Category: Japan
46 Posts
POSTED ON February 08, 2014 BY Kevin Lee

“Blast you Excel!!” While Kenneth Rogoff took his lumps last year due to an enormously inexcusable excel error, this former Chief Economist for the IMF and co-author of This Time Its Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly is still a voice to be reckoned with.  As part of Project Syndicate’s cleverly-titled-no-pun-intended “Submerging Markets” series, Rogoff… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 03, 2014 BY Kevin Lee

Chicks dig the bulls-eye Early reports indicate that Japan’s annualized 2013 Q4 GDP growth likely reached 2.6%, which would make it the fifth straight quarter seeing an increase in annualized GDP. This bit of good news is naturally attached to the government’s spiked punch bowl fiscal, monetary and structural reforms dubbed Abenomics. After Prime Minister… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 31, 2014 BY Kevin Lee

Which way is the beach? If you’re having flashbacks of Elton John singing “Candle in the Wind” or Leo helping Kate fly, don’t be alarmed. It’s not actually 1997. It sure does feel like it though. Concern over China’s inevitable potential crash and Fed tapering have sent emerging markets spinning. In response, Turkey (+5.5%), South… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 30, 2014 BY Kevin Lee

Today, one can’t turn on CNBC or Bloomberg without being slapped in the face with the latest episode of Japan’s Abenomics or China’s Great Leap to a Consumption Economy. No doubt, how these two Asian giants manage their economies will determine the fate for many countries in 2014 and beyond. To get a better grasp… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 30, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

The Matthew Hornor led Kaizen Discovery (KZD:TSXV), which is over 40%-owned by legendary resource developer Robert Friedland, has secured a $5.1 million strategic investment from ITOCHU Corp. of Japan.  Matthew Hornor has deep connections in Japan and was instrumental in securing Ivanhoe Mines’ (IVN:TSX) $300 million investment by a Japanese consortium for their Platreef platinum project… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 16, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Kaizen Discovery (KZD:TSXV) has closed its initial 49% earn-in for the Fairholme copper-gold porphyry exploration project in central New South Wales, Australia (Clancy Exploration owns remaining 51%).   The Fairholme project is located on the Fairholme Igneous Complex.  The company can earn up to 65% in the project by spending $4 million on the ground over the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 05, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

A new mineral exploration company to watch, Kaizen Discovery, will commence trading in Toronto tomorrow under the symbol KZD. Kaizen was born out of an amalgamation with HPX TechCo (50% owned by Robert Friedland) and Concordia Resource Corp. Kaizen will be 85% owned by HPX TechCo (Private) and 15% by Concordia shareholders. The company will… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 08, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

According to Strateco Resource’s (RSC:TSX) CEO, Guy Hébert, a group of the company’s US shareholders intend to challenge Quebec’s recent resistance to uranium exploration and mining.  In March, Quebec environment minister, Yves-Francois Blanchet announced a moratorium on all uranium exploration and mining until the government had the opportunity to review and submit an environmental report… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 07, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

According to a private source close to China’s largest gold producer, China National Gold Group, that group is looking at investing in Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines (IVN:TSX).  The source claims the state-owned China National Gold is interested in acquiring a stake in Ivanhoe’s Platreef project.  The Platreef project is a thick, high-grade Flatreef platinum-palladium-gold-nickel-copper-rhodium deposit in South… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 18, 2013 BY CEO Technician

We had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Canaccord Genuity Global Resources Conference during the past couple of days in Miami, Florida. Canaccord put on a first class event with many of mining and energy sector’s best CIOs and CEOs on hand. Below are some of the key takeaways from the conference: Most miners are… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 09, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Discovery Investing’s Chris Berry says he’s just returned from the SME Global Uranium Symposium last week in Corpus Christi, Texas, with his tail between his legs. “It appears that any “nuclear renaissance” will be delayed for some time due to a confluence of factors…This offers investors perhaps the most precious commodity of all – time… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 03, 2013 BY Thom Calandra

THE CALANDRA REPORT: Subscribe Concordia Resource Corp. – one of Canada’s most puzzling metals equities – is gaining a DRC Congo nickel, copper and cobalt property and another, copper and gold, in Australia. Concordia (CCN in Canada) explains that pending shareholder approval it also shall distribute shares of a new Argentina-focused explorer to shareholders. That’s… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 02, 2013 BY Pinnacle Digest

The Lac des Iles graphite mine in Quebec is the larger of two Canadian graphite producers, and owned by Imerys S.A., a multi-billion dollar French multinational company which specialises in the production and processing of industrial minerals. Imerys has been around for nearly 140 years. The Lac des Iles graphite mine, which is ran by… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 01, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Lundin Group company, NGEx Resources (NGQ:TSX), released an updated resource estimate for their Josemaria copper-gold project located in San Juan province, Argentina.  According to the company, the Lundin Family Trust controls 19.9% of NGQ’s shares.  NGEx is the 60% operator of the project with JOGMEC (Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation) holding the other… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 26, 2013 BY Thom Calandra

“Most great discoveries have to climb a wall of worry and disbelief,” says a geologist who has worked with the Ivanhoe group in Mongolia, R. Edward Flood. “Especially when it comes to Robert Friedland — because all the seasoned investors who follow this sector cannot allow themselves to believe he has done it again.”

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