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Hong Kong’s student protests scare Beijing

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Some have described it a “Little Tiananmen” but the leaders of ‘Occupy Central’ have a clearer notion of what they want to achieve than their Chinese cousins in 1989. This is because, unlike the citizens of the People’s Republic of China, the inhabitants of Honk Kong know what freedom, democracy, and rule of Law mean. This means that they are…

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Peak Resources attracts new investors, easing path to production

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Any discussion about rare earths inevitably leads to China, because it enjoys a near monopoly in the production of rare earths. Years of price dumping have made it very difficult for competitors to enter the market, enabling China to have built an absolutely dominant position in the mining and processing of such metals as neodymium, terbium or dysprosium. However, slowly,…

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Alibaba ‘Opens Sesame’ on Wall Street: the significance of the largest IPO in history

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The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, operator of the Taobao – meaning ‘digging for treasure’ – website, achieved the largest IPO in history on September 19. Alibaba, trading under the symbol NYSE: BABA could soon be worth more than Amazon; already at the open, with a market price of USD$ 67 per share, it was worth more than Boeing, the United…

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Rumored merger between Yara International and CF Industries could shake up potash market

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Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara International announced, this week, that it has entered talks with US-based CF Industries (an ammonia and nitrogen production giant) for a possible merger. Should the two companies reach a deal, it would be a merger of equals, giving birth to an industrial giant with a market value exceeding USD$ 27 billion. The talks are at a…

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Epstein InvestorIntel CEO Interview: Brad Boyle, Triton Minerals Ltd.

The following interview of Triton Minerals' CEO Brad Boyle was conducted by phone and email in the week ended September 19th. Please describe Triton Minerals for readers less familiar with your company. Triton Minerals Limited (ASX:TON) is a diversified, Australian-listed minerals exploration company with 3 graphite projects in Mozambique, Africa. These comprise the Balama North, Balama South, and Ancuabe projects,…

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Addressing the silence surrounding the real global threat of climate change

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While environmental activists protested in100 cities around the world ahead of a United Nations climate summit set to take place in New York on September 23, 2014.  As I write this article the debate has commenced at the United Nations, a debate that has been nearly sidestepped by a telltale elite group: China, India, Russia and Canada, which collectively emit…

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California’s plan to have one million EV’s on the roads by 2023 will be successful

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By 1 January 2023, there will be at least a million electric private vehicles in California if a plan adopted by Governor Jerry Brown succeeds. Last week, Gov. Brown signed a law encouraging consumers to buy environmentally friendly cars just days ahead of the start of the UN Summit on Climate Change in New York. Brown considers environmental protection to…

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Epstein InvestorIntel CEO Interview: Jeff Seibert, Seair Inc.

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The following interview of CEO Jeff Seibert of Seair Inc. was conducted on Sept 18-19 by phone and email. Mr. Seibert joined Seair in February of this year. He had a 30-year career with Pall Corporation ("Pall"), recently as President of Pall's Water Processing business which grew from zero to a large, multi-million dollar business under his leadership. Mr. Seibert…

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IntelRadio’s Ellis Martin interviews Homestake Resource’s CEO on gold and silver in North America

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September 23, 2014 — The following is an IntelRadio news report hosted by Ellis Martin with Joseph A. Kizis, Jr., President and Director of Homestake Resource Corporation (TSXV: HSR) and is a special feature of InvestorIntel. Ellis Martin: Today I’m visiting with Joseph A. Kizis, Jr., President and Director of Homestake Resource Corporation, trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the…

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Russian grant revs Stans Energy while battery market fuels Stria Lithium

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InvestorIntelReport for the week ending September 19, 2014: The weaker commodities theme continues for last week as I drill down on InvestorIntel member averages for the week ending September 19, 2014. The graphite and graphene sector lead for least negative downturn at -4.68%. This followed by oil and gas -4.77%, rare earths and technology metals -5.10% and uranium, down -5.49%…

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IntelRadio’s Ellis Martin with EastGate’s CEO on Innovative Drug Delivery Systems for Diabetes

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September 22, 2014 -- The following is an IntelRadio news report hosted by Ellis Martin with Anna Gluskin, CEO and Chairman of EastGate Acquisitions Corporation (OTCBB: ESAQ) and is a special feature of InvestorIntel. Ellis Martin: Today I’m speaking with Anna Gluskin, CEO and Chairman of EastGate Acquisitions Corporation trading on the OTC under the symbol ESAQ. Eastgate Acquisitions is an…

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What Hippies knew as pot is infinitely different from contemporary cannabis: points to future research

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A study on the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of street marijuana over the past three decades shows that the THC content has increased three fold over time to show that what was called marijuana in the 1980s is a vastly different beast from what we now call marijuana. Further our growing understanding of other therapeutic molecules show that what Hippies new…

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Epstein on Azarga Uranium: the Next Permitted ISR Project in the U.S.

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With the uranium spot price move from $28/lb to $35.75/lb, up 28% according to Tradetech, I wrote the following article on small cap uranium company, Azarga Uranium. Many readers have probably heard of uranium companies like Uranium Energy Corp, Uranerz and Ur-Energy, all of whom have In-Situ-Recovery (ISR) projects in the western U.S. A company flying under the radar with…

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IntelRadio’s Ellis Martin with NanoStruck’s CEO on Water Purification Technologies

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September 17, 2014 -- The following is an IntelRadio news report hosted by Ellis Martin with Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO & Chairman for NanoStruck Technologies Inc. (CSE: NSK | OTCQX: NSKTF) and is a special feature of InvestorIntel. Ellis Martin: Today I’m speaking with Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO & Chairman for NanoStruck Technologies trading on the CSE as NSK and…

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Theralase’s photodynamic therapy offers a targeted and non-invasive cure against cancer

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Toronto-based Theralase is a leader in this field. It uses lasers, which have been approved by the FDA and Health Canada and received the European Conformity (CE) Certification, can relieve pain and heal wounds. They may also be used to destroy cancer cells. Theralase Technologies Inc (‘Theralase’, TSXV: TLT) produces laser equipment for biostimulative and biodestructive clinical applications for the…
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Canadian company proposes rare earths mine in WY

September 29, 2014 (Source: Washington Times) -- A Canadian company has proposed a rare earths mineral mine in northeastern Wyoming. Residents say they would welcome the jobs it would create, but are concerned about the impact the $450 million Bear…

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Consumer spending rises again, as U.S. economy finds footing

September 29, 2014 (Source: Toronto Star) -- Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year. Consumer spending in August rose…

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China starts direct yuan/euro trade in FX market

September 29, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- China has allowed the yuan to trade directly against the euro for the first time in its interbank currency market, a step that is likely to increase international usage of the yuan by lowering trading costs.…

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Hong Kong Lenders Feeling Pinch of Bad China Loans

September 29, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- After years of boosting lending into mainland China, the city's banks are reporting rising levels of souring debt, prompting worries among some analysts that Hong Kong's smaller banks may need to…

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Lynas slumps on $83m raising

September 29, 2014 (Source: The West Australian) -- Shares in troubled Lynas Corporation have slumped to a fresh five-year low after the loss-making rare earths company announced an $83 million capital raising to keep it afloat. The raising aims…

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Yara Seeks New Chief as Brandtzaeg Does U-Turn on Top Job

September 26, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Yara International ASA (YAR) began again hunting for a new chief as Svein Richard Brandtzaeg went back on his decision to take the job after the company unveiled talks on a merger to create…

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WTI Oil Set for Second Weekly Gain Before GDP Data

September 26, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- West Texas Intermediate crude advanced, heading for a second weekly gain in New York after data showed the U.S. economy expanded the fastest in almost three years. Brent pared a weekly decline. WTI futures…

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US Economy Expands at Fastest Rate in Nearly Three Years

September 26, 2014 (Source: The Guardian) -- The US economy grew at its fastest rate for two and a half years in the second quarter after a broad-based pick-up in activity, boosting hopes of a sustained recovery. The commerce department…

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EDC turns on geothermal plant

September 26, 2014 (Source: Manila Standard Daily) -- Energy Development Corp., a member of the Lopez Group  and the biggest geothermal steam producer, inaugurated Friday the 49.4-megawatt Nasulo power plant to help boost supply in the Visayas area. “The…

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Gold to Snap Three-Week Losing Streak, Dollar Weighs

September 26, 2014 (Source: Fox Business) -- Gold edged up on Friday, looking set to snap a three-week losing streak, as equity markets slipped, but investors remained wary that a strong dollar could drive prices down again to break…

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Stans Energy Announces AGSM Results

September 26, 2014 (Source: BusinessWire) -- Stans Energy Corp. (TSX-V: HRE, OTCQX: HREEF), (“Stans” or the “Company”), reports on the following results from its Annual and General Special Meeting: Election of Directors: The Nominees listed in the management proxy circular…

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Iranian Oil Minister Calls on OPEC to Prevent Price Slide

September 26, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh urged OPEC members to "make joint efforts" to keep oil prices from falling further, the oil ministry website Shana reported on Friday. "Considering the downward trend in prices, OPEC members should…

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Blackberry Cuts Loss and Sees Rising Sales; Shares Jump

September 26, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- BlackBerry Ltd reported a smaller quarterly loss on Friday and flashed encouraging signals about its hard-pressed smartphone business as well as its software and services sales, spurring a 7 percent jump in its shares.…

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U.S. Stocks Rebound on Corporate Results, GDP Report

September 26, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rebounded from the worst day since July, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index paring a weekly decline, as corporate results topped estimates and data showed the fastest economic growth since 2011.…

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Search Minerals Extends Non-Brokered Financing

September 26, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- THIS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. Search Minerals Inc. ("Search" or the "Company") (TSXV: SMY) announces that the Company has extended its $2,000,000…

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New Research Points to Graphene as a Flexible, Low-Cost Touchscreen Solution

September 26, 2014 (Source: Phys.org) -- New research published today in the journal Advanced Functional Materials suggests that graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, significantly reducing production costs and allowing for more affordable, flexible displays. The majority of…

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JA Solar Multi-Si Solar Cells Achieve 20% Conversion Efficiency

September 26, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO) ("JA Solar" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it achieved 20% solar energy conversion efficiency in its…

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Sirius Minerals PLC: CFO Appointment

September 26, 2014 (Source: Sirius Minerals PLC) -- The Directors of Sirius Minerals Plc (AIM: SXX, OTCQX: SRUXY) ("Sirius" or the "Company") are pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Rhodes as Chief Financial Officer, commencing on 6 October 2014.…

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China Imports More Gold for Holiday; Indian Demand Set to Climb

September 26, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Top bullion consumer China has been importing more gold in September than in the previous month due to demand from retailers stocking up for the upcoming National Day holiday, market sources said. Demand in…

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How Solar Power Could Help Schools Spend More on Education

September 26, 2014 (Source: The Guardian) -- It’s happened. The long summer holidays are over and a new school year has begun – and not just for pupils and teachers. School governors and business managers around the country are meeting…
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