Global water treatment firm, H2O Innovation benefits from California drought, increasing world demand for potable water

This brilliantly organized company is emerging as a force to reckon with among the gorillas of water treatment. It is showing healthy growth that shows management’s commitment. For example, H2O Innovation Inc. (TSXV: HEO | OTCQX: HEOFF) reported revenues for totaling $13.7 M for the three months ending December 31, 2014 representing a +55.6% increase as compared to the same period…

Great Lakes Graphite – Going for the Value Added

The old truism of the California Gold Rush of the 1850s was that it was those selling the shovels, not those miners buying them, that made the money. In the mosh-pit that is graphite Great Lakes stands out because it has focused its efforts on “shovels” in the form of processing rather than scrabbling around in the dirt for the…

China’s six giants to further control domestic rare earths production quotas

The First Batch of Total Amount Control Planning For Rare Earth Production 2015
China's six rare earths giants will further to control domestic rare earths production quotas as the Chinese government has allotted 94.69% (or 49,712 tons) of mining quota and 93.29% (or 46,690 tons) of smelting and separation products quota to them, respectively. On April 10, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released the circular on “the first batch of…

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

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…

Antimony giant Twinkling Star winding down another perfect storm is rising….

It is well known that the Bingham Canyon mine and a handful of South African gold mines date back to the days of Queen Victoria. The Antimony space though is typified by long-lasting mines, as I have written before, with Mandalay‘s Costerfield mine outside Melbourne having operated on and off since the 1860s, the Consolidated Murchison Mine in South Africa…

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…

Marchese on Texas Rare Earth Resources Win-Win Uranium Offtake Agreement with Areva

April 15, 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 recent offtake agreement with Areva that Jack Lifton described as a ‘game changer’ in an interview published earlier this week. They also discuss the 'big deal' Texas Rare Earth Resources recently announced with K-Technologies as a strategic…

Contagious Gaming: Already in Play?

Quick update on yesterday’s article on Contagious Gaming (TSXV:CNS) titled Wanna Bet? Contagious Gaming Builds Tech for Fun and Profit: We looked at the massive online gaming industry and Contagious’ plan of attack. There is a possibility that Contagious, a fairly new public company, is following the route set by Amaya Inc. and is already on the acquisition trail. Here’s…

The Funky Metrics of Mining

That mining is a self-declared alternative universe has become apparent to investors in recent years. I have long sustained that most mining mavens were a tad deficient in knowledge of the main metrics that investors use to measure investment options and make their asset allocation decisions. As the gloom has settled over the mining space it has been sad to…

Graphene breakthrough: Analysts laud one-step process

Dual liberation of graphene and graphite through a one-step process directly from raw ore: that is some claim, and one being taken seriously by analysts. In fact, two reports have just come out from Australian analysts on Talga Resources (ASX:TLG) that single out this company has being in a category of its own. For Canaccord Genuity analyst Tim McCormack the…

Wanna Bet? Contagious Gaming Builds Tech for Fun and Profit

Technological advances shape us and our culture, just as our cultural habits return the favour and shape the technology. Apple's first desktop computer in 1984 reflected our need for home computers the average user could actually understand, while simultaneously leading us into the golden age of home computing. God bless you, Anya Major, patron saint of geeks everywhere. High speed…

Lifton on why this is ‘the very best time ever’ to invest in rare earths

April 11, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Jack Lifton, Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC and Sr. Editor for InvestorIntel on his short term forecast on the rare earth sector. In this interview he discusses China, their impact on demand and prices and the recent ‘game changer’ deal that Texas Rare Earth Resources…

China still distorting the rare earth market

DZP DPP Shed external
It has been a few years since China set its sights on clamping down on illegal mining and exporting of rare earths. And the result? It seems the problem has got worse, not better. According to Dudley Kingsnorth, REE expert and now professor at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, some 30% of neodymium being sold in China is moving through…

MMPR licensee Aurora Cannabis on being first to build a new marijuana facility in Canada

April 6, 2015 — Terry Booth, President, CEO and Director of Aurora Cannabis Inc.   (CSE: ACB) in an interview with Tracy Weslosky, Publisher for InvestorIntel discuss how they became 1 of the first 30 to receive an MMPR (Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation) license. The first to build a facility in Alberta, Terry explains that they were also the first…

Clausi follow-ups on Rumours, News and Guesses

It’s easy to toss an opinion out into the digital airwaves. It’s harder to track them back and see what’s happened since. So here we go, following up on some of my articles published here at InvestorIntel over the past few months: Pretium Resources. The rumour was that this developer of the massive Brucejack project in north British Columbia was…

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…
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Great Western Minerals Provides Update Regarding Convertible Bonds

April 21, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ("GWMG" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: GWG) (OTCQX: GWMGF) provides an update regarding its US$90 million 8.00 percent Secured Convertible Bonds due 2017 (the "Convertible Bonds") governed by…

Gold steadies below $1,200/oz as dollar, stocks rise

April 21, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold steadied below $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday after its biggest one-day loss in a week, under pressure from a rising dollar and a rally in global equities, which diverted some interest from…

Ballard to bring hydrogen fuel cells to China

April 21, 2015 (Source: Hydrogen Fuel News) -- Chinese company orders fuel cells for hydrogen-powered buses Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has received an order from a Chinese company for…

BlackBerry to buy WatchDox to bolster data security

April 21, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY.O) (BB.TO) said on Tuesday it is acquiring privately-held U.S. tech company WatchDox, which makes software that secures files, in a bid to further bolster its security credentials. Terms of the…

Canadian Banks on Hook to Energy Firms That Hedged Oil

April 21, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Canada’s biggest banks are on the hook for at least $478 million of the $26 billion owed to U.S. oil and gas firms that bought protection against plunging crude prices. Bank of Montreal,…

Upbeat earnings lift global stocks, Greek anxiety hits euro

April 21, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- World stocks climbed back towards all-time highs on Tuesday as upbeat European earnings helped offset a mixed German business confidence survey and rising worries about a possible Greek default on its bailout loans.…

Russia Pushing Greece Gas-Pipeline Accord Amid EU Standoff

April 21, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets the head of Russia’s OAO Gazprom on Tuesday, they’ll probably agree to discuss a natural-gas link across Greece and into Europe. For the time being, however,…

China Speeds Up Solar Drive

April 21, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- China accelerated its solar-energy buildout in the first quarter, adding 18% to total capacity as the government prioritized renewable-energy investment to clean the skies and shore up economic growth. The National Energy Administration…

Russia back buying gold is bullish sign

April 21, 2015 (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) -- After a two-month hiatus, Russia's appetite for buying gold is back. The nation increased foreign reserves of bullion to 39.8 million ounces, or about 1,238 metric tons, as of April 1, compared…

Yemen conflict keeps Brent crude oil around $63

April 21, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Brent crude oil steadied around $63 a barrel on Tuesday, not far below the 2015 high, supported by worries that a civil war in Yemen could destabilize the Middle East, affecting oil supplies.…

Abattis CEO Roadshow

April 20, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (the "Company" or "Abattis") (OTCQX:ATTBF)(CSE:ATT), a specialty biotechnology company with capabilities through its wholly-owned subsidiaries of cultivating, licensing and marketing proprietary ingredients, bio-similar compounds and patented equipment to medicinal markets in…

Oil industry at turning point in new low-price world

April 20, 2015 (Source: CNBC) -- U.S. oil companies have quickly become the new swing factor on the world energy stage, and their ability to handle price volatility could be key in determining future oil prices. "This is a…

Hungary, EU agree on fuel shipments for planned nuclear plant

April 20, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Hungary said on Monday it had secured the approval of the European Commission's nuclear fuel agency Euratom for a fuel supply agreement between Budapest and Moscow for a planned expansion of the Hungary's…

Startup gets contract to mine uranium

April 20, 2015 (Source: El Paso Inc.) -- Texas Rare Earth Resources Inc., the company that’s been trying to attract attention to its mountain of rare earth minerals 90 miles east of El Paso, is getting some of that…

Toshiba Looks to Get Around Hydrogen’s Dirty CO2 Secret

April 20, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Toshiba Corp. plans to roll out a transportable hydrogen power generator later this year that doesn’t produce carbon dioxide in the process, thereby getting around the main drawback tarnishing hydrogen’s reputation…

Oil prices rise towards $64 on Middle East tension

April 20, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil prices rose in a volatile day of trading on Monday as concerns over tension in the Middle East and a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for crude offset comments…

EU to File Antitrust Charges Against Gazprom

April 20, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- The European Union’s competition regulator plans to file formal antitrust charges against Russia’s state-owned gas company OAO Gazprom on Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday, a step…

Yale-NUS, NUS and UT Austin study sheds new light on graphene

April 20, 2015 (Source: Channel News Asia) -- A team of researchers have offered new insight into understanding the properties of graphene - a material highly sought after in the digital electronics and nanotechnology arenas, according to a joint…

U.S. Stocks Rise Amid Earnings, China Stimulus Bets; Euro Slips

April 20, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rebounded from the worst slide in three weeks, while commodity producers led European equities higher on speculation Chinese policy makers will take more steps to support growth. The euro weakened and…

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