Canadian Financing Bulletin (CFB) Reports CDN $188.8m In Proposed and $201.6m Closed Financings for the Week of January 28 - Febru

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    In this week's report, the CFB published term sheets for 38 new proposed
placements from the mining, oil/gas (termed metals and energy in the
report) and technology sectors. Of those, 31 were for mining stocks, two
for oil/gas stocks, and five for technology stocks, with the total value
of new proposals reaching almost $189m. Three of these placements were
designated a 'flow through' issuance and there were two new debenture
offerings. The largest new public proposal was by Guyana Goldfields Inc
(GUY.TO), which launched an offering consisting of 29.42m shares at a
price of $3.40 for gross proceeds of $100.0m in a placement led by BMO
Capital Markets.

    The CFB published term sheets for 38 placements that were closed during
the week. Of these, 20 were for mining stocks, seven for oil/gas, and
seven for technology stocks, with the total value of these closings being
almost $202m. Five of these placements were designated 'flow through'
issuances and one debenture placement closed. The largest public closing
was by NGex Resources Inc (NGQ.TO) which closed an offering consisting of
10m shares at a price of $3.40 for gross proceeds of $34m in a
non-brokered placement.

    The CFB also tracked one amendment and one cancellation to placements
published at the end of the weekly report. To date, there have been over
400 weekly reports created by CFB; backdated reports can be obtained by

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    Since CFB began offering its weekly report over seven years ago, it has
developed other more wide reaching reports that have now been published.
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comparative tables that exhibit sophisticated capital market
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the world. CFB has also recently begun offering specialized monthly
reports, focusing on individual segments within the sectors CFB covers
(i.e., gold, uranium, oil, etc.) To date, there have been 181 reports
created by CFB; several of these reports are currently posted on the CFB

    As one can see, CFB offers an important perspective into Canadian capital
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active worldwide in various business sectors, specifically for natural
resources exploration and development. Canada maintains a leadership role
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--  A history of significant natural resources; 
--  Efficient and transparent capital markets; 
--  Strong backing from the investment community; and 
--  Regional clusters of the world's most innovative, organized and
    aggressive exploration and development personnel, in cities like
    Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.

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