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Apr 30, 2010

From The Desk Of Nick Nicolaas:Zeal Intelligence Weekly - Junior Gold Exploration by Scott Wright. April 30th, 2010

Dear Friends:
The weekly Zeal Intelligence Newsletter this time by Scott Wright and entitled ‘Junior Gold Exploration’ is now on the Mining Interactive Website.

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Have a great weekend and - - - Stay Tuned!!

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Mining Interactive: Areva Becomes a Significant Mawson Shareholder - Aquisition of 100% of Finnish Portfolio. April 30th, 2010

April 30, 2010
TSX - MAW; Frankfurt - MRY (WKN# A0B 8YJ); Pinksheets - MWSNF
  • Mawson’s exploration portfolio doubled
  • Areva will hold, post-closing, 11% of Mawson
  • Areva has right to increase its shareholding additional 8% @ $1.00 p/s
States Michael Hudson, Mawson President & CEO:
“This transaction effectively doubles Mawson’s exploration portfolio and cements Mawson’s place as a key European uranium explorer.  We welcome Areva, one of the world’s key integrated nuclear companies, as one of the Company’s largest shareholders.  Areva will hold, post-closing, 11% of Mawson and will hold the right to increase its shareholding by up to an additional 8% of Mawson’s issued capital via the exercise of the purchase warrants.  Additionally, Areva’s potential to increase their shareholding at a significant premium to the current share price is a strong vote of confidence in Mawson’s Swedish and Finnish uranium portfolio and the Company’s business strategy to fuel Europe’s future.” 
Dear Friends:
This acquisition of Areva’s Finnish projects is significant and a big ‘Breaking News Scoop’ for the Company.  This transaction gives Areva a major share position in Mawson (11%) with the potential to increase their shareholding to 19% at a significant premium ($1/share).  This is a huge vote of confidence for Mawson and their Swedish and Finnish uranium portfolio and adds a BIG “C” for credibility to what we already knew was a very solid company.
Michael Hudson tells me the Company should be in a position to release technical details shortly on the acquired projects after the team have had an opportunity to collate all Finnish data.  Watch this space very carefully!!
The Areva group of companies is ranked first in the global nuclear power industry.  Their unique integrated business covers every stage of the fuel cycle, reactor design and construction, and related services. In addition, the group with its 75,000 employees is expanding its operations in renewable energies. AREVA is also a world leader in electricity transmission and distribution and offers its customers a complete range of solutions for greater grid stability and energy efficiency.
In the fullness of time this will probably be Mawson’s defining moment!
Stay Closely Tuned - - There is much more to come from Mawson!!!
Nick L. Nicolaas
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MarketWatch: Weekly Roundup. Top Ten Stories April 26 - 30. April 30th, 2010

Weekly Roundup
APRIL 30, 2010

MarketWatch top ten stories April 26 -- 30

By MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - U.S. stocks ended the week lower after being hit by the tumult of the Greek debt crisis, a grilling of Goldman Sachs executives and the revelation that the Wall Street icon is being probed for possible criminal misconduct. In Washington, senators finally agreed to begin talking about talking about financial reform while the energy sector took a hit after the worst oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in several decades appeared to spin out of control with no end in sight.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) closed down 158.71 points or 1.4% to close at 11,008.61 on Friday. For the week the blue-chip index fell 1.8%. The Nasdaq Composite Index (.COMP) fell 50.73 points or 2% to end at 2,461.19 and notch a 2.7% decline for the week. The benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 Index (.SPX) dropped 20.09 points or 1.7% on the day to close at 1,186.69 and ended the week with a 2.5% decline.

Please stay tuned to MarketWatch over the weekend. Our weekend investor will examine dividends and how to get the most out of having companies that pay them in your portfolio. We'll also feature a look at the U.S. soccer team's prospects in this summer's World Cup. Also, please be sure to check out our video reports looking at the week ahead for the markets in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

 Europe's Week Ahead: U.K. Elections In Focus

 Asia's Week Ahead: Focus on Australian rates

-- Greg Morcroft , assistant managing editor.

Goldman shares swoon as word emerges of criminal probe

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s (GS) shares tumbled more than 8% Friday, leading a drop in financial stocks, after reports the U.S. government may pursue criminal charges against the company triggered analyst downgrades. Federal prosecutors are conducting an investigation of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and its employees, said reports in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. The probes could lead to criminal charges. Reports of the probe were yet another blow for the increasingly embattled Wall Street titan, which is facing a civil lawsuit from the Securities and Exchange Commission and saw its executives endure a brutal Senate grilling on Tuesday. Read MarketWatch story about Goldman Sachs probe.

U.S. to curb new drilling as oil slick hits shore

A White House official said Friday the administration would move to halt new oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico as the first oil from a massive slick caused by the Deepwater Horizon blast came ashore. Weather is hampering efforts to send crews to lay out boom lines to contain the spill, a spokesman for BP PLC s(BP) said Friday. President Obama said Friday that responsibility for the cleanup rests with BP, the owner of the lease, but that the government would assist communities affected. Read MarketWatch coverage of oil spill.

More austerity on way as Greece readies for aid plan

Greece, already beset by strikes and protests as a result of government belt-tightening, will face additional austerity measures as part of the price for a massive, multi-year loan package from its euro-zone partners and the International Monetary Fund. News reports on Friday said the Greek government has agreed to implement an additional 23 billion to 24 billion euros ($31.8 billion) worth of cuts in return for the aid. The Financial Times said Greece's parliament would likely approve the plan next week. Expectations that a rescue package, rumored to total between 100 billion to 120 billion euros over three years, will be finalized as early as this weekend have helped steady Greek and other peripheral euro-zone bond markets. See full story.

Is Apple doing itself harm in case of missing iPhone?

While law-enforcement officials ponder the legality of computer equipment seized from the home of a blogger, analysts on Tuesday say Apple Inc. (AAPL) may be doing itself harm in the case of a missing iPhone prototype that ended up on the Internet. The company has long been known for its penchant for secrecy -- and has gone after reporters and bloggers in the past for reporting what it considers to be company secrets. This time, with an investigation now in the hands of prosecutors, analysts believe that Apple is at the very least likely to land a big black eye, in terms of negative publicity. Read about Apple and its tactics regarding the case of the purloined iPhone prototype.

Berkshire to welcome new shareholders at annual meeting

When Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)(BRK.B) bought railroad operator Burlington Northern Santa Fe in February, it got at least 65,000 new shareholders, swelling the ranks of one of the most loyal shareholder groups in the world to more than 550,000. Some of these investors are headed to Omaha, Neb. this weekend for their first Berkshire annual meeting. Attendance this year will likely be higher than in 2009, when a record 35,000 or so turned up to get advice from Chairman Warren Buffett in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Read full coverage of Berkshire annual meeting on MarketWatch.

UAL, Continental reportedly set to announce deal Monday

United Airlines and Continental Airlines are reportedly on track to announce a multibillion-dollar merger deal on Monday that would create the world's biggest airline. The United (UAUA) board is meeting Friday, while Continental's (CAL) board will convene on Friday and Sunday to hammer out the details, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The merger would cut the number of so-called legacy airlines to four from the 10 that operated some 20 years ago as the industry rights itself from the rise of the low-cost carrier model, higher fuel costs and lower demand. Read more on MarketWatch about likely airline merger.

Jumbo mortgages become more affordable

Jumbo mortgage rates experienced a jumbo hike when the meltdown in the mortgage market caused funding for these bigger loans to dry up. Slowly, rates have fallen, as banks have been more willing to fund the loans too large for purchase by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae -- up to $417,000 for single-family homes in many markets, and currently up to $729,750 in some high-cost areas. Read Amy Hoak's Home Economics report on MarketWatch.

Six investing rules for a worst-case scenario

You need a whole new strategy. Are you ready? OK. First, let's assume you really are tired of the pain of fighting Wall Street. You are? Good. Then you've had an epiphany ... an awakening ... you've had one of those rare ah-ha! moments ... what Zen masters call enlightenment ... you finally see the light ... the futility of denying reality ... and as you see into this new reality, you surrender the fight, you accept these six secret wisdoms underlying your new investment strategy. Read Paul Farrell's MarketWatch column.

Hewlett bid for Palm may shake up smartphone alliances

Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) bid to gobble up Palm Inc. (PALM) could shake up alliances in the personal computer industry, as other players in the sector figure out their play in a rapidly-changing smartphone arena, analysts say. With H-P on track to owning Palm's highly-regarded smartphone operating system, Dell and Lenovo are left choosing between two major partners in the market: Microsoft Corp., with Windows Mobile, and Google Inc., with Android. See full coverage on MarketWatch of Hewlett-Packard's Palm bid.

New rules for fliers took effect this week: the good and the bad

Fliers in the U.S. are expected to cheer new rules going into effect this week that are meant to protect them from being stranded on tarmacs during lengthy delays, but industry experts aren't so sure they'll be cheering the higher costs and cancellations the rules may bring. Beginning Thursday, U.S. airlines operating domestic flights can no longer leave their aircraft sitting on tarmacs at large and midsized airports for more than three hours. Except for reasons of safety and security, the operators must let passengers off plans or face fines of up to $27,000 per person. Read MarketWatch coverage of the new rules.

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