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Simon Moores is manager of Industrial Minerals Data, a business that sets prices for natural graphite and fluorspar industries from offices in London and Shanghai. He has been reporting on, researching and analyzing the non-metallic minerals sector since 2006, when he joined London-based publishing and research house Industrial Minerals. He has specialist knowledge in critical and strategic minerals including graphite, lithium, rare earths and titanium. He led the research and publication of the market study, The Natural Graphite Report 2012: data, analysis and forecast for the next five years. He has chaired conferences and given keynote presentations around the world. He has also been interviewed by international press including London's Times regarding Chinese control on world graphite production, and The New York Times with regard to rare earths after breaking the story that China blocked exports to Japan in 2009.
The Great Graphite Supply Shakeup: Simon Moores (9/25/12) Investors who remember the lithium boom (and bust) a few years ago may be twice shy to enter a space with big upside potential tied to electric vehicles. But the parallels between graphite and lithium are superficial, insists Simon Moores, analyst with Industrial Minerals. Graphite, unlike lithium, supplies layers of demand, with reliable end-users in the steel industry. Meanwhile, China's production lull is making way for market entrants. In this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, Moores profiles graphite miners around the world competing for the market's attention.
Straight Talk from The Graphite Express (5/8/12) In early May, the Graphite Express Conference rolled in to Toronto for a date with investors looking to punch a ticket to big returns. Twelve companies and two speakers made their pitch to roughly 300 investors at the Sheraton Center, curious to see if the graphite train would indeed pick up pace, and which companies look ready to jump aboard.
Tap Profits in the Growing Graphite Market: Simon Moores (4/17/12) Graphite is the Next Big Thing for resource investors, but as in any sector, due diligence is a prerequisite for success. Enter Simon Moores, graphite market specialist with Industrial Minerals in London. In this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, he explains why graphite is "the perfect mineral," why we're still going to be talking about it years from now and which companies to watch in this emerging industry.
"NGC's Bissett Creek project is a very strong prospect and the most advanced project of all of them." (9/25/12) Northern Graphite Corporation - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Simon Moores Moreá>
"EGZ is about to announce a huge resource in Madagascar. . .it should strike a chord with Canadian investors." (9/25/12) Energizer Resources Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Simon Moores Moreá>