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The 21st Century Bronze Age

The material bronze was so essential to the development of human civilization that there is a whole epoch called “The Bronze Age” by historians and anthropologists. The academics put the Bronze Age as running from 4500 BCE to around 1400 BCE, followed by “The Iron Age.” Bronze is not a naturally occurring metal – it...
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Transition énergétique : le déclencheur du cycle haussier des métaux de base

Transition énergétique : le déclencheur du cycle haussier des métaux de base Les matières premières connaissent un important rallye depuis le début de l’année, et les métaux de base tout particulièrement. A première vue, l’équation repose sur deux évolutions inexorables. D’un côté, l’aspect économique : les énergies solaire ou éolienne deviennent désormais moins chères que les combustibles...
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Turning Trash into Cash

Urban mining combines technology, resources and environmental policies The three year old smartphone that you threw away did not disappear. When you replaced the 56 inch television screen with the 72 inch, the old screen didn’t evaporate, either. Those small items, combined with millions of other individual disposals, make up a growing global mountain of...
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Fund Selection process across Europe

Fund Selection process across Europe Criteria, ratios and soft skills necessary to pick an investment fund Press article: RankiaPro, Ed. 5 – March 2021, page 31 Texte: Our vision of selection and distribution for third parties involves exploring niche markets, in order to rigorously select the most promising international fund managers whilst instilling long-term vision...
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Palladium and Palladium One – Follow up

Palladium Prices To Remain Strong  Palladium prices continue to stay strong. What was long platinum’s “poor relation” remains priced well above $2000 per ounce, while platinum sells for less than $900.  The two metals, along with nickel or copper or both, are found together. Generally,  southern hemisphere producers, such as South Africa, have higher platinum...
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Energy Outlook de BP

Cher Partenaire, Le très attendu Energy Outlook de BP vient d’être publié. A ce stade, les énergies renouvelables sont gagnantes mais à court terme, les titres uranifères devraient suivre. Trois scénarios ont été envisagés pour illustrer la trajectoire de la transition énergétique d’ici 2050. Le premier (Rapid Transition) repose sur la mise en application de...
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Palladium One – a noble (metals) story to note

Summary and recommendation Palladium One (TSXV:PDM) is an exploration story that has been largely overlooked by the market. With its main projects in Finland, and a secondary nickel/palladium area in Ontario, Canada, the share price has not kept up with the value metrics, and so represents, as of the end of August, 2020, an interesting...
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There Is a Lot of Bullion Being Talked About the Value of Gold

There Is a Lot of Bullion Being Talked About the Value of Gold Not for the first time, a quote from the late 19th century banker John Pierpont Morgan popped up in a presentation by a gold advocate, it went “Gold is the only money – the rest is credit.” The quote was dated 1913,...
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Bitcoin – Where to from here?

Bitcoin – Where to from here? A glimpse of the Bitcoin’s recent history and immediate future   After the summer holiday, it is worth taking a look at how the cryptocurrency market, and particularly Bitcoin, its largest component, has been “growing up” while out of school. But first, let’s go back to basics. What is...
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Biosynthesis Goes Green

Thanks to recent advances in genetic engineering, microbiology and biochemistry, it is now possible to synthesize the multitude of organic substances – simple or complex – that a cell would not normally produce. Biosynthesis is a method of producing organic substances using living cells. This involves the introduction of a genetic sequence, comprising the instructions...
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