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Analysts, industry downplay China coal drama Analysts, industry downplay China coal drama

Australia’s mining industry and a handful of analysts have questioned media speculation that fresh restrictions on ‘dirty coal’ trade to China will hamstring the local mining industry.

Opinion: We need a hero
Opinion: We need a hero

Welsh belter Bonnie Tyler may not have had the mining industry in mind when she roared forth her 1984 hit Holding Out For A Hero, but in mining investment terms the sentiment holds true.

Public ecstatic over China’s ‘green’ move
Public ecstatic over China’s ‘green’ move

Despite a contrasting outlook from analysts and the mining industry, public response to Fairfax’s ‘Dirty Coal’ front page yesterday has been overwhelmingly positive, with letter writers praising China’s ‘green’ decision.

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Two-fifths of Oz coal losing money

Commodity analyst group HDR Salva says 40% of Australian thermal coal exports are loss making at current spot prices, but the analyst believes the price is set to rebound.

AMCI, POSCO join Aurizon in Pilbara railway plan

American Metals & Coal International (AMCI) and South Korea’s POSCO have joined Chinese steelmaker Baosteel in an infrastructure agreement with Aurizon as part of the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project.

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