Coking Coal price to buoy coalminers in 2017?

Colonial Coal {TSX.V: CAD} and peer miners have yet to see a rerating in their share price, yet the price of coking coal remains high after the substantial 300% increase during 2016.

Cutbacks in Chinese production are a principal reason for the rise, and now some mothballed mines are being brought back into production, which may challenge the sustainability of the price. Continue reading

Inovio – Pharmaceuticals – First Zika Human Data released and WSJ Article on Zika/Inovio

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. {NASDAQ: INO} announced its DNA-based Zika vaccine (GLS-5700) generated robust antigen-specific antibody responses in a first-in-man, multi-center phase I trial.

In initial testing, Zika-naïve subjects in both low dose and high dose vaccine groups demonstrated Zika antigen-specific antibody responses after one or two vaccinations. Continue reading

Kootenay Silver complete initial drilling at Soledad

Kootenay Silver Inc. {TSX.V: KTN} announced it has completed 7 holes along the Soledad Structure before the Christmas break. Drilling will recommence in January and results will be reported when received and compiled.

This is the 18th hole of the current program with 11 of these holes drilled in to the Ram structure resulting in a new drill discovery. (See news release November 23, 2016) Continue reading