With restart applications trickling in and reactor construction underway throughout the world, a turnaround looks less like an "if" and more like a "when." In this interview, Daivd Talbot discusses the catalysts that could trigger the next uranium boom and the companies that could make investors wish they had arrived at the party a little earlier.
For 2012, the MLR has taken a different approach to the allocation of mining quotas. The first difference is that the ministry does not appear to have published a single list of mining quotas allocated to the provinces and regions, as it has in previous years
Gold prices drifted even lower overnight and this morning as year-end sellers once again cashed still-profitable chips in and opted to park proceeds in cash at least until the first week of 2012 draws to a close.
The opportunities in the junior REE sector are significant. But the junior population is quite large - there are literally hundreds of stocks to choose from that want your dollars. There is also a steep learning curve and there are serious risks.
Concerns about climate change, carbon footprints, energy security and the rising cost of fossil fuels spurred a revival of interest in nuclear power generation in early 2010 and a global civil nuclear renaissance but it derailed with Fukushima-Daiichi.
International coal prices hit $124 per ton this week, the highest levels in five months, as strong demand from reconstruction projects in Japan and reduced supply from flood-ravaged Australia has made coal supply tight.