Miraculins on the $90mm value non-invasive diabetes test deal and pioneering diagnostic testing

January 27, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Christopher Moreau, President, CEO & Director for Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM) about the Scout technology, a non-invasive diabetes test and their recent $90mm value deal with a Chinese pharmaceutical company. They also discuss the significant milestones for 2014 and looking ahead as Miraculins focuses on diagnostic tests…

The Rising Star in the Manganese Battery Space

It seems appropriate having just written on Great Western’s recent travails to take a look at the executives that first brought GWG to its initially success before decamping to their new vehicle Star Minerals (CSE: SUV). Nowadays the company is a Saskatoon-based, diversified exploration-stage company, with a primary focus on strategic technology metals. Star Minerals was known as Star Uranium…

The European Holy Grail for Rare Earths: Tasman Metals

Tasman Metals Ltd. (TSXV: TSM | NYSE MKT: TAS) is a Canadian company for jurisdictional and thereby regulatory purposes that just announced their Pre-Feasibility Study for the Norra Karr heavy rare earth element project in Sweden. Its rare earths’ deposit under development is in Sweden and the CAPEX now and OPEX in the future will therefore be payable in Swedish Crowns.…

Gold Takeover Targets: Cheaper to Buy than Build

Takeover Target Series Part 2 --  The takeover market is heating up as mining companies look for less risky ways to expand operations, amid a prolonged slump in key commodities. In December, Coeur Mining Inc. announced it was buying Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. for USD$146M, giving Paramount's shareholders a 20% premium. Last week Probe Mines' shareholders received about a…

Dr. Duchesne responds to media frenzy on fish sperm for rare earths

Note from the Publisher: Dr. Luc Duchesne was asked to respond to the wide ranging coverage this month from Newsweek to the Smithsonian Magazine that claim fish sperm may hold the secret to both the recycling and extraction of rare earths. Fish sperm to extract rare earth elements: first come first serve for flowsheet integration In December 2004 a group of Japanese scientists demonstrated…

Lifton on Molycorp rumors and ‘zombie’ investors

Molycorp, a symbol of the great awakening of Rare Earths in the American domestic market, has now run into a perfect storm of “bad stuff” that threatens to potentially blast the cause of Rare Earths production back by a decade rather than expedite Western independence from Chinese dominance. In retrospect we can say that the very foreseeable consequence of globalization of Western…

Equities quiet leading into ECB QE announcement

Rivkin: Equities quiet leading into ECB QE announcement, Canadians cut rates unexpectedly, yen to take a back seat to euro, ASX futures up 39 Alleged leaked conversations from European policy makers have reports emerging of a 50 billion per month quantitative easing package emerging from the ECB, following tonight's policy decision. The market was roughly expecting a 500 million euro…

Mosaic setting bullish tone for potash in 2015

Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) is expected to announce significantly higher profit (the presentation will be on February 11), for the fourth quarter than expected thanks to thriving sales of phosphate products. Mosaic’s results suggest that the potash majors can experience a bullish start to 2015. Mosaic’s performance confirms a bullish trend in mineral fertilizers already noted at the end of 2014…

Gold rallies thanks to tailwind from Swiss Central Bank

InvestorIntelReport: Last year on November 30th, Switzerland held a referendum that could have, for all practical purposes, restored something akin to the gold standard, potentially allowing for gold prices to soar. The referendum did not pass; however, last week, the Swiss government played another wild card, suddenly deciding to de-peg the value of the Swiss Franc (CHF) from the Euro.…

Berry’s 2015 forecast calls for lithium and cobalt to have a very good year

January 16, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Chris Berry, Co-Editor of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal and Sr. Editor for InvestorIntel on how the resource market is officially at the bottom, and shares his forecasts for 2015. Tracy Weslosky: Chris I want to start by talking to you about your forecast for 2015. If you…

Perovskite: A Mineral With The Potential To Make Solar Shine

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After several tough years, solar photovoltaic (PV) power continued its stellar growth trajectory in 2014 and it has been exciting to watch. With 139 Gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity installed globally and estimates of an additional 46 GW anticipated in 2014, solar accounted for almost half of clean energy investment last year. This totaled $149.6 billion versus $114.7 billion in…

MDN poised to take advantage of higher than expected niobium demand

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MDN Inc. (‘MDN’, TSX: MDN) is one of the very few North American companies targeting niobium production. Last August, MDN started exploration at its 100% owned Samaqua property, in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean area of Quebec, due to its physical proximity to the Crevier niobium and tantalum project (72.5% owned by MDN and 27.5% by Niobec Inc., a subsidiary of Iamgold Corp.).…

Lifton sets Dresner of the Washington Post straight on the Chinese business model and American sustainability

Chinese Nationalism will not get in the Way of Good Business
The Virtual Reality in which Academics, Who have Low Experience of Ordinary Business Operations and Practices and an Extraordinarily High Opinion of Economic Theories -- Live First of all, please read the following conclusion of a recent article in the Washington Post by a credentialed expert in economics: “So, in other words, China’s 2010 rare earth gambit resulted in an…

Volatility, low interest rates, risk of deflation and Chinese REE defiance of WTO

InvestorIntelReport: The markets continued to be marked by volatility in the week, ending on January 9 due to several reasons including continuously declining oil prices, heightened fears of international terrorism and lower wages – as has emerged from labor market data released by the US Government. In Europe, fears of deflation and a Greek exit from the Euro added to…

GrowPros Cannabis offers a bridge between medicinal marihuana companies and institutional financing

January 6, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Ryan Brown, CEO  of GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc. (CSE: GCI) about the recent merger between Mazorro and GrowPros and their acquisition mandate for 2015 Tracy Weslosky: You just recently made an announcement about a merger that you made, yes? Mazzoro is now GrowPros Cannabis Ventures --…

Chris Berry’s ‘forecasts’ for the global economy and metals market in 2015

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”  -  Yogi Berra In the time that I have been writing on the metals markets and global economy, one mainstay has always been reading the tsunami of year end research reports laying out predictions for the year ahead. Almost universally, these well-written and tirelessly researched musings all share one consistent trait:…

Going Sideways and the Miraculins on Bay St.

"The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways." -- Gene Hackman InvestorIntelReport: Many years ago, when I used to have to negotiate with teenagers – a memory, I have aptly forgotten; I recall one frustration that was remedied through repetition and reward. As anyone who has teens can attest to….decision making is not their forte. So…
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Northern Graphite Appoints Endeavour Financial as Offtake/Debt Financing Advisor

January 27, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGC)(OTCQX:NGPHF) announces that it has appointed Endeavour Financial Limited (Cayman) ("Endeavour") as its exclusive advisor with respect to negotiating and structuring strategic partnerships and offtake agreements, and raising debt financing,…

Why Saudis Are Holding Strong on Oil

January 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg View) -- A consensus has emerged since the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will not change course on oil policy. This consensus is probably right, at least for the…

Senior China and Indonesia officials discuss economic cooperation

January 27, 2015 (Source: Want China Times) -- High-ranking officials from China and Indonesia held a high-level meeting in Beijing on Monday to promote bilateral economic cooperation. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economy Sofyan…

Russia raises gold holdings for 9th month in a row – IMF

January 27, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Russia raised its gold reserves for a ninth straight month in December as the country continued to add to the fifth-biggest gold holdings in the world, data from the International Monetary Fund showed…

Flinders completes sales of all 2014 graphite production

January 27, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Flinders Resources Limited ("Flinders" or the "Company") (TSXV: FDR) is pleased to provide an update on the production and sales of flake graphite from the Woxna mine in Sweden. In July 2014, the Company…

Carlisle Completes Share Consolidation

January 26, 2015 (Source: Newsfile) -- Carlisle Goldfields Limited (TSX: CGJ) (OTCQX: CGJCF) ("Carlisle" or the "Company").  Further to the receipt of majority shareholder approval at its recent Annual General and Special Meeting held on January 15, 2015 and the…

Texas Rare Earth Resources Announces Completion of Rights Offering

January 26, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER), an exploration company specializing in the heavy rare earths, today announced that it has completed its previously announced rights offering. The Company raised approximately $940,000 in…

CME Starts Gold Futures in Hong Kong in Price-Benchmark Race

January 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- CME Group Inc. (CME) started physically delivered kilobar gold futures in Hong Kong as it joins other exchanges vying to establish new price benchmarks in the top user region. The contract listed on…

Will the India-US nuclear deal work?

January 26, 2015 (Source: BBC) -- "It's a joyous, happy moment," chimed Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a senior functionary of India's main opposition Congress party, after the US and India announced a breakthrough on a pact that will allow American…

Researchers Make Magnetic Graphene

January 26, 2015 (Source: UC Riverside) -- Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, has many desirable properties. Magnetism alas is not one of them. Magnetism can be induced in graphene by doping…

Geomega Resources Inc.: Management Appointments

January 26, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Highlights of the news release: Dr. Pouya Hajiani promoted Chief Technology Officer Mr. Derek Lindsay appointed Chief Financial Officer Mr. Kiril Mugerman officialised Director of Corporate Development Geomega Resources Inc. ("GéoMégA" or the "Company")…

India Gets Obama’s Backing for $160 Billion Solar Push

January 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- India’s audacious plan to create a solar industry on the scale of China’s almost from scratch gained credibility with President Barack Obama’s pledge to lend U.S. financial support for the program. Without giving any…

Oil prices turn positive as OPEC sec gen calls bottom to market

January 26, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil prices turned positive on Monday, erasing early losses after the Secretary-General of the OPEC producer group said he expected the market to bottom out around current levels. March Brent crude was trading…

Tokyo’s hydrogen mission starts now

January 26, 2015 (Source: Japan Times) -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is setting up a ¥40 billion fund to promote the use of hydrogen energy and promote Japan’s ecological technologies ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games. The fund, according…

German Business Confidence Rises as Stimulus Effects Build

January 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- German business confidence rose for a third month as falling energy costs and anticipation of more European Central Bank stimulus helped lift optimism about an economic recovery. The Ifo institute’s business climate index,…

TSX rises as investors cheer central bank measures

January 23, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Canada's main stock index advanced to its highest in nearly 2 months on Friday as investors welcomed moves by the Bank of Canada and the European Central Bank earlier this week. The Canadian…

3D Printing Could Create World’s First Bionic Man

January 23, 2015 (Source: Forbes) -- 3D printing has captured a lot of attention thanks to its science fiction connotations. In reality, 3D printing is anything but fiction since it’s available in many households – even as a sophisticated…

Global central banks manning the battle stations

January 23, 2015 (Source: CNBC) -- Central banks are in combat mode. On the front lines: Europe, Denmark, Canada, Switzerland, Peru and India. Each of their central banks has taken unprecedented and dramatic action to ease policy and weaken…
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