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It’s not easy going green

2019.07.06 As Kermit the Frog used to say, “It’s not easy being green.”. Or to paraphrase the affable muppet slightly, it’s not easy going green. The modernization and electrification of…

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US prepares for Currency war

2019.06.27 The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis serves as a reminder of what happens when competing economies engage in a round of competitive currency devaluations. The crisis began after impressive growth…

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Bonds and equities versus gold

2019.06.25 North American stock markets continued to rise on Friday, as more investors took the opportunity to jump into equities on the back of a clear signal from the US…

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Stop feeding the Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ trojan horse

2019.04.23 “Whoever has an army has power.” – Mao Zedong In March Italy broke ranks with its EU partners in joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative, known also as One…

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Resource nationalism could further choke metal supplies

2019.02.22 Three of the most important metals surged on Wednesday due to a signal from the US President that he may not escalate the trade war with China. Gold hit…

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Resource nationalism could further choke metal supplies

2019.02.22 Three of the most important metals surged on Wednesday due to a signal from the US President that he may not escalate the trade war with China. Gold hit…

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New Brunswick nuclear energy vs BC LNG

2019.01.30 The nuclear powered energy train has left the station in the Eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick. The destination? A carbon-free energy future. Meanwhile, on the other side of…

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Choose thorium-fueled reactors instead of Site C

2019.01.18 I was flying through the Twitterverse when I came across this doozy of a headline: “Cancel Site C: build gas plants, wind power: CD Howe” For those unfamiliar with…

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Copper fundamentals still solid

2018.11.24 As an investment commodity, we’ve been writing about copper for a long time. When you look at the supply and demand picture for copper, what isn’t to like, and…

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A viable alternative to LNG

2018.11.17 The politicians holding power in British Columbia and Ottawa have stacked their chips on the energy poker table, placing a foolish bet on liquefied natural gas as the solution…

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China will become more copper-hungry

2018.11.02 China is already the world’s biggest copper buyer, representing half of global demand. But its need for the metal used in plumbing, construction, telecommunications, plus its growing importance for…

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The beginning of the end of the dollar

2018.11.01 Donald Trump will go down in history for many things, including a justice department investigation into US-Russian collusion in the 2016 election, a guilty verdict for his former campaign…

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The coming copper crunch

2018.10.25 Copper had one of it best years ever in 2017, rising 27% on the back of supply disruptions and steady demand from China, by far the largest copper consumer….

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Exploration program begins for Surge Copper

2018.10.20 The drills have started turning at Surge Copper’s (TSX.V:SURG) Ootsa property in northwestern British Columbia, where the possibility exists for a major discovery hole in an area known for…

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Wanna buy a copper mine? Ask a junior

2018.10.19 Copper is one of the most abundant metals among the world’s mined commodities, but getting your hands on a new copper mine is getting tougher and tougher. Despite the…

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Nickel

As it has done with cobalt, graphite and rare earths, China appears to be cornering the battery nickel market. Reuters reported on a $4 billion Chinese-led project to produce battery-grade…