Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Vivien first became involved with the stock market in 2006, when she started working for RBC Dominion Securities, the Royal Bank of Canada’s full-service brokerage firm. It was at RBC DS that Vivien gained an understanding of commodity investing and became intrigued with how the markets move in direct correlation with the economy.
In 2007, Vivien graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature. She later enrolled in the Writing and Communications program at Simon Fraser University. Vivien volunteered with the Investing News Network in the spring of 2010, and interned for Momentum Magazine in Vancouver. In the fall of 2010, Vivien began working for the Investing News Network in an official capacity as an assistant editor, where she is constantly learning more about the commodity markets. In the summer of 2011, Vivien was awarded a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University.
Challenger Deep Resources Corp. (“Challenger” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:CDE) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) for the sale of its Barito coal project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Under the terms of the LOI the purchaser, a private Australian company, will purchase all of the outstanding shares of PT Bestindo Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Challenger which holds all of the Corporations rights to the Barito project.
Reuters reported that India’s Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram told journalists at a conference that relating to coal blocks, the country will only perceive a loss if coal is mined and sold at a lower than acceptable price.
Royal Coal Corp. (CVE:RDA), is a coal development company. It currently has three projects in the Central Appalachia region of Kentucky: Big Branch (Cheyenne), the Sid Mining, and the Laurel Fork (Coty) Mining Project.
Following China’s announcement plans for a pilot carbon trading project and the eventual roll-out into a national carbon market this past week, it raised, again, the question of where coal will fit within China’s electricity supply.