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Coal Watch: Markets feel the uncertainty over China's coal import regulations

October 27, 2014 (4:29)

James O'Connell explains how Chinese imports of Indonesian coal appear to be shifting while Australian coal may find some reprieve from coming Chinese regulations.

Analysis & Data Features

November 20, 2014
Read highlights of the latest Platts steel raw materials news and pricing analysis, focusing on the global iron ore, coking coal, scrap and ferroalloys markets.
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China Coal Import Tax: Chinese traders seek to pass through import tax to Australian shippers
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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Biomass: Industrial wood pellet market in grip of currency issue
October 30, 2014
Euro weakness against the US dollar has caused European generators to source their spot wood pellets from local suppliers rather than from the US.
Policy changes in China, Indonesia and India and their impact on Asia-Pacific coal
September 05, 2014
Platts coal team discusses policy changes in Asia-Pacific and their impact on the coal market in the region.
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The Barrel Blog

August 22, 2014
While large companies continue to work on reducing costs, aspiring miners and developers are doing all they can merely to survive.
June 12, 2014
Jodie M. Gunzberg, the global head of commodity indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices, looks at the possibility of an El Nino weather system developing and what it means for commodities.
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Singapore (Platts)--24 Nov 2014 736 am EST/1236 GMT
China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd, the listed subsidiary of state-owned coal giant Shenhua Group, produced 23.5 million mt of commercial coal in October, the lowest in the past three years, the company said late Friday.
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