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.
The Wall Street Journal reported that BHP Billiton Ltd. (ASX:BHP) signaled it may pursue a new wave of asset sales in order to focus on commodities such as iron ore and petroleum, which make up the lion’s share of its earnings.
Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX:ADV,NYSEMKT:AXX) announced that The Kami Mine Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Alderon, has signed a Grant-in-lieu of Municipal Taxes Agreement with the Town of Wabush with respect to the development of the Kami iron ore project, located in Western Labrador.
Mining Australia announced today the opening of Gindalbie Metals’ Karara iron ore project in Western Australia. The opening of the project was met with over 150 dignitaries on site for the official ceremony.
Champion Iron Mines (TSX:CHM) announed that its joint venture partner, Century Iron Mines Corporation (TSX:FER), released the initial Mineral Resource Estimate for the Joyce Lake Direct Shipping Ore Deposit, located in Labrador on the Attikamagen Iron Project.
The Globe and Mail reported today that mining giant, Rio Tinto (TSX:RIO), is looking for a buyer for its majority stake in Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC). Rio has appointed Credit Suisse and CIBC to see to the transaction. Rio owns 59 percent of IOC and the transaction could be tagged over $1.7 billion.