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  • General Electric's €340 Million Wind Turbine Experiment [View article]
    Not sure wind power will bring down any countries! It is a big capital outlay, especially the deeper offshore farms they are proposing in the United Kingdom, but then again, nuclear power plants aren't exactly cheap either, and GE builds plenty of the parts for those too!
    Mar 26 11:46 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric's €340 Million Wind Turbine Experiment [View article]
    I am under the impression GE is an industrial conglomerate with many division doings many things. Manufacturing is certainly a key part of their business, so why wouldn't they want to manufacture wind turbines? GE is just supply a product that is in demand from large utilities in many parts of the world...
    Mar 26 11:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Likely Is a BP Takeover Bid? [View article]
    Fair point WD216, the correct official name is BP. I however am fairly confident most people understand that both names refer to the same company leaking oil into the Gulf at an alarming rate.
    Jun 30 05:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rio Tinto / Chinalco Deal Could Have Wider Influence on Australia / China Relations [View article]
    China certainly has the cash, but Australian has shown itself to be pretty tenacious in standing up to its larger trading partners whims, at least so far.
    Mar 19 10:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Teck Resources' Amazing Turnaround: Copper and Coal Boost Earnings [View article]
    looks like they missed analyst estimates on earnings by quite a bit.
    Feb 9 12:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodities Update: China's Rare Earth Element Reserves to Last Less Than 20 Years [View article]
    www.chinadaily.com.cn/...
    Oct 19 03:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rare Earth Elements Part 2: Companies With REE Assets [View article]
    Hi Buzz, never looked at U-core Rare Metals in detail. Will try to, thanks for the input.
    Oct 10 07:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will the iPhone Replace the BlackBerry as the Smartphone of Choice? [View article]
    Hi Wireless Wiz. It would appear to be an inaccuracy in our story. It was not announced by Verizon, but was reported by Bloomberg. I have asked Seeking Alpha editors to correct to error.

    Thanks for spotting that
    Jul 1 11:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Likely Is a BP Takeover Bid? [View article]
    BP seems to stand for many things to many people at the moment. I think it would be very likely that the UK Government would not step in if an offer arrived for BP. They let Cadbury go without much of a fight not long ago, despite considerble protests.
    Jul 1 11:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Paladin Energy: The Takeover Speculation Intensifies [View article]
    Paladin has been the subject of takeover speculation for some time, I don't see the current update about the shareholder register as an 'obvious pump'. There is ample takeover specuation in the uranium sector in general for any junior or mid-tier producer as state back entities look to gain security of supply through acquisitions, (French or Russin backed entities are often hunters) or in other cases, like Rio Tinto and Rossing South in Namibia, there are more strategic reasons why the acquisition of Extract Resources would be compelling.
    May 1 06:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fundamental Shift in Iron Ore Market Has Begun (Part 2) [View article]
    thank for all the feedback and comments guys, certainly a lot of areas of mechanisms within the iron ore market that one could write on.
    Apr 16 07:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • North American Palladium Restarts Production at Lac des Iles [View article]
    interesting comments guys, thanks for the input
    Apr 15 08:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Silver Ratio - Will Yellow Metal Lose Its Luster? [View article]
    I would agree that there are a lot of high cost silver miners kicking around, and many a mining junior has succumbed to buying a historic silver mine to take advantage of higher silver prices only to lose their shirt on the higher volatility in silver prices.
    Apr 7 03:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Silver Ratio - Will Yellow Metal Lose Its Luster? [View article]
    Yes rapid devaluation (or appreciation) is bad news for any currency.
    Apr 6 03:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric's €340 Million Wind Turbine Experiment [View article]
    A lot of offshore wind is an understatement in my opinion. UK offshore is often referred to as one of the best places in the world for development potential.

    Onshore is another story, its less expensive to develop, but at least in Europe, the their ability to generate power reliably is more of an issue, and in some parts of the EU, permitting is a major hurdle.

    Interesting to note that to date solar power firms have opted for listing in the United States. Last week a European focused solar wafer manufacturer announced its intention to London.. will be interesting to see how it is received.
    Mar 28 10:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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