A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte is excited to have joined the Investing News Network as an editorial assistant, and looks forward to gaining more knowledge about the commodities sector. She plans to complete her certificate in the spring of 2013.
In a speech presented at the New Diamond and Nano Carbons conference in Singapore, Gary Economo, president and CEO of Grafoid Inc., announced that Grafoid is mass producing MesoGraf™ graphene, which “sets a global standard for reliable, economically scalable and reproducible graphene” that can be used both commercially and industrially.
In a report for Sprott Inc. (TSX:SII), David Franklin noted that 2012 demand statistics for palladium will be bullish for the metal this year and recommended that miners take positions in the metal itself.
Writing for Sprott Inc. (TSX:SII), David Franklin reported that investors in platinum stocks have been selling their shares over the last month and a half on the back of fears that the sector is in “terminal decline.” He believes that the way forward for investors is to invest in the metal itself.
Martin Kabwelulu, the DRC’s minister of mines, is confident that the country’s ban on the export of cobalt and copper concentrates will go into “full effect” in the summer, but previous attempts at instating similar bans have failed.
Jubilee Platinum plc (LSE:JLP) provided an operations update, noting that it has again extended the transactional end date for its acquisition of Platinum Australia Ltd. (ASX:PLA). The end date is now July 31, 2013.
Tinka Resources Ltd. (TSXV:TK) provided the results from holes A13-04 and A13-05, located at its Peru-based Ayawilca project, commenting that it drilled 60 meters of 7.75-percent zinc (including 24 meters of 13.85-percent zinc and 46.5 g/t silver) and 29 meters of 7.05-percent zinc.
Donner Metals Ltd. (TSXV:DON) announced that drill results from the McLeod Deep Zone, released by its partner and project operator, Glencore Xstrata plc (LSE:GLEN), include 9.49-percent zinc, 1.75-percent copper, 52.96-percent silver and 1.03 g/t gold over 34.8 meters.
MetalBulletin reported that BNP Paribas’ Stephen Briggs believes that while zinc is widely thought to have a positive medium-term outlook, that is “tending to disappear” as pipeline projects replace recently closed zinc mines.
Bloomberg reported that the slump in European coal prices — the longest in at least eight years — looks set to end on the back of falling imports from the United States and production cuts in Russia and Poland.