Capitalising on the natural resources theme and ongoing surge in popularity of investing in exchange-traded funds, Van Eck Global, in collaboration with Deutsche Borse, launched the sixth in its line of Market Vectors ETFs, one that gives U.S. investors a cost-effective means of investing in a portfolio of companies involved in nuclear industry.
Diamond grades are coming in higher than base case estimates and production is growing at the Tirisano Mine in South Africa, while a first gold pour was recently completed at the Youga Gold Mine in Burkina Faso.
Encouraging results obtained for its Phase 1 and 2 drilling programs has prompted Kasbah Resources to move forward with plans to develop a prospective high-grade tin resource in Morocco's Atlas Mountains
City Natural Resources High Yield Trust reported excellent results for fiscal 2007 and its investment managers expect bullish conditions in the precious metals, energy and commodities markets to continue.
With investment and ties between Canadian and Peruvian mining companies and governments continuing to grow and develop, Peruvian brokerage and investment bank Intercapital has opened up an office in Vancouver. Intercapital Canada's Luis Zapata talks to RI about conditions for miners in Peru.
Oil and gold fall and the dollar strengthens as war breaks out in the Caucasus and inflationary expectations are dampened based on continuing weakness in the global economy. Mining shares are faring even worse. RI talks to two experts to gain some valuable insight, perspective and an eye on opportunities.
Hoku Scientific's plans to break into the big league of polysilicon production are shaping up nicely as management recently announced it had secured a long-term power supply as well as additional customer prepayment commitments.
FuelCell Energy is finding buyers for its Direct Fuel Cell technology both here and abroad as electric utilities and governments continue their drive to reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions and enhance energy security.