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.
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.
17-01-2012Endangered Elements: Tungsten Among China's Potential Embargo List
It didn't take long for the panic to set in, last year, when the Chinese government flexed its muscle by threatening the world's Rare Earth Element (REE) supply.
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.