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  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Updated: 11:51pm


Chinese firms scouting for coal assets but in no hurry to buy

Chinese companies are on the hunt to buy overseas coal mines as Beijing’s switch to cleaner fuels stokes demand for higher-quality coal produced in countries such as Australia, according to people familiar with the firms’ strategies.

Tuesday, 3 December, 2013, 5:46am

China well-supplied with coal for winter, says industry group

China’s coal market will remain amply supplied into the fourth quarter despite peak winter consumption, and the fundamentals are expected to remain much the same next year, local media reported on Tuesday, citing the China Coal Transportation Association.

25 Oct 2013 - 4:31pm

Coal-rich India's restrictive laws force it to become world's No 3 importer

Tata Power’s 1,050 megawatt power station in the state of Jharkhand is a textbook case of the absurd results that India’s 1970s-era coal supply laws can produce and why power utilities are lobbying the government to change them.

14 Oct 2013 - 12:15pm

'Golden age' of coal draws to a close

The mainland's coal-fired electricity market will suffer a "structural oversupply", as cheap but dirty-burning energy sources are increasingly marginalised, says a senior industry official.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am

China Shenhua Energy asks its coal mining units to cut production costs

China Shenhua Energy has asked its coal mining units to cut their production costs for each tonne of coal by 5 per cent, in the face of tough market conditions.

The listed unit of the nation's largest coal producer, Shenhua Group, has adopted a series of measures to reduce costs amid weak demand, said vice-president Zhai Guiwu.

17 Apr 2013 - 1:45am

Kyrgyzstan sets sights on Xinjiang coal market

Kyrgyzstan is aiming to become a major coking coal supplier to the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. But the goal will only be realised if a railway is built to link China to the landlocked and mountainous nation in Central Asia to allow low-cost transport of bulk commodities.

1 Apr 2013 - 4:04am

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills 10 in Beijing

At least 10 people died in Beijing this week from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, state media reported on Wednesday.

7 Feb 2013 - 1:40am

China burning as much coal as rest of world combined

Figures released by the US government show how quickly China's coal consumption rates have risen over the past decade.

30 Jan 2013 - 3:32pm 1 comment

Briefs, January 22, 2013

Mobile phone subscribers on the mainland reached 1.11 billion by the end of last year, according to data released by the country's three giant telecommunications operators. China is the world's largest mobile phone market by subscribers, with a user pool of one sixth the global population.

22 Jan 2013 - 4:57am

Rio chief's exit a non-issue to clients

Nanjing Iron & Steel, Baoshan Iron & Steel and other mills in China, the world's biggest buyer of iron ore, expect little change in the market after chief executive Tom Albanese leaves Rio Tinto.

19 Jan 2013 - 4:04am