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  • European car sales continue recovery [View news story]
    You didn't mention the two manufacturers who have bucked the negative trend this year with double-digit growth:
    1. Mazda: +55% in Oct. (+30% or more for the fourth straight month) and +16.3% YTD (passing Honda)
    2. Jaguar-Land Rover: +15.6 % in Oct. and +10.6% YTD.
    Nov 19 06:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oskar Lafontaine, who was German finance minister when the euro was launched, has called for the break-up of the currency in order to allow Southern Europe to recover, and said that current policies "are leading to disaster." Lafontaine's comments come after French finmin Pierre Moscovici declared that "austerity is finished" following a deal that will give France and Spain another two years to meet a deficit target of 3% of GDP. [View news story]
    Likes sound of own spew...Germans have long ignored this ochlagogue, now residing somewhere near the top of a heap of limelight-seeking freaks in a fractious fringe group called the Left Party.
    May 6 06:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Volkswagen (VLKAY.PK) saw its sales plunge in France by 23.9% for January as demand in the nation dropped off 15%. Other notable laggards included General Motors (GM) and Ford (F), with sales down 21.2% and 35.3% respectively as the American automakers peel back capacity in Europe. [View news story]
    I'll have to get back to you about that after my nine-week holiday. Until then, have a nice time at the factory.
    Feb 1 08:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Going With Your Gut On Rare Earth Stocks: Mike Niehuser [View article]
    Boy, that German infrastructure must've been pretty good stuff, seeing as Namibia ceased to be a German colony in 1915.
    Oct 24 05:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Lynas: Intriguing Hybrid Asset Class [View article]
    ASX announcement (Sydney time)

    A new announcement has been released for LYC
    Summary: Lynas Receives Temporary Operating Licence
    Announcement number: 693325
    Release time: 9/5/2012 5:31:34 PM (this announcement is viewable now)
    Price sensitive: Yes

    Sep 5 03:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Molycorp (MCP) announces that it will receive an investment of $390M from Chile's Molymet in exchange for 12.5M shares of its common stock. The share price on the deal reflects a 20-day weighted average and 10% premium. Shares +6.2% premarket. [View news story]
    I know you guys love MCP all to pieces, but Lynas Corp. (+16% in Germany) just got the okay this am (after the ASX closed) on the license to start operating their processing plant in Malaysia. That's for a real plant that's actually already built to process ore from a mine that's actually being mined.
    Feb 1 09:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment