the strength and suppleness of human cartilage. Thanks to their composition (mostly water), hydrogels hold much promise for use in medical bionic…

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British Bonds Beat Treasuries as Scots Vote Sparks BOE Caution

September 15, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Scotland’s referendum on independence is providing a fillip to investors in U.K. government bonds as they add to bets borrowing costs will stay lower for longer. Britain’s 10-year gilt yields have fallen to…

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Euro-Area Bonds Little Changed as Investors Mull ECB Loans Plan

September 15, 2014 (Source: Businessweek) -- Euro-area government bonds were little changed as investors weighed the market impact of the European Central Bank’s new loans stimulus program, which is due to start this week. The central bank will allot…

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Bond Market Dispels Inflation Alarm as Fed Winds Down QE

September 15, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- As the Federal Reserve winds down its third round of unprecedented stimulus, one thing has become increasingly clear in the bond market: the U.S. economy just isn’t going to grow enough to upend demand…

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Treasury Bonds Rise After Big Selloff

September 15, 2014 (Source: Nasdaq) -- U.S. Treasury bonds strengthened on Monday following the biggest weekly selloff in a year amid jitters over the Federal Reserve's interest-rate outlook. Buyers were drawn by the highest yields in more than two…

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Blood-Cleansing Biospleen Device Developed for Sepsis Therapy

September 15, 2014 (Source: Wyss Institute) -- Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient's blood — often too fast for antibiotics to help. A new…

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IBC Advanced Alloys Delivers First UAS Components for Analysis

September 15, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IB)(OTCQX:IAALF) has successfully delivered several unmanned aerial system (UAS) demonstration articles manufactured using IBC's proprietary Beralcast® technology. The components were delivered to the U.S. Department of Defense's Reliability Information…
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