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Mineral Sands Boom in Australia; Best 2011 Stock

Mineral diggersAustralia’s best performing stock this year, is the mineral sand miner Iluka Resources which has seen shares jump nearly five-fold in the past 17 months. Iluka Resources is a mining company involved in the mining and processing of titanium based and zircon products. The company was formed in July 1998, in a merger between Westralian Sands and the titanium mineral business of Renison Goldfields Consolidated. Iluka Resources mines heavy mineral s...

Greek debt crisis is Europe's 'Lehman Moment'

Greek CrisisPolitical chaos and riots across Greece stoked fear today, of a massive overhaul within the current Greek government as well as ousting the incumbent Prime Minister George Papandreou. This chain of political events stems from the exact economic policies and key measures which have been set in place to combat the financial crisis of 2008-2009 and the credit crunch of 2007-2008, which brought the entire world to its knees. ...

Learn To Trade Palladium: What You Need To Know

PalladiumBelieve it or not, but platinum and palladium are the most widely used of the six platinum metal groups by consumers and manufacturers in today’s economy.  Many short-term investors, speculators, and institutional day traders do not take it upon themselves to thoroughly understand where the actual industrial and consumer use of platinum and palladium takes its place in our societies around the globe, as these well-known precious metals groups are especially valued in the manufacturing world for their catalytic functions, their conductivity, and t...

China Seeks to Increase Control in Rare Earth Business

China EconomyChina’s exports of rare-earth metals in the first five months of 2011, fell 8.8% year-on-year as prices of rare earth minerals more than doubled in the past two weeks as tightening measures in China weigh on mining, production, and exports according to market researcher Industrial Minerals. Exports of the metals, which are used in technology applications ranging from music players to missile systems, fell to 23,742 metric tons in the January to May period, customs data supplied by Hong Kong-based Economic Information & Agency showed Tuesday.&...
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Markets pause on caution as Greece debt talk eyed

(Reuters) - Asian shares and the euro paused from last week's rally on Monday as investors sweated on the progress of crucial Greek talks on a debt swap deal to avoid a default, while activity was subdued due to the Lunar New Year holiday in much of Asia. ...

Some See Two New Gilded Ages, Raising Global Tensions

NYT - On a bitter evening in mid-January, a group of bankers and book publishers gathered on the 42nd floor of Goldman Sachs’s global headquarters here. The setting could not have been more New York — skyscrapers twinkled out the windows to the north and a jazz ensemble played s...

Iraq Risks Becoming a Police State, Again: Human Rights Watch

IBT - Iraq risks sliding back toward authoritarian rule with Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's security forces cracking down on protests, harassing opponents, and torturing detainees, a U.S.-based human-rights monitor said on Sunday. In its a...

Asian Markets In Cautious Mood

(RTTNews.com) - With most of the markets closed for the Lunar New Year's Day holidays, trading remains highly lackluster in the Asian region on Monday. A none too positive lead from Wall Street is ...
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Australia slips, Japan ends flat in thin trade

SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Australian shares slipped and Japanese stocks ended little changed on Monday, with several exporters rising to offset losses in energy sector shares. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average ...

Hungary Moving Back Into Telecommunications Sector

NYT — Since Europe deregulated its telecommunications industry in 1998, most E.U. governments have gotten out of the business. Britain unloaded BT, for example, the Netherlands ditched KPN and Spain sold Telefónica. But Hungary is going in the other direction. The country, an ...

Libya Could Fall into 'Bottomless Pit': NTC Chairman

IBT - Mustafa Mohammed Abdul Jalil, the chairman of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC), warned on Sunday the country could be heading toward a "bottomless pit" after protesters stormed a government office in Benghazi while he was in...

LanzaTech Gets Malaysia Investors for Waste Gas-to-Fuel Process

Bloomberg - LanzaTech NZ Ltd., a closely held developer of transportation fuels and chemicals from waste industrial gases, completed its third venture funding round and may begin preparations for an initial share sale later this year, according to chief executive officer Jennifer Holmgren. ...

Venezuela’s Conviasa to Buy Embraer, Airbus Planes, Chavez Says

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela’s state airline Conviasa will purchase as many as 20 planes from Embraer SA and four used planes manufactured by Airbus SNC to modernize and expand the state-run company, President Hugo Chavez said. Venezuela has the option of purchasin...

Iran Said to Seek Yen Oil Payments From India Amid Sanctions

Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Iran has asked India to pay for oil partly in yen as the two nations seek an agreement on how to maintain trade amid tightening global sanctions, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. At talks in Tehran last week, India...

The Unexpected Costs of Collaboration

Time - When it comes to teams, less is sometimes more.  In a recent paper, Wharton management professor Jennifer Mueller found that while larger teams generally are more productive overall than smaller ones, individual members of the bigger groups were less fruitful than their coun...

5 Things To Look for in a Great Job Interview

Time - In my career I have reviewed thousands of resumes and conducted hundreds of employment interviews for both The Trademark Company and other businesses for which I have worked. In doing so, I got to see the good, the bad, and the downright ugly in terms of resumes, interviewing skills, ...

BlackBerry Maker Co-CEOs Step Down as Co-CEOs

AP - BlackBerry maker Research in Motion's co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, announced they have stepped down as co-CEOs and co-chairmen of the once-iconic company that has struggled to compete in recent years. The RIM founders have been replaced by Thorsten Heins, a chief operati...

U.S. has first bank failures of year

WASHINGTON Associated Press - Regulators have closed small banks in Georgia, Florida and Pennsylvania, the first failures of 2012 following 92 closures last year. The number of closures in 2011 marked a sharp decline from the two previous years, as banks worked their way through the b...
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