China's National Development and Reform Commission recently asked major power utilities to reduce coal imports, while Indonesia is implementing a new export license rule. In India, the Supreme Court has ruled that coal blocks allocated between 1993 and 2010 are illegal. Deepak Kannan, Platts managing editor for Asian thermal coal, and Mia Corazon Aureus, associate editor for the Asia-Pacific thermal coal market, discuss these developments and their implications on the regional markets.
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