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

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…

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

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…

Mackowski: The Molycorp Position

File photo of Mountain Pass Mine in Mountain Pass, CA
Yesterday, Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) (“Molycorp” or the “Company”) announced the successful close of its previously announced $400 million financing arrangement with certain investment vehicles affiliated with Oaktree Capital Management, L. P. (collectively “Oaktree”). Under the arrangement, Oaktree will provide Molycorp and certain of the Company’s subsidiaries with up to $400 million in secured financing through credit facilities and the…

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…

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

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…

Zen & the Art of Market Cap Maintenance

Without any negative happenings to justify a down-move, the high-quality graphite mine developer, Zenyatta Ventures has retreated from a twelve-month high of $4 to half that level. This would seem to be a rather harsh punishment by the market of the company. It could be that the advancement of some other stories to production (e.g. Flinders, Elcora) has tempted investors jump…

Grafoid enters the electric vehicle race with the Braille Battery acquisition

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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,…

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

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…

Groundstar Resources Offers Compelling Risk/Reward in Next 6 Months

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…

Niocorp on the path to global niobium leadership

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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NSW Uranium Mines Given Green Light

September 12, 2014 (Source: The Australian) -- The NSW government has foreshadowed uranium mining in the state after inviting companies to apply for exploration licences. Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts told question time in NSW parliament on Thursday…

Advance in Stem-Cell Technology

September 12, 2014 (Source: EMBL-EBI) -- Researchers at EMBL-EBI have resolved a long-standing challenge in stem cell biology by successfully 'resetting' human pluripotent stem cells to a fully pristine state, at the point of their greatest developmental potential. The study,…

DuSolo Secures 100% Interest in the Bomfim Project and Arranges Financing

September 12, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- DuSolo Fertilizers Inc., (TSX VENTURE:DSF) (PINKSHEETS:ELGSF) (FRANKFURT:E6R) ("DuSolo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a purchase agreement (the "Agreement") with Quantum Fertilizantes Do Tocantins Ltda. ("Quantum") to acquire…

Gold Falls to Eight-Month Low Amid Signs of U.S. Growth

September 12, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Gold futures fell to the lowest in eight months as improving U.S. economic growth curbed demand for the metal as a haven asset. Bullion has fallen 7 percent since June, heading for its first…

BlackBerry stock up 6% on Movirtu acquisition

September 12, 2014 (Source: CBC) -- BlackBerry Ltd. has bought Movirtu Ltd., which makes a virtual SIM card that allows mobile customers to have more than one phone number on a single device. BlackBerry  was ahead 69 cents or six per cent to $11.92…

OPEC Chief Sees Oil Price Rebounding by Year End

September 12, 2014 (Source: WSJ) -- OPEC's chief said on Friday that no emergency meeting is being considered as he expects oil prices to rebound by the end of the year. The Brent oil price—the most widely used international benchmark—fell…

Determining the success or failure of the Apple Watch

September 12, 2014 (Source: LA Times) -- How will we judge the success or failure of the Apple Watch? When the Apple Watch goes on sale early next year, there will be a temptation to pass instant judgment on…

Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Rises to Highest in 14 Months

September 12, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- American consumer confidence rose to the highest level in more than a year in September, as households’ views on the outlook for the economy brightened. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary consumer sentiment index…

Poland urges EU to spend 700 billion euros to boost growth

September 12, 2014 (Source: MSN) -- The 28-member bloc should agree to about 700 billion euros ($900 billion) in spending over the next five years, Poland's finance minister said in an interview published on Friday. "Europe is strangling itself…

ECB’s Draghi Sees Ways to Expand Stimulus

September 12, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- The European Central Bank's program to buy asset-backed securities would be more effective if it were expanded to riskier, or mezzanine, tranches of ABS, ECB President Mario Draghi said Friday, adding that such an expansion…

Scottish Independence Would Ripple Through Europe

September 11, 2014 (Source: New York Times) -- If the Scottish referendum next Thursday leads to the breakup of the United Kingdom, the biggest risks for global businesses and investors do not lie in the economic problems created by…

Dollar Heads for Best Run in 17 Years

September 12, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- The U.S. dollar headed for its ninth straight week of gains on Friday, some measure of how the economic fortunes of the United States and its major economic peers are diverging after six years…

Tuscany Confirms Step Out Oil Discovery at Macklin

September 12, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Tuscany Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:TUS) is pleased to announce that a step out vertical well drilled for water disposal purposes at the Company's 100% working interest Macklin property encountered nine metres of Dina oil…

Nevada Governor Enacts Tesla Tax Break Package

September 12, 2014 (Source: ABC News) -- Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla…

Molycorp Announces Successful Closing of $400 Million Financing Arrangement

September 11, 2014 (Source: GlobeNewswire) -- Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE:MCP) ("Molycorp" or the "Company") today announced the successful close of its previously announced $400 million financing arrangement with certain investment vehicles affiliated with Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (collectively, "Oaktree"). Under the…

Elcora Resources Closes $206,050 Tranche 2 of Private Placement

September 11, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV : ERA), (the "Company" or "Elcora"), is pleased to announce: Private Placement Tranche #1 Closes The Company has closed the second tranche of its…

Oil prices drop further due to oversupply

September 11, 2014 (Source: Euronews) -- Oil prices continue to tumble, having slipped below the psychological important $100 a barrel threshold. Brent crude, the most widely traded international benchmark, is in fact below $99 dollars. Soaring US shale oil production…

Saudi Arabia’s Naimi Says OPEC Meeting Can Wait as Oil Slumps

September 11, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude exporter, said OPEC doesn’t need to meet on possible measures to check falling oil prices, according to the kingdom’s oil minister Ali Al-Naimi. Prices “always fluctuate and this is…

Putin Oil Deals With Exxon, Shell Imperiled by Sanctions

September 11, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- The U.S. and European Union are poised to halt billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by the world’s largest energy companies in sanctions that would cut deeper than previously disclosed. The…
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