Neodymium (Nd) & Praseodymium (Pr) Primer

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The Alchemist, Issue 28: This issue of The Alchemist examines the outlook for two rare earth elements with applications in modern energy technologies that are forecast to experience improved demand over the coming years. Neodymium and Praseodymium, collectively known as NdPr, are metallic elements that belong to the lanthanide group of the periodic table. Long-term success for NdPr is linked…

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MRS announces proposed acquisition of assets of SubZero Group Limited

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RFC Ambrian acts as Financial Adviser to Management Resource Solutions plc (MRS). The London-listed MRS  has announced an exclusive agreement to acquire the core assets of the SubZero Group in Australia for A$6.12m.  The deal is consistent with MRS’s expansion strategy, and brings SubZero’s core offerings of project management, labour hire and wet and dry hire and maintenance. The businesses…

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CSIRO Air cargo scanner innovation

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A team from CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation) developed  the Air Cargo Scanner which has taken the traditional screening method for bulk cargo to another level. The process uses high-energy neutrons combined with x-rays to identify both the shape and makeup of materials in air cargo containers. Traditional high energy x-ray technology is able to identify inorganic materials…

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Copper Price Outlook

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The Alchemist – Issue 27: Any Sign of a Copper Bottom Given the performance of metals prices since their peak five years ago, where we are in the commodity price cycle and when an upturn should be expected are amongst the key questions for the industry. Less discussed is exactly what this price cycle is; although future prices will be…

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Exchange Rate Monitor

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The Alchemist Issue 26 – A number of compelling pieces of analysis are emerging debating where Chinese and US market developments will leave the Australian economy. With plenty of highly technical analysis becoming available, The Alchemist considers it timely to revisit the simple commodity price vs. A$ model and see what insight it can provide on the current markets and the implications for…

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One-on-one Speed Investor Meeting Event

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RFC Ambrian hosted one-on-one meetings with the following companiesat Indaba 2015: Base Resources:Tim Carstens – MD / Kevin Balloch – CFO Burey Gold: Klaus Eckhof – Chairman / Mark Gasson – Exploration Manager GB Minerals: Owen Ryan – CEO Peninsula Energy: Gus Simpson – Executive Chairman Savannah Resources: David Archer – CEO Weatherly International: Craig Thomas – COO For details about…

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Company Winners and Losers in Africa

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On 28th January RFC Ambrian presented Company Winners and Losers in Africa at the Finding Petroleum’s Africa conference. We believe that for those well placed oil and gas companies that can hold their nerve, this is a time to make substantial long-term gains. What do we mean by well placed? These are production companies that combine low financial leverage and…

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ISR and Uranium-Evidence of Higher Readings

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RFC Ambrian’s review of In Situ Recovery (ISR) uranium mines has established that this is a highly attractive asset class regardless of the uranium price. Driving valuations in the sector are the recent inauguration of three emerging ISR producers and the potential for M&A activity. ISR is a technology that has had considerable success in mining global uranium sandstone-hosted deposits: it accounted for over 45%…

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RFCA Resource events and presentations

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RFC Ambrian hosted a number of events in our London offices this Monday and Tuesday. The events included a Potash and Phosphate conference as well as a Speed Meeting event for a number of industry CEO’s. All the sessions were extremely well attended and many thanks to all the investors and corporates that turned up to make the day such…

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