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Canadian court to hear Stans Energy appeal over Kyrgyz Republic’s unpaid $118M

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 24, 2015
Canadian court to hear Stans Energy appeal over Kyrgyz Republic’s unpaid $118M

The frozen payment corresponds to what the Kyrgyz Republic was told by an international arbitration court to give Stans for revoking its rare earth mining licenses in the country.

Luisa Moreno explains why metallurgy is so important in critical metals projects

The Gold Report | July 24, 2015
Value of US mineral production decreased in 2013

Luisa Moreno, managing partner and analyst with Toronto-based Tahuti Global, says there are many things investors must pay attention to when it comes to critical metals projects, but nothing should trump metallurgy.

New study: Costs of permitting delays to mining projects

National Mining Association | July 24, 2015
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Study shows half of a mining project's value can be lost due to permitting delays.

US mining policy and global competitiveness

National Mining Association | July 24, 2015
Seven familiar names shortlisted to head Anglo American

Mark Fellows, director of metals consulting at SNL Metals & Mining, explains why permitting delays happen, what they’re costing our economy and how to fix it.

Mining firms should act now to stay ahead of local content rules

Achilles | July 24, 2015
Mining firms should act now to stay ahead of local content rules

Global miners could be at risk of losing valuable exploration and operating licences unless they step up their efforts to award work to suppliers in the locality of contracts.

Global miners improve policies on community consent, while oil and gas lag

Oxfam America | July 23, 2015
Global miners improve policies on community consent, while oil and gas lag

Implementation of “free, prior and informed consent” policies vital tool to prevent conflict and costs to companies, reveals study published Thursday by Oxfam.

Saxony develops new resource technologies for Rare Earth Elements

G.U.B. Ingenieur AG | July 21, 2015

Scientists and engineers develop innovative technologies for enhanced resource efficiency of critical technology metals.

Canada's resource industry calls for government collaboration on three key challenges

Industry highlights top priorities at the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference

Chinese rare earth metals exchange to pay $6.4bn owed to investors

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 20, 2015
Chinese rare earth metals exchange to pay $6.4bn owed to investors

The announcement came after the Fanya Metal Exchange saw hundreds of investors protesting outside the building last week.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Little left to lose

Perhaps. But when a sector is so downtrodden that it barely shrugs at major global economic events, there is little left to lose.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Data shows investing is heavily biased by Geography

Visual Capitalist | July 14, 2015
Data shows investing is heavily biased by Geography - percentage map

For investors, there’s no place like home. Data shows that investors are heavily sector-biased based on where they live.

Time to tackle rare earths toxic underbelly

Huffington Post UK | July 10, 2015
The Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex.

On April 2, 2015, the BBC ran an investigative report that illustrated rare earth mining's trail of destruction. It raises an important question: How is that such important commodities continue to be mined with such low environmental standards?

The fate of global rare earth miners rests on a China smuggling crackdown

Reuters | July 10, 2015

The fate of debt-ridden U.S. rare earth miner Molycorp rests on China's efforts to crack down on networks that smuggled as much as 40,000 tonnes of the vital technology metals out of the country last year, driving down global prices.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC – Crisis investing: How 14 asset classes performed in times of distress

Visual Capitalist | July 8, 2015
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Today's infographic compares how 14 different asset classes have performed during the last five crises.

These are the top business risks mining and metals firms face

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 7, 2015
These are the top business risks mining and metals firms face

Getting — and keeping — a social license to operate, as well as resource nationalism, remain among the top five business risks for the industry.

Stansberry's Matt Badiali shares his guide to avoiding pitfalls in the climb to resource investing heights

The Gold Report | July 7, 2015
Vancouver explorer rockets on Nevada gold drilling results

Successful resource investors have to make their way past a lot of money pits before they find a stock that will make it to the top.

Primary and recycled rhenium supplies stable, ‘engine revert’ increasing rapidly

Roskill publishes new market outlook for rhenium; forecasts that rising demand for rhenium in aero engines will likely be satisfied by increasing supply of secondary rhenium contained in ‘engine revert’ produced from end-of-life gas turbine parts.

Two lithium juniors combine in $80 million deal

Michael Allan McCrae | July 2, 2015
Western Lithium and Lithium Americas announce Merger, Consolidating Strategic Lithium Deposits in North and South America

Achieve more at scale.

US Gov’t offers $20 million to projects aimed at recovering rare earths from coal

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 1, 2015
US Gov’t offers $20 million to projects aimed at recovering rare earths from coal

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has been investigating the economic feasibility of recovering the coveted elements from coal.

US bankruptcy judge refuses Molycorp request for loan

Investing.com | June 26, 2015

Molycorp Inc failed to get approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy judge on Friday to borrow about $44 million at the rare earth producer's first bankruptcy hearing.

Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.

Molycorp, Inc. signs restructuring support agreement with key creditors

Molycorp, Inc. | June 25, 2015

The agreement provides for a financial restructuring of the Company's $1.7 billion in debt and provides up to $225 million in gross proceeds in new financing to support operations while the Company completes negotiations with creditors.

Battery grade graphite set for record year

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China’s output of spherical graphite has continued to go from strength to strength in Q2 2015 on the back of strong lithium ion battery demand from Asia.

Paul Renken's gold, graphite and REE names poised for gains

The Gold Report | June 23, 2015

In this interview with The Gold Report, Renken suggests some of his favorite graphite and rare earth names, as well as a handful of gold equity picks.

The rare earth challenge

CSIRO | June 18, 2015
One in ten Australian mining professionals unemployed

While not especially rare and not really earths, there is no doubting the difficulties in mining and processing the rare earth group of metals, or their importance to the global economy.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Every Chinese overseas investment over $100m visualized

Visual Capitalist | June 17, 2015
China's stake in rare earths market shrinking

Showing over 1,250 attempted transactions, this list includes both successful and failed attempts in order to visualize the ebb and flow of Chinese investments up until mid-2014.

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