6 ASX Mining Stocks to Watch

Western Australia consistently ranks as one of the best jurisdictions for mining investment in the Fraser Institute’s yearly survey. South Australia also ranks in the top 10.

The Canadian think tank uses several criteria to determine the most hospitable locales for mining investment. The annual list is often a precursor to increased mining activity in top-ranking regions.

“The mining survey is the most comprehensive report on government policies that either attract or discourage mining investors,” explains Ashley Stedman of the Fraser Institute in the report.

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A recent release from Canaccord Genuity lists 23 Australian stock picks, six of which are mining companies well known in their respective sectors.

10 ASX Cleantech Stocks

Clean technology covers a number of industry sectors, such as low-emission technologies, renewable energy, water and wastewater technologies as well as waste and resource efficiencies.

In the first half of 2021, the global cleantech space performed well, almost above expectations.

“There is a clear shift in the industry that is prioritising investments into the space,” Yuan-sheng Yu of Lux Research told the Investing News Network. “Whether that is purely through the installation of renewable energy capacity or in early stage technologies.”

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What are the cleantech stocks listed on the ASX? Here’s a deeper look at the burgeoning cleantech industry in Australia.

Australia Resource Investing 101

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve seen some of the recent buzz around Australia as a destination for resource investment and potential profit.

Australia ranks as the 13th largest economy in the world, due in no small part to its mineral largess. Between 2010 and 2020, mining contributed an impressive 10.4 percent to Australia’s economy, translating to a gross domestic product of AU$202 billion.

The country is a global mining hotspot, and its abundant natural resources and government incentives have attracted some of the mining industry’s biggest names: BHP (ASX:BHP,LSE:BHP,NYSE:BHP), Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO,NYSE:RIO) and Newcrest Mining (ASX:NCM,OTC Pink:NCMGF).

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If you’re curious about the Australia investing buzz that’s been happening in recent years, we’ve got a quick summary of how it started and where it’s going.

How to Access Medical Cannabis in Australia

Recreational cannabis remains out of reach in Australia, but the country legalised medical cannabis in 2016, opening up access to the cannabis market for both Australians and investors alike.

Cannabis in Australia is used to treat a myriad of conditions, from epilepsy to neuropathic pain, but federal legislation has a strict hold on the distribution of cannabis in the country.

Patients can only receive medicinal cannabis products via a specialist and then may have to wait up to a month for government approval. However, there are signs that the limits to access are slowly lessening, including the approval of over-the-counter cannabidiol (CBD) products and new breakthroughs in government-sponsored medical cannabis research.

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Cannabis is used to treat illnesses, but federal legislation has a strict hold on how people can access medical cannabis in Australia.

Investing in Lithium in Australia

After the country became the world’s largest lithium producer in 2018, many market participants are wondering if investing in lithium in Australia is a good option

Without a doubt, the energy revolution is here to stay, with forecasts for electric vehicle (EV) sales increasing every day. As a result, demand for lithium, a key element in the lithium-ion batteries used to power electric cars, is expected to triple by 2025 — reaching about 1 million tonnes in size.

For investors interested in getting into the space, here’s a brief overview of the basic facts to know about investing in lithium in Australia, including what stocks to keep an eye on.

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Interested in investing in lithium in Australia? Here’s a brief overview of the basic facts investors should know about the market.

5 Top Australian Stocks in Mining

Interest in Australia as an investment hub is on the rise, and one area investors are looking toward is Australian stocks in the mining sector.

The country is viewed as a mining-friendly location, with many incentives and initiatives geared at helping companies move forward. But what are the top Australian stocks in the mining space? Below we run through the largest ASX-listed miners by market cap to give investors an idea of the landscape.

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What are the top Australian stocks in mining by market cap? We run through the five biggest companies in the space.

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