Monthly Archives: January 2013

Canada , especially British Colombia is still the centre of the Mining World

Canada pushed to defend lead in global mining business While Canada remains the top destination for mining investments and has turned its resource advantage into a competitive edge across several connected industries, the sector needs to urgently deal with the … Continue reading

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Rothschild-Bakrie mess makes London bourse look ‘second-rate’, fit only for ‘speculative mining plays’ January 30, 2013 Bumi plc was created in 2010 when Nat Rothschild, descendant of the founder of the two-centuries old banking empire, used his family name to … Continue reading

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Davos is Dead: Find a Better Venue in Canada

The World Economic Forum: A tale of two Davoses Jan 28th 2013 in Davos, Switzerland THE brainstorming, deal making and schmoozing is over for another year. Davos Man and Woman have come down from their Swiss mountain high and headed … Continue reading

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From the London Economist 18 January 2013

The following article and comments were posted in the Economist post-dated 19th January 2013. Canada’s First Nations: Time we stopped meeting like this Protests by native peoples pose awkward questions for their leaders, and for Stephen Harper’s government BACK in … Continue reading

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From Mining.com 12 January 2013

While shares were tanking, Molycorp was funding research to eliminate the need for Rare Earth Elements (REE’s) While shares were tanking, Molycorp was funding research to eliminate need for rare earths which included disposing of dysprosium, terminating terbium, eliminating europium … Continue reading

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From the Toronto Globe and Mail 12 Jan. 2013

A Inconvenient Truth: We don’t have the best health-care system Two provincial health ministers have scrubbed the usual clichés and begun to tell their citizens an inconvenient truth. Alberta’s Fred Horne and Ontario’s Deb Matthews, rather than blathering on about … Continue reading

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THE WORLD AFTER 2020 – MBENDI OUTLOOK 2013

Many years ago, when we first started writing these editorials to help people think about the world in 2020, that date seemed very far away. Now it’s 2013 and 2020 is a mere seven years away. So, what’s our latest … Continue reading

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From The Economist London 11th January 2013

Will the World be in Better Shape in 2013 or stay the same as 2012? by Robert S. Stewart Beaverbrook wrote: Some tiny portions of the world’s economy will see a modest growth. But the biggest questions hanging over the … Continue reading

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From the Toronto Globe and Mail 11 January 2013

Harper, chiefs to meet amid chaos, protests Talks between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and first-nations leaders Friday will go on without the participation of many of the invited chiefs after a day of chaotic negotiations that has further eroded an … Continue reading

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NEWSWEEK Magazine 4th January 2013

Eunuchs of the Universe: Tom Wolfe on Wall Street Today Come join us as we go back seven months to the apex of the history of American capitalism in the 21st century. We find ourselves in a swarm of fellow … Continue reading

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