China said imposing unnecessary controls on tungsten concentrate

Nov 15, 2005 | 08:42 AM | Alex Harrison

The Chinese government has the capacity to establish and enforce a floor price for tungsten concentrate, of which there is no shortage, according to Robert Martin, managing director of Fairport, Ohio,-based Zigong International Marketing.

China's ability to restrict the development of a free market in tungsten will make prices unstable, he told delegates at the 21st International Ferroalloys Conference held by AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin in Monte Carlo. "If China keeps the price high, Western production will increase and a....

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