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Jack Lifton and Chris Ecclestone on BNN’s Commodities Thursday, April 17, 2014 April 16, 2014 -- Toronto, ON – ProEdge Media Corp., an online media company since 2001, is pleased to announce the official launch of InvestorIntel.com (“InvestorIntel”). InvestorIntel is a leading global investment intelligence news source for the innovative and entrepreneurial minded. Tracy Weslosky, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of InvestorIntel comments: “My goal was simple -- hire the brightest minds to attract the sharpest audience. InvestorIntel is committed to providing the best all-original content in the financial sectors we cover. By…

South America is the 2nd largest destination for Chinese direct foreign investment

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Trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) relations between China and Latin America and the Caribbean are growing in the past 15 years by a factor of 25 according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The majority of Chinese FDI is directed towards the banking sectors of the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands, but Chinese companies have increasingly been targeting the Latin American natural resource and industrial sector. China has targeted several countries but Brazil and Argentina, which are rich in land, as well as…

New technology for critical metals, agribusiness, nuclear plants, 3-D printing, renewable energy — you name it, Japan’s there

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Having spent a few weeks (involuntarily) accompanying various shopping expeditions in Paris, I have become — suddenly — aware of Uniqlo. The crowds of women of all ages lining up at the cash registers at one of its Paris stores attests to the extraordinary success. And I read that staff are allowed just 60 seconds to process each retail transaction. Now this Japanese designer of casual wear is planning to launch in Australia, with a target of 100 stores in this country. The Uniqlo phenomenon, and I am assured by the shopper in this…

The sizzling silvery-white Indium heats up for a bull run

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Indium (In) – joined at the hip to Zinc: For those zinc bulls amongst us (and my hand shoots up) the received gospel is that that Lead/Zinc supplies are on the wane over the next few years. This is not due to a shortage of the metals on the planet or to potential deposits not being identified but rather due to underinvestment in new mine development on deposits already long-ago identified. This is compounded by a decline in existing production with the closure of big mines such as Century (Australia), Brunswick…

Heartbleed Bug ‘contagion’ creates market malaise

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Our last week ended with the rumbling from the confusion that came from disruptive impact of the Heartbleed bug that had online paranoia at an all-time high. In case you have not drilled down through the endless media coverage and analysis on what happened here’s what your computer(s) and various electronics may or may not have caught: “The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service…

Mining Finance in Capital Markets for Antimony Miners

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I was a guest speaker this week at the 2nd World Antimony Forum in Madrid. My topic was Mining Finance in Capital Markets for Antimony Miners. More on that later (because I was the ultimate speaker). The crowd was a select one indeed with key players from the European and Asian regions with a smattering of North Americans and even some parties from Central and South America. Definitely the forum had the heavy-hitters in attendance. I would also note that composition was more than 90% “Buy Side” (traders, processors, refiners, end-users) versus…

China’s new round of rare earths stockpiling to boost prices

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Regardless of whether you consider the recently opened Baotou Rare Earths Products Exchange or the rare earth stock exchange, the prices of rare earths in China have gained strength recently, buoyed by the efforts of China’s State Bureau of Material Reserve (SBMR) to proceed with a new round of its rare earth stockpiling plan. The state-run ‘China Securities Journal’ reported, on April 9th, that an agreement over reserves has been signed between the SBMR and some large rare earth producers (including China Minmetals Rare Earth, Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth, Chinalco…

Solvay’s toll refining services redirect the downstream rare earth dream

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First Come, First Served: How much water can you pour out of an 8 ounce glass? Does that seem to be a trick question to you? It really isn’t. The answer is 8 ounces. So now let’s look at an analogous question: How much, in total output, of individual rare earths can Solvay’s La Rochelle, France, separation plant with a total installed output capacity of 9,000 metric tons per year process? The answer is obviously that Solvay’s LA Rochelle, France, global rare earth (a phrase I use to indicate that the…

Hop Boyd on the real advantage of having the right chemical processing engineer on the job

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April 10, 2014 -- Hop Boyd Jr., Chief Manager, Process Engineering Associates LLC (PROCESS) speaks to Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel. Hop has been a chemical engineer for many years and he describes his job, in jest, as a "highly educated plumber". Of course, PROCESS does much more than that. It offers process engineering services - as opposed to electrical, mechanical or structural -- from design and to safety services, relying on its over 50 highly qualified, full-time chemical engineers. As a further analogy, Hop describes the typical scenario…

Quest’s revised PEA shows a potential to address the global heavy rare earth and yttrium supply deficit

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China is and will remain the dominant factor when it comes to rare earths but its supremacy is eroding, as it aims to reduce its annual production of rare earths for various reasons to about 90,000 tons per year. In 2010, production was 130,000 tons. Whether China will manage to shut down a vast number of illegal and small mining operators, consolidating the industry in China is another issue. Yet, the demand for rare earths continues to grow. Some analysts predict an annual increase of up to 10%, implying that at…

Stans Energy Chairman provides update on international arbitration case on Kyrgyzstan rare earth claim

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April 9, 2014 -- Rodney Irwin, Chairman and acting President of Stans Energy Corp. (‘Stans’, TSX-V: HRE | OTCQX: HREEF) speaks to Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel about the complexities of Kyrgyzstan and how Stans has managed to deal with them and one of the most recent and flagrant examples has been the Inter-District Court of Bishkek ruling in favor of the Kyrgyz General Prosecutor's Office (SPO) with respect to its claim regarding Stans' Kutessay II Project. The decision, as it stands, would essentially imply the annulment of Stans’…

Cobalt: Recovery out of the Blue?

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Cobalt is one of the biggest of the specialty metals. Its global volumes are sizeable at over 100,000 tpa BUT it is almost exclusively a by-product of some other mining activity with very few primary mines of consequence. Cobalt is almost always a by-product of nickel or copper mining. As a result those metals have to be viable to mine before the cobalt can be justified. In periods of bad prices for those metals (with mine closures) production of cobalt drops in tandem (as can be seen in the 1990s in…

Titanium: The Future’s So White, I Gotta Wear Shades

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Argex Titanium is a story that I have followed for some time. Being in Vancouver for the Industrial Minerals Congress, and having Argex here and presenting, reminded me that I should probably say something about it. Full disclosure, Stormcrow is doing work for Argex. Yes, this puts us in conflict. After all, they are paying me, so I have to say nice things, right?  Of course, I also want to work for good companies, because if I work for lousy ones, then I probably won’t be doing much in relatively short order. At the…

Agribusiness trends upward, Zinc hunt in full force, and ‘Shiny Black Gold’ leads the market

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Let’s enjoy this ride as March is the last month we will have the REE Leaders Index. And for the record, this is the only rare earth index in the world calculated by FTSE. Alas, REEL closed down 9.50%, closing at 284.01 versus the InvestorIntel members – up +2.17%. I was in NYC at John Tumazos Very Independent Research event on Monday, so you’re in luck this week with both the month-in-review for March 2014 and week-in-review ending April 4th, so you can get your gas pedals ready as I Tesla-drive…
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Alaskan Senate Bill 99 allows for financing of REE and Multi-Mineral Mines near Ketchikan

Legislation to Grow Southeast Alaska Economy Moves Forward:(JUNEAU) -- The House Labor and Commerce Committee has moved Senate Bill 99, sponsored by Senator Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), which would give the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) the ability to issue bonds for two multi-mineral mining projects in Southeast Alaska while also making technical amendments to the Sustainable Energy Transmission…

Ucore Announces Increase in Non-brokered Private Placement and Closing of Second Tranche

April 16, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S. Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UCU), ("Ucore" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that further to its news release dated April 11, 2014, it has closed the second tranche of a non-brokered private placement ("Private Placement") by issuing 8,104,281 units…

Galway Metals Inc. completes $660,000 private placement

April 16, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Galway Metals Inc. (TSX-V: GWM) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed a non-brokered private placement financing (the "Financing"), as previously announced on March 31, 2014. The Financing consisted of the sale of 6,600,000 units (each, a "Unit") at a price of $0.10 per Unit, with each Unit consisting of one common share…

WTO ruling another defeat for China

April 16, 2014 (Source: China Daily) -- Two years after the United States, the European Union and Japan filed a complaint in the World Trade Organization against China's export restrictions on rare earths, the WTO issued a Panel report last month which determined that the Chinese actions were inconsistent with the world body's trading rules. This is the second such…

China’s rare earth firm Q1 profit slumps 70 pct

April 16, 2014 (Source: Xinhua) -- China's major rare earth producer Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Group said its net profit slumped 71.71 percent year on year to 69.38 million yuan (11.26 million U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2014. Its revenue tumbled 52.76 percent from the same period last year to 1.09 billion yuan, according to the company's…

China to Stockpile More Rare Earths, Huachuang Says

April 16, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- China may stockpile more medium-to-heavy rare earths this year as the nation prepares to contest a World Trade Organization ruling against its export controls, said Peng Bo, an analyst at Huachuang Securities Co. The government is in talks with producers to purchase materials such as terbium, lutetium and yttrium, which are used in applications ranging…

Economic report offers comprehensive analysis of Rare Earths industry

April 16, 2014 (Source: Recycling Portal) -- The Rare Earth Technology Alliance (RETA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) have released a first of its kind economics report on rare earths.  “The Economic Benefits of the North American Rare Earths Industry” examines the essential role of rare earths in the economy and in many downstream products. “Addressing the growth and…

Nemaska Lithium Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option

April 15, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. WIRE NEWS SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES Nemaska Lithium Inc. ("Nemaska" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:NMX)(OTCQX:NMKEF) announces today the closing of an offering pursuant to which an aggregate of 3,900,000 units of the Corporation (the "Units"), at a price of $0.125 per Unit,…

Pele Mountain Announces Option Grant

April 14, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Pele Mountain Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GEM) (OTCQX:GOLDF) ("Pele" or the "Company") announced that it has granted 250,000 incentive stock options to one individual director. The options are exercisable at $0.10 per share and expire on December 31, 2018. The exercise price of the options granted is above the closing price of Pele's common shares on…

Tasman Files Financial Results for the Six Months Ended February 28, 2014

April 14, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Tasman Metals Ltd. ("Tasman" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TSM)(FRANKFURT:T61)(NYSE MKT:TAS) - Mr. Mark Saxon, President & CEO, announces that the Company has made its interim filings for the quarter ended February 28, 2014, with United States and Canadian Regulators on April 14, 2014. The Company's interim report for the quarter ended February 28, 2014, is…

Geomega Resources Inc.: Closing of Aggregate of $3,315,000 Brokered Private Placement

April 14, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Further to the news releases of February 28th and March 19th, 2014, Geomega Resources Inc. ("GéoMégA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GMA) announces the final closing (the "Final Tranche") of a brokered private placement with Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. ("IAS") acting as agent consisting of 1,796,000 units (the "Units") at a subscription price of $0.60 per…

Ucore Announces Receipt of $6.56 Million in Subscriptions for Non-Brokered Private Placement and Closing of First Tranche

April 11, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UCU), ("Ucore" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement ("Private Placement") of 10,577,631 units ("Units") at $0.38 per Unit for gross proceeds of approximately $4,019,500. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the…

Nuinsco Resources Limited Clarifies Technical Disclosure

April 11, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Nuinsco Resources Limited ("Nuinsco" or the "Company") (TSX:NWI) (www.nuinsco.ca) today announces that, in connection with a review by the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") of the Company's technical disclosure under National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") concerning the Prairie Lake property, the Company is issuing this news release to…

U.S. and China appeal WTO rulings

April 11, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- The United States and China have both appealed against recent rulings in disputes at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), filings published by the WTO showed on Friday. The United States said it wanted to correct some legal issues in a case that it brought jointly with the European Union and Japan, handing China a heavy defeat over its restrictions…

Largo provides operational update

April 10, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Symbol: LGO (TSX.V) - Construction 99.8% complete - Commissioning complete or underway on all systems - Largo adds senior vanadium technical manager to operations team Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an operational update for its 100% owned Maracas Vanadium Project (the "Project"). Construction of the Project is now 99.8%…

Nemaska Lithium Confirms 99.99% Lithium Hydroxide from 1,000 Hour Test and Confirms Operating and Capital Expenditures for Feasibility Study

April 10, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Nemaska Lithium Inc. ("Nemaska" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: NMX) (OTCQX:NMKEF) is pleased to provide an update on the 1,000 hour test of its patent pending electrolysis process. The test was successfully completed on one configuration of electrolysis cells. This electrolysis configuration has been commercially used in the sodium chloride industry for decades. Chemically speaking,…

Pele Mountain Enters Into Access Agreement to Sample Elliot Lake Mine Tailings for Rare Earths

April 10, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Pele Mountain Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GEM)(OTCQX:GOLDF) ("Pele" or the "Company") announced today that Pele has entered into an Access Agreement with Rio Algom Limited ("RAL"), granting Pele the right, at its cost, to access and take samples from one or more of RAL's Elliot Lake, Ontario tailings management areas, to test primarily for rare earths.…

China’s Rare Earth Exchange Begins Trading Following WTO Ruling

April 10, 2014 (Source: China Briefing) -- China’s first rare earth exchange, Baotou Rare Earth Products Exchange, announced in a statement last month the commencement of trading in three rare earth metals – europium oxide, praseodymium-neodymium oxide and cerium oxide. Following an adverse ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding China’s export regulations on rare earth metals, China’s Baotou…

Global Cobalt Reports on Final Assay Results and Prepares for NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Report on Karakul Cobalt Project

April 9, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- GLOBAL COBALT CORP. (TSXV:GCO) ("Global Cobalt" and/or the "Company") (TSXV:GCO) is pleased to release the final drill results from the Winter 2013 work program at the Karakul Project in the Altai region of Russia. Drill Hole Highlights: -Drilling in Eastern Zone represents over 900m of strike extent of mineralisation with limited drilling and is considered…

Orbite Provides Update on Financing

April 9, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT)(OTCQX:EORBF) ("Orbite" or the "Corporation"), a cleantech company currently commercializing its high-purity alumina process, today provided a general update on its previously announced financing activities. The change in provincial government resulting from the April 7, 2014 elections in Québec, is not expected to have any impact on the financing presently being finalized…

Quest Releases a Revised and Substantially-Improved PEA Development Plan for its Strange Lake Project

April 9, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. (TSX:QRM)(NYSE MKT:QRM) is pleased to announce the completion of a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") based on Quest's revised and substantially-improved development plan for its Strange Lake Rare Earth Project. The new development plan significantly reduces the market, operational and financial risks of the Strange Lake Project. The PEA estimates construction capital…

Tasman Commences Pre-Feasibility Study for Norra Karr Heavy Rare Earth Element Project, Sweden

April 8, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Tasman Metals Ltd. ("Tasman" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TSM)(FRANKFURT:T61)(NYSE MKT:TAS). Mr. Mark Saxon, President and CEO, is pleased to announce the commencement of a Pre-Feasibility Study ("PFS") for the Norra Karr heavy rare earth element ("REE") project in Sweden. Following an extensive review process, Tasman's management has selected a highly qualified technical team with REE…

Great Western Minerals Enters Into Memorandum of Understanding for REE Separation Services

April 8, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ("GWMG" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: GWG) (OTCQX: GWMGF), a leader in the manufacture and supply of rare earth element-based metals and metal alloys and holder of a low cost, high-grade critical rare earth asset (the "Steenkampskraal Project" or "SKK"), announced that it has entered into a non-binding memorandum of…

Largo Appoints Mr. Alexandre Monteiro to its Board of Directors

April 7, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alexandre Monteiro to its Board of Directors. Mr. Monteiro is a Metallurgical Engineer based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who earned a PhD in Mineral Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley as well as a Masters' degree in Metallurgical Engineering…

EEC Zeroes Duties on Rare-Earth Metals

April 4, 2014 (Source: BelTA) -- The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has temporarily zeroed import customs duties on rare-earth metals. The decision was made by the EEC Council, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Commission. Import customs duties were zeroed with respect to such rare-earth metals as scandium and yttrium in their pure form, mixtures or alloys, the press…
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