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China Shanxi's Oct coal output rises 13% on month to 81.43 mil mt
Singapore (Platts)--26 Nov 2014 916 am EST/1416 GMT

Coal output in China's Shanxi province rose 12.96% month on month and edged up 0.15% year on year to 81.43 million mt in October, reversing a three-month decline, latest Shanxi Coal Industry Administration data showed Wednesday.
Markets feel the uncertainty over China's coal import regulations
October 27, 2014 16:05:00 EST

James O'Connell explains how the spread between the CCI 1 and the CCI8 has recently almost doubled and Chinese imports of Indonesian coal appear to be shifting, while Australian coal may find some reprieve from coming Chinese regulations.
Chinese traders seek to pass through import tax to Australian shippers
October 28, 2014 - Chinese traders paying the Asian country's new import tax on Australian cargoes of bituminous thermal coal are attempting to pass on the expense to coal shippers in Australia, resulting in severe downward pressure on FOB prices, traders said recently.
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