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China buyers return to Asia seaborne market amid uncertainty on Beijing’s import policy, port restrictions

October 10, 2017 (6:09 mins)



The Asian thermal coal market is at an interesting crossroads this week, as Chinese buyers make a cautious return to the Asia seaborne market after their week-long holiday. Meanwhile, buyers in Japan continue to wrestle with Australian coal suppliers over prices for term contracts starting October 1.


In this podcast, senior editor Michael Cooper joins editor Michelle Zhao discuss recent price movements for thermal coal in Asia, and provide some insight as to the direction of prices for the crucial winter restocking period.


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