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The global consequences of China’s higher than expected debt

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China has recorded 250% debt according to Standard Chartered estimates. This figure, which essentially means that debt is 2.5 times greater than the size of its economy, suggests that China has also found it difficult to reconcile growth with ‘bubbles’. The 250% debt figure is not distressing in itself; what has raised economists’ concerns is the speed with which China’s…

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Peak Resources: low development cost, long life mine and high (for Tanzania) hopes of mineral diversity

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In 2012 gold made up 94% of Tanzania's mineral exports. The country is the third largest gold producer in Africa, but now it wants to do more. A report out of Britain this week shows that the country is, by 2018, looking to diversify into other metals. The Business Monitor International report cites coal, nickel and uranium as new areas,…

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Potash – Hold the Salt!

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The past six years have seen a wild ride in sentiment towards potash. The initial move up was prompted by the rush into agricultural commodities at the very peak of the generalized global asset boom. Unlike much of the other speculative activity, the push in wheat, corn and soy prices had a strong grounding in rising demand in Asia and…

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Failure of ‘Hard Assets’ mining conferences suggests new business model needed

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The ‘Hard Assets’ conference development company, more recently known as the Metals & Minerals Investment Conferences, announced that as of July 16, 2014 they have suspended their schedule of events indefinitely. Some blame poor shows in the past few years, which then saw mining companies become less interested in participating. Hard Assets was most recently managed by the Summit Professional…

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Epstein interviews uranium industry’s Dennis Higgs of Uranerz Energy

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Uranerz Energy Corporation (URZ) is a U.S. mining company that commenced in-situ recovery ("ISR") uranium mining operations on April 15, 2014 at its first ISR mine in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The Uranerz management team has specialized expertise in the ISR uranium mining method, and has a successful track record of licensing, constructing, and operating ISR uranium projects. Uranerz has…

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Graphite investors very confident in Triton Minerals ultimate success

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Triton Minerals (ASX: TON) published exceptional results from the Nicanda Hill prospect at its Balama North graphite project in Mozambique last May. Triton’s property sits adjacent to Syrah Resources’ Balama graphite deposit, which is said to be the world’s largest. One of the highlights is a 220 meters long continuous mineralization, which promise even larger exploration targets than at first…

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China’s mandate for 30% electric cars and hybridising with lithium

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It’s easy to get fatigue with the “China demand” story which has been trotted out for just about every mineral category in the last decade. Some however have run their course (e.g. iron ore) with linkages between certain products and large scale construction and infrastructure projects, while others may have been promoted too soon while still not having begun to…

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As information continues to bombard us every day, there’s a need to keep some perspective

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In the mining business there’s always the risk of over-reach. Back in mid-2011, Citigroup Global Markets added up the 400 largest greenfield mining projects around the world and the capital commitment through to 2020 for those totalled close to $500 billion — or half a trillion, to put that figure in more dramatic terms. But the analysts also calculated that…

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Seair’s water technology the ultimate water app for the resource sector

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Seair’s water technology: the ultimate water app for oil and gas, mining, water desalination, pulp and paper industries Seair Inc. (TSXV: SDS) is an Alberta cleantech company with its technology in operation in various sectors and with proven and commercialized technologies for gas-based water treatment: the technology put gases into liquids more effectively and with lower costs than other system…

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Electric car materials jet fuel market and uranium gains a pulse

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InvestorIntelReport, June 2014: The InvestorIntel Gold, Base & Precious Metals members lead for the month of June 2014, up +19.01%; driven by gold and graphite player -- Triton Minerals ASX: TON +171.43%. Congratulations Triton as shareholders responded favorably to their June 23rd news release: Significant High-Grade Graphite Intersected at Nicanda Hill and catapulted them to #3 market cap in the…

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Australian island world leader in poppy growing, now wants to lead on medical cannabis

In 1965 Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKline) established crops of opium poppies in Tasmania, the island state of Australia. Now the island produces 50% of the opium alkaloids needed for the world's pharmaceutical industry. Now, also, pressure is growing in Tasmania to take the lead in growing cannabis for medical use — and political pressure throughout Australia is beginning to swing behind…

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Beryllium – Where the USA Dominates

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In recent years the panicked cry has gone up about US dependence upon foreigners for supply of the most strategic metals used in high tech and/or defence applications. However there is one metal that the US has a stranglehold on and it is Beryllium. When panic merchants begin their jeremiads, there is nary a mention of this metal. But it…
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Yingli to Supply 32-Megawatt Solar-Power Project in Japan

July 23, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. (YGE), the largest solar-panel maker, will supply 32 megawatts of panels to Pacifico Energy K.K. for a project in Okayama, Japan. Yingli will supply the Tokyo-based developer with the panels…

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How Researchers are Speeding up Seed Production for New Wheat

July 23, 2014 (Source: Science Network) -- AN international team of plant geneticists is trialling a rapid method of producing new varieties of wheat and barley ready for field trials. UWA Associate Professor Guijun Yan says under normal conditions, it…

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Stratasys 3D Prints 14-Foot Tall Giant Creature for Comic-Con 2014

July 23, 2014 (Source: PRNewswire) -- Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced it has collaborated with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, Legacy Effects, Condé Nast Entertainment and WIRED to create…

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Gold Steadies as Buoyant Equities Balance Ukraine Tensions

July 23, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold steadied on Wednesday after the previous day's drop, supported by simmering conflict in Ukraine and the Middle East, but under pressure from buoyancy in stock markets after positive U.S. data and corporate earnings.…

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China’s Gold Demand Drops in First Half on Investments

July 23, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- China’s gold demand fell 19 percent in the first six months of this year as investors bought fewer bars and coins, offsetting increased demand for jewelry, the China Gold Association said. Consumption in China,…

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A Tree May Have the Answers to Renewable Energy

July 23, 2014 (Source: University of Wisconsin) -- Through an energy conversion process that mimics that of a tree, a University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientist is making strides in renewable energy technologies for producing hydrogen. Xudong Wang, an assistant professor of…

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Red Moon Potash-Drilling Update

July 23, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Red Moon Potash Inc. ("the Company" - "Red Moon") (TSX VENTURE:RMK) announces that it has successfully completed the first of two holes at its Captain Cook salt/potash exploration program in Western Newfoundland. CC #4 was…

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Brent Rises On Global Tensions, Drop In U.S. Oil Stocks

July 23, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Brent crude oil rose towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday as threats to supplies from oil-producing regions and a drop in U.S. oil stocks overshadowed a stronger dollar. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said…

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Blackheath Reports 62m of 0.18% WO3 at Borralha Tungsten Project

July 23, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Blackheath Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: BHR) (FRANKFURT: 04B) ("Blackheath") is pleased to report results from the first drill hole to intersect the Santa Helena Breccia at the Borralha Tungsten Project in northern Portugal. The current drill…

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U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Amid Earnings Data From Microsoft, Boeing

July 23, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index near an all-time high, as investors weighed earnings from Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Apple Inc. to assess the strength of the economy. Microsoft was…

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Apple gets smartwatch patent

July 23, 2014 (Source: Yahoo News) -- A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumors that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record with the…

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Great Quest Announces a New Partnership With the Aga Khan Development Network

July 23, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd (TSX VENTURE:GQ)(FRANKFURT:GQM) ("the Company") is pleased to report the commencement of second year demonstrations of the company's direct application phosphate project. Work continues with government partner the institut pour economique Developpment…

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Ucore Provides Operational Update on Bokan – Dotson Ridge Project

July 23, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Ucore Rare Metals Inc (TSX VENTURE:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) ("Ucore" or "the Company") is pleased to provide the following update on operational activities in progress on the Bokan - Dotson Ridge Project in South East Alaska (Bokan).…

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TRU Group Inc. Issues Positive Report on Graphite One Resources

July 23, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GPH)(OTCQX:GPHOF) ("Graphite One" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has retained the engineering services of TRU Group Inc. ("TRU") to define initial options for development at Graphite Creek.…

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Paladin Energy Ltd: Successful Refinancing of Langer Heinrich Facility

July 23, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Paladin Energy Ltd (TSX:PDN)(ASX:PDN) ("Paladin" or the "Company") is pleased to advise it has entered into agreements with its existing lenders to refinance the Langer Heinrich (LH) project finance facility. The facility was drawndown in…

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China’s debt soars to 250% of GDP

July 22, 2014 (Source: CNBC) -- China's debt has soared to two and a half times its economy, Standard Chartered estimates, highlighting the difficulties Beijing faces in balancing growth with the risk of bubbles forming in its economy. Total financial credit…

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Strong demand for biotech

July 22, 2014 (Source: The Australian) -- Biotech firm Orthocell has joined the long queue to list on the ASX, closing its $8 million IPO after strong demand. Orthocell, which develops treatments for a variety of tendon, cartilage and soft tissue…
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