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Coal's future in Asia's changing energy mix

With Deepak Kannan, Managing Editor, Coal, Asia

June 09, 2016 00:30:35 EST (3:21)

Cautious optimism prevailed at the recent Coaltrans Asia event in Indonesia as thermal coal prices have been on an uptrend for about six weeks. But how long can the optimism last?


Deepak Kannan, S&P Global Platts editor for thermal coal in Asia, looks at what has been driving coal prices up and fueling optimism in the market, and explores a longer-term period by explaining the energy mix outlook at various Asia-Pacific countries. Is there a place for coal in a region where more and more countries are exploring the use of cleaner resources for power generation?

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