11-06-2014We Need More Tungsten, But Projects Can’t Find Funding
A supply shortage could mean much higher prices, leading to handsome profits for those companies that get to market soonest
08-07-2013Tungsten More “Critical” on Expected Supply Shortage
A metal is deemed critical when it is found to be economically important to the functionality of society, but has a high risk of supply disruptions.
17-04-2013Tungsten enters the limelight with bullish fundamentals
Location, processing and capital can make the tungsten market a tough place to be, but dwindling supply and insubstantial production indicate a coming price swing.
14-02-2013Tungsten Market Update
Tungsten APT in Europe is being reported at higher prices, in the range of $325-340/mtu as opposed to the recent $305-325/mtu range.
02-11-2012Spotlight on China: Country Still Holds Grip on Rare Earths
China still in full control over some of world’s most important yet limited supply of raw materials and rare minerals
29-03-2012Why Big Money is Attracted to Tungsten
Tungsten is a metal that is critical to modern life, but until now it has largely remained below the investment radar. However, when Warren Buffet invests in a tungsten project, the metal is bound to become a subject of growing interest.
14-03-2012The World Is Running Low On Tungsten; Why You Should Care
Last month, Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway unit IMC International Metalworkingagreed to invest $80 million in a tungsten mining project in South Korea, which was once the world’s biggest tungsten producer.
04-02-2012A Rare Metal You Have Never Heard Of Is On A Tear
Few investors know that tungsten was the number one metals performer in the world last year, gaining 35% while most other metals declined in price.
31-01-2012Why Tungsten and Other Strategic Metals Could Prove Good Investments
At the other end of the spectrum there are some metals that are just as important to the economy as oil and gold. The value of the metal consumed each year may not be worth anywhere near $135 billion, but if supply stopped it could cripple an economy.
10-11-2011China cuts export quota
The scramble to ensure adequate supplies of tungsten is set to get tougher, especially for those relying on China. New export quotas for 2012 reported a cut of 300 tons, dropping global rations from 15,700 to 15,400 tons.
04-04-2011China new mine ban - Prices expected to rise
Antimony, tungsten and rare earths may extend rallies in China after the government banned the opening of new mines for a further year and lengthened a prohibition on exploration, according to analysts.
24-01-2011US private equity firm invests $100m in Nui Phao tungsten miner (Metal Bulletin)
US private equity firm Mount Kellett Capital Management has invested $100 million in Masan Resources, a subsidiary of Vietnam’s Masan Group that owns the Nui Phao tungsten mine.
21-01-2011Tungsten Price Rises on Tight Supply
Tungsten is expected to have supply shortage issues in 2011 stemming from export restrictions from China.