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In 2019, Investing News Network (Vancouver, British Columbia) committed providing dedicate coverage of the Australian Resource, Technology and Cannabis industries, including the people, events, news, and information that make Australia such an exciting arena for smart investors. The INN Australia Desk includes editors, writers, production coordinators, and executives dedicated to independent financial education and news of interest and investors in Australian markets.

  • A graduate of Durham College's broadcast journalism program, Olivia has a passion for all things newsworthy. She got her start writing about esports (competitive video games), where she specialized in professional Call of Duty coverage. Since then, Olivia has transitioned into business writing for INN where her beats have included Australian mining and base metals.
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  • Alison is from all over the place having been born in the UK, grown up in Argentina, and done most of her education and early work experiences in Toronto and Vancouver. A relatively new Vancouverite, she has happily settled into the city’s relaxed environment, nourishing her love for quaint reading spots, ocean air, and good food. Alison has always been an avid writer and has recently pursued her long-standing dream of putting a novel down on paper. As an ex-management consultant, she combines her passion for writing with her business knowledge in her role as Client Content Editor at INN.
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    Prior to Dig Media, Christopher was a Publisher with Kyoto publishing and led two thought leadership publications, ‘The Sustainable Enterprise Report’ and ‘Government by Example with Deloitte’, to market.

    Before Kyoto Publishing, he was a senior client development manager with LinkShare, a Rakuten company where he consulted with the Internet’s largest retailers to assist them become more profitable using LinkShare’s performance marketing solutions.

    In 1999, Christopher was recruited to join Montgomery Research. At Montgomery Research, Christopher climbed through the ranks working on thought leadership projects. In 2004, he and Nick Smith launched Revenue – The Performance Marketing Standard, an industry leading affiliate-marketing publication that took profit within its first year. In 2005, Christopher assumed the role of publisher and further developed the magazine’s online properties and grew revenue streams and profits.

    He was at the heart of the IPO phenomenon with Media Metrix, where Christopher worked as sales director selling Internet audience measurement data to all the Internet start ups and businesses across North America.

    Prior to moving west from Florida to San Francisco, Christopher commenced his career as a marketing director of the largest catamaran yacht dealership in North America.

    Christopher holds a business administration degree from the University of Florida.

VIDEO — Chris Marcus: I'll be Stunned if Silver is Still Around US$25 in a Year

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2021 kicked off on a strong note for silver, which enjoyed widespread attention and a price increase when the "silver squeeze" narrative grabbed mainstream media headlines.

What changed? Speaking to the Investing News Network, Arcadia Economics founder Chris Marcus said although it's turned out to be a historic year for silver, market manipulation has prevented further moves.

Marcus, who is also the author of the book "The Big Silver Short," pointed to comments from Jeff Currie of investment bank Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Rostin Behnam of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), saying they show how policies have been used to tamp down the price of the white metal.

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"If you see silver above US$30 for a couple of days ... I would imagine at that point it may as well be US$50," said Chris Marcus of Arcadia Economics.

Lift Expo Welcomes Cannabis Investors Back

The Canadian cannabis business sector witnessed the return of a staple in the industry with the first Lift & Co. Expo held since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It has been 29 months since the last time the Toronto Convention Center hosted a Lift cannabis event.

Shawn Pierce, president of strategic events, meetings and incentives at MCI Group, the company overseeing the branding of Lift & Co., told the Investing News Network (INN) that setting up the event again was a challenge made especially difficult living in a world that is still enduring a global pandemic.

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The Lift Expo is back in action, with conference organizers and experts in the business world outlining the need for this type of event in the world today.

What Factors Impact Graphene Cost?

Graphene has the potential to spur advances in a variety of sectors, from transport to medicine to electronics. Unfortunately, the high graphene cost of production has slowed commercialization.

Graphene prices have come down substantially since 2010, when it reportedly cost tens of thousands of dollars to make a piece of high-quality graphene the size of a postage stamp.

However, the 21st century wonder material remains expensive. Specific graphene pricing data is hard to come, but current estimates peg the production cost of graphene at about US$100 per gram.

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Despite its exciting applications, graphene is not currently widely used, and cost is a key reason why. Here’s a look at the factors that impact graphene cost.