Russia prepares for large-scale rare earth metals production

The government of Russia’s Murmansk region, a region, located in the northwestern part of Russia, has started a search of an investor for the development of the local Afrikandovsky field of rare-earth metals, according to Alexei Tyukavin, first deputy-governor of the region. According to Murmansk regional government, successfull development of the field will allow to establish a full-scale production of…

Blue Jays, Lithium, Uranium and Pot

Back in April, the smart money picked the Washington Nationals to win the World Series, and with good reason, but as the season played out and Jonathon Papelbon reverted to old school choking, the Nats failed to make the post-season. No playoffs for you! The “experts” were wrong. There were also pre-season picks like St. Louis and the Dodgers, who…

Anthony Julien on the unique manganese and capital structure of Cancana

October 7, 2015 - Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel interviews Anthony Julien, President and CEO of Cancana Resources Corp. (TSXV: CNY) a company focused on exploring and developing the BMC manganese project in Brazil, on their joint venture (JV) partner Ferrometals. Starting with their relationship with JV partner Ferrometals, a special purpose investment vehicle for the Sentient Group, Anthony describes…

Why Alternative Finance will Conquer the $3.3 trillion Market Opportunity?

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Alternative finance is a collaborative funding model that represents the newest phenomenon in funding. With more than 1250 online crowdfunding platforms, alternative financing is breaking new ground, defying conventional financing methods with respect to how businesses raise capital, and taking the world by storm. Though primarily popular for Peer-to-Peer lending and crowdfunding, critical investment banking functions such as risk management,…

Post Nuclear Germany – a Green Myth?

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, Angela Merkel managed to transition from being a Centre Right politician loathed by the European Left to being a darling of the Green Movement. The deed that achieved this transformation in sentiment was the precipitate announcement that Germany would phase out all its nuclear power plant fleet by 2022. It…

Chesapeake Gold measures up to Novagold in peer-to-peer comparison

We reported previously that Chesapeake Gold Corp. (TSXV: CKG | OTCQX: CHPGF) offers an attractive opportunity to investors with its Metates project in Mexico. A comparable peer, Novagold Resources Inc. (TSX: NG | NYSE MKT: NG), offers a similar opportunity to investors with its 50% owned Donlin project in Alaska. But with market capitalizations of $64 MM for Chesapeake vs…

Is there Life After Glencore?

“Everyone loves a winner”… or is it that “Everyone loves an underdog”. Ivan Glasenberg has managed to be unloved either as a winner or as a loser. Frankly, the long-time chief of Glencore has won no friends over the years. Straddling two industries, commodities and mining where big egos are a common denominator, Glasenberg has managed to rub almost everyone…

Volkswagen – No Laughing Gas

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Volkswagen may yet be labelled the worst eco-bandit in memory and maybe for a long time to come. Our calculations show that Volkswagen’s gimmickry led to greenhouse gas emissions (combined emissions from putting 11 millions vehicles on the road over 6 years) at a level between 28% and 57% of Canada’s greenhouse gases emissions in 2013. Canada’s oilsands produce 8.5%…

Russia plans to double uranium production during next five years

Russian nuclear monopoly Rosatom plans to almost double the volume of uranium production during the next five years, despite the current low global prices for the metal. Implementation of these plans will take place by Rosatom through its Uranium One (U1) subsidiary, which is part of Rosatom, bringing together foreign uranium assets of the company. At the initial stage of…

Glencore’s problems leading to a commodity meltdown?

Glencore's problems have lead "many analysts to question whether this might be the commodity sector's Lehman Brothers moment". Those words were on Tuesday included in a news report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation after the local share market lost more than A$40 billion in morning trade, with BHP Billiton falling to its lowest price since the worst days of the…

Lynas CEO Amanda Lacaze to kick off the Global Technology Metals Market Summit in Toronto on October 14th

Monday, September 28, 2015 -- On behalf of the team of, a leading online source of independent investor information, we are pleased to announce Amanda Lacaze, CEO for Lynas Corporation Ltd. as the keynote speaker for the Global Technology Metals Market Summit ( Scheduled for Wednesday, October 14th in Toronto, Canada at the Omni King Edward Hotel, the Global…

Aurora Cannabis’ Terry Booth on the impact of the Allard decision and the election on the Marihuana Industry

September 22, 2015 —  In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky, speaks with Terry Booth, President, CEO and Director of Aurora Cannabis Inc. (CSE: ACB | OTCQB: ACBFF) on the two new Board members and securing the former executive director of the CMCIA for the Aurora management team. They also discuss how Aurora is positioned as rising leaders in the…

Commodities cycle: Is the worst of the pain behind us?

By David Drake_The Soho Loft
Call it “All Quiet on the Commodities Front”. Which is not a bad thing; as this is being written before the Federal Reserve makes its decision on whether to lift interest rates, this feeling of calm is probably a good thing. A lack of volatility – one hopes – means that the Fed won’t scare the commodity horses (in either…

Natasha Sharpe on bridging the capital needs between banks and distressed lenders

August 27, 2015 -- In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Natasha Sharpe CEO of Bridging Finance Inc. about present market challenges for companies seeking to secure capital needs through alternative or debt financing to avoid dilution. Natasha describes how it works at Bridging Finance, a company that is seeking to arrange financing for companies that are strong, growing, or…
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FTSE outperforms as BoE keeps rates unchanged

October 8, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Britain's top share index climbed on Thursday, outperforming major European stock indexes, after the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged and policymakers appeared in no hurry to hike them. The blue-chip FTSE…

China may ease monetary policy as forex reserves slide

October 8, 2015 (Source: The Australian) -- China’s foreign exchange reserves dwindled further last month, a trend that is likely to force the country’s central bank to step up monetary easing. Beijing traditionally has relied on an influx of capital for…

UNLV, Tesla Motors Form Research Partnership

October 8, 2015 (Source: UNLV) -- UNLV and Tesla Motors have formed a research partnership that will draw on the expertise of university faculty to pursue advanced topics in battery manufacturing. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and officials from UNLV…

Researchers create superconducting graphene

October 8, 2015 (Source: Ubyssey) -- UBC researchers were able to demonstrate superconductivity in graphene for the first time according a study published this summer. A letter, published 2012 in Nature, theorized the possibility of inducing superconductivity (conducting without…

Europe needs 100+ nuclear reactors by 2050 says trade group

October 7, 2015 (Source: Penn Energy) -- Europe will need to commission over 100 nuclear reactors by 2050 in order to achieve its energy objectives, nuclear trade association Foratom has said. In a position paper submitted to the European…

France, Japan seek deeper nuclear cooperation

October 7, 2015 (Source: World Nuclear News) -- The prime ministers of France and Japan attended high-level talks in Tokyo on enhancing nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The talks included cooperation in nuclear safety and research on decommissioning…

Kuroda’s Confidence in Japan Means BOJ Retains Power to Surprise

October 7, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s repeated expressions of confidence in Japan’s economic prospects Wednesday offered little case for added stimulus when the BOJ meets again in three weeks. That may be just what he…

Oil-Producing Solar Farm Nears Construction Start by Glasspoint

October 7, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- GlassPoint Solar Inc will begin work on one of the world’s largest solar park this month, with completion planned for late 2017. The 1-gigawatt solar-thermal project will turn water into steam for injection…

China aims to throw more support behind electric vehicles

October 7, 2015 (Source: Hydrogen Fuel News) -- Government intends to develop a better infrastructure to support electric vehicles The Chinese government intends to speed up the construction of a national network designed to charge electric vehicles. The country…

Gold Gains On Shifting Rate Views, Central-Bank Buying

October 7, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Gold was higher in London on Wednesday, with investors continuing to bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve will delay raising interest rates as other central banks stocked up on the precious metal. Spot gold…

Oil Prices Close in on $50 a Barrel in U.S.

October 7, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Oil prices hit multiweek highs in London trading Wednesday, after data out of the U.S. showed a drawdown in crude stocks and an improved demand forecast, boosting investor appetite for the commodity after…

Largo Resources Announces Alliance With Murdock Capital Partners

October 6, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- New York City firm to advance investor awareness and related corporate issues Largo Resources, Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") (LGO: TSX.V), an exploration, development and vanadium producing mining company, today announced the entering into…

Gold Climbs to One-Week High on U.S. Trade Gap, Weak Dollar

October 6, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Gold prices rose to a one-week high on Tuesday after weaker U.S. trade data weighed on the dollar and fanned traders’ hopes that the Federal Reserve might delay increasing interest rates till later this…

Nemaska Lithium Intended Facilities Not Impacted by Fire in Shawinigan

October 6, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Nemaska Lithium Inc. ("Nemaska Lithium" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:NMX)(OTCQX:NMKEF) announces today that the facilities it intends to use for its hydrometallurgical plant project, located in the Resolute Forest Products' former Laurentide plant…

Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.: Northern Vine Begins Security Build

October 6, 2015 (Source: Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.) -- Northern Vine Canada Inc. ("Northern Vine"), a subsidiary of Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (the "Company" or "Abattis") (OTCQX: ATTBF) (CSE: ATT), would like to announce that work has been initiated to complete the leasehold…

Cobalt Could Benefit From Volkswagen, Glencore Troubles

October 6, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- One side-story to the biggest headlines in corporate Europe right now, Glencore PLC and Volkswagen AG , is a minor metal called cobalt. Some analysts believe the price of this metal, used in phones…

Glencore urges rivals to shut lossmaking mines

October 6, 2015 (Source: CNBC) -- Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg stepped up his defence of the under-fire miner and trading house on Monday, calling on rivals to shut unprofitable mines and blaming hedge funds for pushing down commodity prices. Shares…

China reveals more about its secretive currency holdings

October 5, 2015 (Source: Marketwatch) -- Little by little, China’s reserve managers are coming in from the cold. Beyond the hue and cry of the summer yuan currency adjustment, one issue is patently clear. Beijing is making an enormous…

Trans-Pacific Trade Deal a Setback for China

October 5, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- A sweeping trade deal concluded on Monday marks a victory for Japan and other U.S. allies in the battle with China over shaping the future of global commerce. The 12-member Trans-Pacific…

Canadian business owners applaud signing of TPP

October 5, 2015 (Source: The Globe and Mail) -- A broad-cross section of Canadian businesses – from cattle ranchers and grain exporters to small-scale manufacturers – applauded Canada’s signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a monumental trade deal that…

India, Germany forge partnership on climate change

October 5, 2015 (Source: Business Standard) -- India and Germany on Monday decided to forge an Indo-German Climate and Renewable Alliance, a partnership to harness technology, innovation and finance in order to make affordable, clean and renewable energy accessible to…
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