Dave Brown has worked for over a decade in the capital markets and wealth management industries. Having spent over seven years working within the Portfolio Management division of the largest privately owned mutual fund company in Canada he was most recently occupied in a more intimate sized high net worth boutique located in Toronto. Dave’s open and closed ended trust fund mandates and structured product offerings have included both international and domestic equities and he has been writing on mining investment opportunities for Resource Investing News since 2008. He received his formal training in both geography and education from Brock University. As an active community member, Dave has volunteered and been active for 12 years in various committees serving a number of roles with Family and Children’s Society and also as treasurer and newsletter editor for a local chapter of UNICEF.
A recent study suggests that economies of scale, lower-priced components and technology improvements to improve capacity may cut the cost of lithium battery packs by over 50 percent in the next eight years.
Japan recently ended two months without nuclear power when it restarted one of Kansai Electric’s nuclear reactors. New energy-efficiency targets and more approvals are expected to follow, but can Japan avoid a creeping dependence on fossil fuels to meet its energy needs?
Gold prices dropped on Thursday due to a discounted interest rate cut from the European Central Bank and the expectation that disappointing economic data out of the United States will follow at the end of the week.