What’s in Your Apple Product?

Today was a big day for die-hard Apple fans who have been patiently waiting for the company's next big announcement.

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Company News

Kemet Corp Sees Gains This Week

On Monday, Equities.com reported that Kemet Corp. (NYSE:KEM), a manufacturer of tantalum, multilayer ceramic, solid and electrolytic aluminum, film and paper capacitors, was up 5.2 percent to $4.25.

Iberian Minerals Announces Details of Annual Meeting

Iberian Minerals Announces Details of Annual Meeting

Iberian Minerals (TSXV:IML) reported results from its annual and special meeting held on August 27. All resolutions detailed in the notice of the meeting from July 23 were passed.

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Market News

Mining in Ethiopia Could Be a $5 Billion Industry

According to a report from Ventures Africa, Ethiopia could be sitting on a rather large economic opportunity. A 2013 study indicated that the mining sector - including tantalum deposits in that country - could be worth as much as $5 billion.

iPhone 6, Other Devices Boost Semiconductor ETF Interest

ETF Trends reported that the announcement of new devices like Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 is increasing demand for semiconductors, and, as a result, for semiconductor exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Rwandan Tantalum Income Drops on Weaker Prices

Rwanda has experienced a decrease of roughly one fifth in mineral exports due to decreased tantalum prices. The country played an important role in global tantalum production in 2012, according to Bloomberg.

Critics Disappointed by Conflict Minerals Reporting

Reuters reported that only 5 percent of companies that filed their conflict minerals reports with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on June 2 "traced the conflict status of the minerals used in their products."

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