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Levon acquires 10% of one of Nevada’s most promising precious metals assets

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Last week, the precious metals explorer Levon Resources (‘Levon’, TSX: LVN | OTCQX: LVNVF) announced that the company has entered into an agreement with the emerging gold producer Pershing Gold Corporation to purchase a total of USD$ 9.85 million worth of its shares (35,178,572 ordinary shares). This corresponds to 9.9% of the total. In a separate release, Levon has announced that the company…

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The impact of ebola and oil wildcards on the global economy

Global economy: IMF points to fissures, downside and short-term risks Financial markets danced wildly in the first half of October as investors contemplated the importance of economic indicators and realized the global economy is showing signs of weakness. The IMF released its biannual World Economic Outlook in October pointing to downward revision in global economic growth for the second half…

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Chinese authority launches new special campaign to fight illegal rare earths

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Chinese top authority has vowed to severely punish malpractice in the mining, production and circulation of rare earths, amid fears of the country’s rare earth exports to lose control after implementation of World Trade Organization ruling in the next year. On October 11th, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released on its website a statement titled “Letter of…

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Confidence of Lynas’s financiers to signal a more profitable change for the rare earths sector?

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Lynas Corp (ASX: LYC) is developing one of the most prolific rare earth resources in the world at its Mount Weld property in Western Australia reported a 24%, year to year, sales increase in September for the First Quarter, as its Malaysian plant has finally reached full capacity. Moreover, the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) granted Lynas a Full Operating…

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Elcora Resources changes its name and focus on the Graphene revolution

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October 15, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Dr. Ian Flint, VP of processing and Refining at Elcora Resources (TSXV: ERA), a world renowned expert on graphene, about the kind of graphite that is best suited to produce graphene. The main advantage of Elcora’s Sri Lankan graphite is that it comes out of the ground already…

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Stans Energy can use the new geopolitical order in its quest for justice

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Stans Energy Corp. (TSXV: HRE | OTCQX: HREEF) announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued an order prohibiting the Kyrgyz Republic and Kyrgyzaltyn JSC  “from selling, disposing, exchanging, assigning, transferring, pledging or encumbering 47,000,000 shares  in the capital of Centerra Gold Inc. (which is operating the Kumtor Gold Mine near Bishkek). Stans obtained the order as part…

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Graphite Market Review: Mixed performance despite a lot of good news

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Graphite Market Review — Of the graphite stocks InvestorIntel tracks, market performance was mixed, down 1.33% overall. The biggest winners for the week ended October 10, 2014 were; Energizer Resources Inc. (TSXV: EGZ) (OTCQX: ENZR), up 11.11% and 8.02%, respectively. Mason Graphite Inc. (TSXV: LLG) (OTCQX: MGPHF) up 7.81% and 10.71%, respectively on positive news, (see below). On the down…

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The economics of Ebola

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The World Heath Organization (WHO) has labeled the current Ebola outbreak a major epidemic if not the most significant health crisis of modern times. Without health funding, it has potential to become a significant economic crisis. The Ebola outbreak has now killed more than 4,000 people, according to the World Health Organization. Until now compared to HIV/AIDS or the Spanish…

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Market Movers of the Week: Stria Lithium +16.67%, Energizer Resources +11.11% & Mason Graphite +10.71%

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Did you catch the news Theralase Technologies Inc. put out last week about their partnership with SAFC in the manufacturing of anti-cancer drugs? Allow me to congratulate them for their ongoing efforts towards the elimination of pain, reduction of inflammation and dramatic acceleration of tissue healing in our planet as they averaged up the InvestorIntel biotech members to +0.45% for the week -- TSXV:…

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The Ebola health crisis is shaking up the iron ore sector

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Since last July, there have been rumors of a merger between the Australian mining group Rio Tinto and the Swiss metal trading giant Glencore, which has long wanted to secure a major position in the iron ore market. Glencore’s iron ore quest might well be linked to its attempts to increase business with China. Rio Tinto has rejected Glencore’s advances;…

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Smart Wearable Electronics Systems (SWS) mark the beginning of yet another era in consumer electronics

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The unveiling of the Apple Watch (NASDAQ: AAPL) in September marked a new era in consumer electronics. Apple isn’t the first vendor to come up with wearable electronics as for example Fitbit, but Apple’s market recognition and reach suggest wearable electronics are shifting well past the guaranteed enthusiasm of early adopters toward mainstream consumers, marking the beginning of yet another…

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Solar companies make hay while sun shines on industry

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In the past year I've become much more bullish on the prospects for distributed solar generation. Distributed simply means that the energy production, in this case solar energy, is produced at or near the place where it's consumed. Don't get me wrong, solar still enjoys some State and Federal kickbacks, but even without that help solar will definitely become competitive…

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NexGen Energy proving to be an appetizing investment target

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NexGen Energy Ltd. (‘NexGen’, TSXV: NXE) is a British Columbia based company involved in exploring and acquiring uranium projects in Canada and especially in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, where it has 100% holdings and controlling interests in promising projects, one of which, the Radio Project, is immediately adjacent to Rio Tinto's Roughrider Deposit. Today, NexGen announced that it has signed an…

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Sanctions against Russia ignore the real politik of the markets

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The crisis in Ukraine, which started around last November, has intensified and exacerbated tensions between Russia and NATO to a degree unknown since the pre-Gorbachev Soviet Union.On September 30, The European Union decided to renew and add new sanctions against Russia, claiming that the peace plan in Ukraine has not yet been respected. Brussels had hinted that it would consider…

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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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Flinders Resources and Big North Graphite provide merger update

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Star Minerals Group Ltd. Corporate Update

October 20, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Star Minerals Group Ltd. (CSE:SUV) ("Star") announces further to the news release dated August 6, 2014, an update on the operations of its Casey - Snider placer gold project. As at October 10th, 2014,…

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Levon Files Cordero Technical Report on SEDAR

October 20, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Levon Resources Ltd. (Levon or the Company) (TSX:LVN)(OTCQX:LVNVF)(BERLIN:LO9)(FRANKFURT:LO9) is pleased to report that further to its news release of September 3, 2014, it has filed its latest NI 43-101 compliant report on its bulk…

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Gold Prices Climb as Dollar, Stocks Ease

October 20, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Gold futures rose Monday as softer U.S. equities and a weaker dollar bolstered investor interest in protective assets like precious metals. The most actively traded contract, for December delivery, was recently…

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Government may Reimpose Curbs on Gold Imports

October 20, 2014 (Source: NDTV) -- The government of India is mulling over reimposing some restrictions on gold imports after Diwali as higher inward shipments of the metal in the last few months have pushed up the trade deficit, a…

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Australia set to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials

October 20, 2014 (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) -- The Australian Federal Police are poised to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials within weeks, in an unprecedented joint operation with their Chinese counterparts. In an exclusive interview with Fairfax Media, Commander…

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Saudi August Oil Exports Fall to Lowest In Three Years

October 20, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Saudi crude exports fell in August for the fourth month in a row to their lowest levels in three years, official data showed on Monday, as the top oil exporter fights for market share…

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Moody’s warns on housing, but Canada retains top rating

October 20, 2014 (Source: Globe & Mail) -- Canada remains at the top of the world’s credit-rating heap thanks to its fast-approaching balanced budget and a stable banking system, but the country’s high household debts and climbing house prices…

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Japanese PM Abe suffers setback as two ministers quit

October 20, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Two Japanese cabinet ministers resigned on Monday over the dubious use of political funds, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since he took office in December 2012. The resignations of the…

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Taipan Announces Increase in Prospective Resources on Block 1 Kenya

October 20, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Taipan Resources Inc. ("Taipan" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TPN)(OTCQX:TAIPF) is pleased to announce that an independent assessment of the Company's prospective resources on Block 1, northern Kenya has been completed by RPS Energy in…

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Solid Data, Earnings Push World Stocks Higher

October 20, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Global stocks climbed on Monday, moving further away from eight-month lows hit last week, as strong U.S. data and encouraging third-quarter earnings eased concerns about the pace of global economic recovery. The MSCI world…

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Energy storage of the future

October 20, 2014 (Source: Phys.org) -- Personal electronics such as cell phones and laptops could get a boost from some of the lightest materials in the world. Lawrence Livermore researchers have turned to graphene aerogel for enhanced electrical energy…

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Gold Climbs above $1,240/Oz as European Stocks Retreat

October 20, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold snapped two days of losses on Monday as renewed weakness in European stocks boosted interest in the metal as an alternative asset, though a tentative recovery in risk appetite on other markets limited…
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