Stans Energy to leverage growing Russian influence in Kyrgyzstan through Board appointment

Stans Energy Corp. (‘Stans’, TSX-V: HRE | OTCQX: HREEF) announced that it has appointed Vadim Veshchezerov to its Board of Directors. Mr. Veshchezerov has many years if experience in both the microelectronics and banking sectors but for the past 13 years he has held a number of senior positions at RUSNANO, a Russian state sponsored investment fund, involved in developing…

A few questions about Glencore’s (supposed) plans for Syrah and graphite (and a certain technology metal, vanadium)

The graphite world has gone dizzy at the news of unsourced reports out of Australia that Glencore is about to make a bid for Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR), owner of the (claimed) largest graphite resource in the world. Syrah's shares have rocketed, as have those of its neighbour in Mozambique, Triton Minerals (ASX:TON), whose stock rose Friday by more than 20%…

World Cup thrashing can launch a market rally — or a protest

José Maria Marin, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, quietly walked out of the Mineraio stadium in Belo Horizonte. He had been somewhat more loquacious in the days before the World Cup started, leaving reporters pondering over an ominous comment: “if Brazil loses, we will all go to hell.” Brazil has lost and in the most horrifically spectacular way; nobody…

Is there to be life after Molycorp? You bet there is.

As usual Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” is guiding the market place for rare earth producers and juniors in the right direction. I say this because Wall Street players (using other people’s money, of course) have long set their rare earth course by sighting upon Molycorp as the archetype rare earth “play.” But alas they have now lost most of the…

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

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…

Grow Pros offers ‘cannacash’ and business solutions for cannabis growers

Grow Pros is banking on its experience at growing medical marihuana under the former Canadian Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR) to support the massive amount of pains among the licensed producers under the new Canadian Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) system. With the Company’s 27 combined years of experience at growing the finicky plant and servicing growers in Canada…

The graphite race goes to a new level with Chinese-Australian merger

In what might be a roadmap for other graphite hopefuls, we are seeing the (probable*) birth of what is being claimed to the first vertically-integrated, stock exchange-listed, upstream flake graphite resource company (and coming complete with a production plant that makes spherical anodes and graphene). The deal involves the merging of companies that between them own three operating graphite mines…

China’s graphite exports continue to rise

China is the largest graphite producer and exporter in the world, but Chinese officials have not established a quota system to control graphite mining and exports over the past decades. However, the rapid depletion of resources and the environmental pollution have created problems and Chinese people have started to consider the cost of economic growth against the environmental problems it…

Electric car materials jet fuel market and uranium gains a pulse

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…

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…

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…

From Cannabis to ‘Cannabiz’: the New Wave of Marijuana Entrepreneurship

Several entrepreneurs in North America have jumped on the opportunities to produce cannabis in response to many States and Provinces having legalized marijuana for medical and even recreational use. The new sector has also opened the market for hemp, a very strong natural fiber with a multitude of applications that include food. Nevertheless, the new wave of marijuana entrepreneurship has…

Asia moves to corner more of the world’s gold business

It is some coincidence: just as speculation mounts as to whether the London gold fix will survive, this week the London Bullion Market Association held its bullion market forum in Singapore for the first time. And at the forum it was announced that Singapore will in September launch the exchange-traded Singapore Kilobar Gold Contract, the first wholesale 25-kilo bar contract…

Star Minerals says that rare earths, manganese, lithium and batteries are the keys to its future

June 24, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel, speaks with Jim Engdahl, Director, President and CEO for Star Minerals (‘Star’, TSXV: SUV) about its critical metals exploration and acquisition activities in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. From 2006 until 2012, Jim was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Great Western Minerals Group (GWMG), which has primarily engaged…
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Gold Steadies Near 3-1/2-Month High, Set for 6th Weekly Gain

July 11, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold steadied near 3-1/2-month highs on Friday as stock markets stabilised after selling off in the previous session on concerns over the health of Portugal's biggest bank, with the metal still on track for a…

Oil Slips Below $108, Heading for 3rd Weekly Loss

July 11, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil headed for its third straight weekly loss on Friday as worries about supply losses in the Middle East and North Africa eased, pushing North Sea Brent crude below $108 a barrel. Brent hit a…

China, U.S. to Cooperate on Strategic Oil Reserves

July 11, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- China and the United States have signed a preliminary agreement to cooperate on strategic petroleum reserves (SPR), China's National Energy Administration (NEA) said, marking the first such effort between the world's top two oil consumers.…

Fourth Annual South China Sea Conference

July 11, 2014 (Source: US Department of State) -- Remarks Michael Fuchs Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC [As prepared] Good morning. I’d like to thank Ernie Bower and CSIS for organizing…

Baogang may benefit from government’s new subsidies

July 11, 2014 (Source: WantChinaTimes) -- Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare Earth (Group) Hi-Tech may receive over 100 million yuan (US$16 million) in subsidies from the government, which reveals a draft to subsidize rare earth producers that develop advance technologies…

Affinor Growers Signs LOI to Acquire Vertical Designs Ltd (VDL)

July 11, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Affinor Growers (CSE:AFI)(OTCQB:RSSFF)(FRANKFURT:1AF) ("Affinor" or the "Corporation) is thrilled to reach an agreement to acquire Vertical Designs Ltd ("VDL"). This acquisition will give Affinor Growers a unique, technological advantage into the multi-billion dollar agricultural markets.…

Food Inflation to Cool as Farm Prices Dip

July 11, 2014 (Source: Fox Business) -- The outlook for world food inflation looks lower and more stable as agricultural commodity prices settle over the next decade following years of volatility, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and…

Is the Fed Behind the Curve?

July 11, 2014 (Source: EconoMoniter) -- Imagine Fed Governor Rip van Winkle started his nap at the beginning of 2007 and just woke up to find that inflation is close to the Fed’s objective and the unemployment rate is…

Latest predictions: When will interest rates rise?

July 11, 2014 (Source: Telegraph) -- Interest rates were kept on hold, once again, today. The Bank Rate has been at 0.5pc since March 2009, helping borrowers and hurting savers. The timing of the first increase, and even the…

Fusion Energy Facility Promises Clean Energy

July 11, 2014 (Source: Australian National University) -- The search for star power – fusion – has received a major boost with the launch of the Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility (APFRF) at The Australian National University. The facility includes…

Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance

July 11, 2014 (Source: University of California) -- Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key material: sand. Yes, sand.…

Jet Metal Announces $2 Million Financing

July 11, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES Jet Metal Corp. (TSX VENTURE:JET)(OTCQB:JETMF) (the "Company" or "Jet Metal") is pleased to announce that it intends to undertake a…
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