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2015

December 2015
  • Europe’s Hooked on U.S. Coal, But That Can’t Last — Bloomberg View
  • European thermal coal prices on track to fall 27% in 2015 — Reuters
  • Glencore’s CEO ‘Surprised’ By Downturn In Commodity Prices — Bezinga
  • SA: More Upstream, Less Downstream Beneficiation — AllAfrica
  • Paris climate agreement leaving US consumers with large price tag
    — World Coal
  • What Would it Take for Paris to Succeed? — Bjorn Lomborg
  • FOB Richards Bay price surges almost $2 on-day — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot coal drops to over eight-year low — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot coal firms 50 cents to $49.10/mt — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay drops to over two-month low in pre-holiday buying spree
    — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot thermal coal price firms on utility short covering
    — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay thermal drops to two-month low on weaker spot deals
    — Platts CTI
  • South African thermal coal trades into India once more — Platts CTI
  • CoAL receives approval from competition commission to acquire Universal
    — Platts CTI
  • Slight Indian demand uptick seen for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot price falls on low buying interest for 6,000 NAR coal
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot remains stable, focus on February-loading cargoes
    — Platts CTI
  • Bye, bye coal — but not in Turkey — Todays Zaman
  • The great coal fire sale heats up — Financial Review
  • South African thermal coal discounts spur Indian buying interest — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal spot price remains steady — Platts CTI
  • Coal lobby chief: COP21 means ‘we will be hated like slave traders’ — Euractiv
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal spot falls back below $50/mt — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay thermal coal spot deals drop below $50/t — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay drops below $53/t — Platts CTI
  • Glasenberg renews call for loss-makers to shut — miningmx
  • In Asia, King Coal Hard to Dethrone — The Wall Street Journal
  • Coal shipment from S Africa arrives in Ukraine Black Sea port: ministry
    — Platts CTI
  • S Africa’s NUM tells Eskom to renew coal supply contracts or face strike
    — Platts CTI
  • S Africa’s CoAL secures final $3 million funding for Universal Coal acquisition
    — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot falls to one-month low amid weaker demand
    — Platts CTI
  • India’s SA coal imports up, even as overall imports dip — WebIndia123
  • Guess What Happened The Last Time The Price Of Oil Plunged Below 38 Dollars A Barrel? — Economic Collapse
  • World’s two biggest miners walking away from coal, but they are not telling
    — Mining.com
  • Thermal Coal – South African rally ends as Indian demand wanes — Reuters
  • S African Oct thermal coal exports slip 4% on-year to 7.04Mt — Platts CTI
  • Miners: More Pain Before Gain — The Diplomat
  • Richards Bay FOB market edges down — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB Spot Loses Over $1 — Platts CTI
  • Weak Physical Pressures FOB Richards Bay Futures — Platts CTI
  • Eskom looks for a new supplier for Arnot power station — World Coal
November 2015
  • Richards Bay FOB spot slips — Platts CTI
  • A critical shift is taking place in China ― and it could have brutal consequences
    — Business Insider Australia
  • Paris climate promises will reduce temperatures by just 0.05°C in 2100
    — Bjorn Lomborg
  • The real reason why there is no load shedding in South Africa
    — MyBroadband
  • If China Killed Commodity Super Cycle, Fed Is About to Bury It
    — Bloomberg
  • In Paris climate conference coal will still be elephant in the room
    — Global Times
  • The future of coal: the long comedown — Energy Post
  • Richards Bay FOB spot static — Platts CTI
  • Climate conference: Paris talks will not end coal sales
    — Australian Financial Review
  • S Africa’s CoAL offers to acquire Universal Coal for $91 million — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot falls — Platts CTI
  • South African coal prices ‘artificially inflated’ — Platts CTI
  • Exxaro likely to move more coal in FY2015; cuts expansion capex
    — Mining Weekly
  • Coal: The first casualty of the global climate fight — Energy and Carbon
  • Between the Chains: Two sides to the Eskom story — Financial Mail
  • South African coal demand limited — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal coal spot slips as traders dispute high bids
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB December bid at $60/mt — Platts CTI
  • Witness a global tipping point: The beginning of the end of coal
    — The Interpreter
  • Spot Atlantic coal futures driven by strong FOB Richards Bay market
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal spot gains over $1 to over four-month high
    — Platts CTI
  • Tighter S African coal availability — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot at over four-month high — Platts CTI
  • SA: Shedding Light On the True State of Eskom — fin24
  • FOB Richards Bay rises above $56/t — Platts CTI
  • A Bit Of Good News For The Global Coal Industry At Last — Oilprice
  • There is still a big role for coal — Australian Financial Review
  • FOB Richards Bay firms $1 on-day — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay at a three-month high — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot stable on-day — Platts CTI
  • Coal’s appeal starts to burn out — World Finance
  • Global Coal Consumption Heads for Biggest Decline in History — Bloomberg
  • FOB Richards Bay spot edges higher — Platts CTI
  • South African spot steady — Platts CTI
  • Indian interest diminishes for S African thermal coal — Platts CTI
  • Coal isn’t going away anytime soon — Mineweb
  • Indonesian coal regains Indian buying interest as S African prices rise
    — Platts CTI
  • China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks
    — New York Times
  • Limited S African thermal coal cargoes boost prices — Platts CTI
  • The Coal Industry’s Struggles Are Set To Continue — Seeking Alpha
  • S. African Sep exports fall 15.1% on-year to 5.93Mt — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot gains further to new over two-month high — Platts CTI
  • This Project Could Signal A Turnaround For The Coal Industry — Oilprice
  • Optimum may extend Hendrina coal supply — Miningmx
  • China coal testing regime ‘significant impost’ on free trade, BHP says
    — Australian Financial Review
October 2015
  • Singapore investor eyes stake in CoAL’s coking coal project — Mining Weekly
  • What next for coal? — World Coal
  • Colombia is the ultimate cap on Asian coal prices: Russell — Reuters
  • Interest rises for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Botswana sets sights on exporting power — African News Agency
  • How to secure your coal supply — World Coal
  • South African spot rises to over two-week high — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot rises to two-week high — Platts CTI
  • Shift to South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB trades at new almost 9-year low — Platts CTI
  • South African economy at “tipping point” as mining industry falters
    — DPA International News
  • South African coal industry mulling inland-terminal plan — Mining Weekly
  • Indonesia Coal – A balancing act — World Coal
  • Richards Bay FOB spot trades at near 9-year low — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot at over eight-year lows — Platts CTI
  • China 2016 coal imports could fall a further 25Mt — Reuters
  • S.Africa’s Universal Coal agrees to buy Exxaro’s Arnot South thermal project
    — Platts CTI
  • Atlantic physical spot markets remain quiet — Platts CTI
  • Coal’s blind optimism fades, but industry must shrink to succeed: Russell
    — Reuters
  • Murray: Obama cannot deliver on climate promises — Reuters
  • South African off-spec thermal coal supply tightens in India — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay stable at $49.25/mt — Platts CTI
  • Coal miners see Eskom as a lifeline — BDLive
  • No comeback in sight for coal as slowing China goes green
    — Australian Financial Review
  • What Is Coal’s Future? — Investopedia
  • S African thermal coal price dip sparks more buying interest from India
    — Platts CTI
  • Indonesia Coal Price Reference Falls for Seven Straight Months in October
    — COALspot.com
  • FOB Richards Bay prices fall to two-week low — Platts CTI
  • China Sep coal imports down 16% on yr. at 17.8Mt — Reuters
  • FOB Richards Bay prices drop off as South African mine strike ends
    — Platts CTI
  • South African coal producers table new offer in bid to end mine strike — Platts
  • Comments from Benjamin Sporton, WCA Chief Executive
    — World Coal Association
  • How Josh Frydenberg can manage the coal industry in age of activists
    — Australian Financial Review
  • Fall in China’s coal use here to stay, leading expert says — Brisbane Times
  • FOB Richards Bay spot gains, strike continues — Platts CTI
  • Thermal coal prices stuck in the doldrums as oversupply weighs
    — Mining Weekly
  • FOB Richards Bay spot falls — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay unchanged on-day — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay at two-week high — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal coal spot buttressed by bullish sentiment amid SA mine strike — Platts CTI
  • Thermal coal prices close to rock bottom: Citi analysts — Platts
  • Coal mining declines in U.S., worldwide — PennEnergy
  • Thousands of South African coal miners go on strike as wage talks fail
    — Platts CTI
  • Coal isn't amazing - how to lose the PR war, and why it may not matter
    — Reuters
  • Eskom coal contract shift no easy matter — Miningmx.com
  • Thermal coal prices near record lows; Indonesian output cuts check losses
    — Reuters
  • Comments from Mick Buffier, WCA Chairman — World Coal Association
  • Front-quarter FOB Richards Bay swaps firm amid possible mine strike news
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot edges higher, limited impact from possible strike
    — Platts CTI
  • Glencore widens job cuts at South African mines — Reuters
  • Calls for an inland terminal to boost local coal sales — BDLive
  • NUM union calls coal miners’ strike — Reuters
September 2015
  • Prevost drops coal bombshell — Mining Weekly
  • S African coal industry strike action likely as NUM rejects wage offers
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot prices slip to over eight-year lows, strike looms
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot failing to attract more demand — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot slips to lowest level since May 2007 — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay drops under $50/t — Platts CTI
  • Coal futures drop to $50/t first time since 2003 as Goldman calls peak
    — Mining Weekly
  • FOB Richards Bay spot edges lower — Platts CTI
  • ANALYSIS: Colombia Aug thermal price falls to 9-year low, output unabated
    — Platts
  • Paris climate talks: Why this time is different — The Barrel
  • China August thermal coal imports down 24.4% on year at 7.2Mt — Platts
  • FOB Richards Bay coal drops to eight year low amid weak spot demand
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot slips on scant demand — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay coal sheds 25 cents — Platts CTI
  • Coal Seen Dropping Below $50 in Rout as Production Fails to Slow
    — Bloomberg
  • Interest for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal spot nudges lower as upward momentum runs out
    — Platts CTI
  • South African spot ticks up — Platts CTI
  • Better demand for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB also moves sideways — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot quiet — Platts CTI
  • Investors Worry as Miners Cut Spending — The Wall Street Journal
  • U.S. Slashes Coal Production Forecast to Near Three-Decade Low
    — Bloomberg
  • Joe Fitzgerald: The world needs more fossil fuel use, not less
    — Brighton-Pittsford Post
  • Coal Companies Are Hurting. But the Coal Industry Is Not Dying — Slate
  • Richards Bay stock build-up — Platts CTI
  • What Is South Africa Doing to Tackle Its Electricity Crisis? — Bloomberg
  • European prices near 12-year low, Chinese imports dip further — Reuters
  • Indonesian coal benchmark price hits a new low of $58.21/t — Coalspot
  • Why the commodities super cycle was a myth — Financial Times
  • Indonesian coal prices expected to fall further in October — Platts CTI
  • South African thermal coal draws Indian buying interest — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot drops to eight-year low — Platts CTI
  • SA no longer exports coal to China, shipments to India likely to stop in two to three years — Mining Weekly
  • FOB Richards Bay drops 90 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • Optimum resumes coal supply to Hendrina after Eskom agrees to talks
    — Mining Weekly
  • South African cargoes offered into DES ARA — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA spot gains 50 cents — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB edges higher on stronger Atlantic swaps, Newcastle
    — Platts CTI
  • Developing economies need power from coal — FT Beyond Brics
  • Richards Bay FOB spot market quiet — Platts CTI
  • SA July coal exports up 14.3% on-year to 7.14Mt — Platts CTI
August 2015
  • Global Commodities Thermal coal: What's happening in India?
    — HDR, UBS Research
  • Vale reports coal prices down, although costs also fell, in the second quarter 28th August 2015 — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay October trades twice — Platts CTI
  • SA miners squeezed by rising costs and slumping FOB spot prices — Platts CTI
  • The Incredible Shrinking Mineral: How It Went from King Coal to Coal Kills
    — Huffington Post
  • Chinese coal still sets price tone for seaborne cargoes: Macquarie — Platts
  • THERMAL COAL-European prices near 12-year low on China worries — Reuters
  • FOB Richards Bay buttressed by 15 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • Lowest FOB Richards Bay trade in over eight years — Platts CTI
  • South 32 wants more certainty in SA before it invests — Miningmx
  • Coal firms report widening losses — Global Times
  • Grindrod pushes ahead with Richards Bay expansion — Miningmx
  • Yuan devaluation could trigger coal exports by world’s biggest buyer
    — Bulletin Leader
  • FOB Richards Bay drops back to new six-year low — Platts CTI
  • What Cheap Gas Did to Tens of Thousands of Coal Jobs — Bloomberg
  • Inside the war on coal — The Agenda
  • Richards Bay FOB spot steady — Platts CTI
  • Eskom and SA need Optimum solution to avoid being big losers — BDLive
  • Eskom needs the big mining companies — Miningmx
  • Business rescue practitioners suspend Optimum’s coal supply agreement with Eskom — Sowetan Live
  • Richards Bay FOB spot slips below $53/t — Platts CTI
  • Falling Chinese Imports Hurt — Platts
  • Indonesia’s thermal coal output cuts seen unlikely to boost prices — Platts
  • Coal prices fall to 12-year low as China, India join demand slowdown
    — Business Today
  • Richards Bay FOB spot rangebound — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot thermal trades at lowest since May 2007 — Platts CTI
  • Glencore set for more flash coal shutdowns — Brisbane Times
  • Global coal price benchmarks facing overhaul — Reuters
  • No genuine interest for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Glencore H1 2015 coal production slips 4% on-year to 68.7Mt — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay drops under $55/t — Platts CTI
  • Yuan devaluation could trigger coal exports by world’s biggest buyer
    — Reuters
  • FOB Richards Bay drops to over one-week low — Platts CTI
  • S Africa’s Exxaro completes Total Coal asset acquisition at lower price
    — Platts CTI
  • How Japan pushes coal on the world — Politico
  • Two Sept Richards Bay deals at $56/t FOB — Platts CTI
  • World Bank climate chief ignoring reality on coal — World Coal Association
  • No breaks for coal miners from China, India imports — The Gulf Today
  • CIF ARA Cal-16 swaps tank over $1 to new all-time low below $55/mt
    — Platts CTI
  • Coal Industry Wobbles as Market Forces Slug Away — New York Times
  • South African thermal exports see future in Asia, Eastern Mediterranean
    — Platts CTI
  • Climate change: the Hoax that Costs Us $4 Billion a Day — Breitbart.com
  • Can China Wean Itself Off Coal? — Slate.com
  • South Africa’s economics minister says mining sector in trouble
    — The Africa Report
  • Is it too late to stop Turkey’s coal rush? — The Guardian
  • S Africa’s Coal of Africa raises $14.7 million to finance Makhado — Platts CTI
  • S. Africa’s Universal Coal hit record sales at Kangala in July — Platts CTI
  • South Africa’s Eskom says paying too much for coal — Reuters
  • Coal prices near-decade lows as Chinese demand slumps — Reuters
  • Richards Bay FOB offers lowered — Platts CTI
  • SA June thermal coal exports drop 7% on-year to 4.6Mt — Platts CTI
  • Installed Coal Generation Capacity by Country/Region
    — World Coal Association
  • Fracking In South Africa: An Alternative To Coal? – Analysis — Eurasia Review
  • Glencore starts business rescue proceedings at Optimum subsidiaries
    — Platts CTI
  • Offers for FOB Richards Bay resilient — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA physical market firms, SA coal offered into Europe: sources
    — Platts CTI
July 2015
  • Attractive South African FOB prices — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot backtracks — Platts CTI
  • Hard times for the coal industry may get a lot tougher yet — The Age
  • Richards Bay FOB spot trades at 3-week low — Platts CTI
  • Moody’s: Coal has a future — Energy Central
  • Japan’s Coal Hunger Poses Costly Challenge to Emissions — Bloomberg
  • World Bank rejects energy industry notion that coal can cure poverty
    — The Guardian
  • Battered Coal Industry Still Boasts A Few Good Opportunities — Oilprice.com
  • South African spot stable — Platts CTI
  • South African coal downtrend — Platts CTI
  • China may further toughen restrictions on coal imports, Wood Mackenzie says — Sydney Morning Herald
  • Coal price forecast for Q415, the paper market in Asia's coal sector
    — Coaltrans
  • South African spot sees no trades — Platts CTI
  • Quiet demand for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • South African coal spot steady — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay slips back to record lows — Platts CTI
  • India’s Energy Industry Overhaul May Hit Australian Coal Exports Hard
    — Sputnik News
  • Europe to make proposal on carbon-capture cooperation with South Africa
    — Mining Weekly
  • Bankruptcies Starting To Pile Up In Coal Industry — Oilprice
  • Good News For Coal Exporters From The Unlikeliest Of Sources — Oilprice
  • The Impact of Collapsing Chinese Coal Imports — Hellenic Shipping News
  • FOB Richards Bay prices fall for third consecutive day — Platts CTI
  • Some demand for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • For private sector to deliver‚ the state must too: Radebe — TimesLIVE
  • Glencore to cut 380 jobs at South African coal mine — Reuters
  • FOB Richards Bay spot price sheds 10 cents — Platts CTI
  • Prime Minister Pulls Plug On Renewable Energy In Australia — Solar Love
  • Mozambique’s port of Nacala, Mozambique to start exporting coal
    — macauhub
  • Oil and Coal Indicate the Global Economy is in a Free Fall — ZeroHedge
  • South32’s Kerr wants to grow SA coal business — Miningmx
  • Shaft of light: The coal that fuels China’s boom is becoming less deadly to extract — The Economist
  • Unions Reject South African Coal Producers’ Pay-Increase Offer — Bloomberg
  • Loss of trust in FOB Richards Bay — Platts CTI
  • SA makes second run at Botswana coal — Miningmx
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal coal spot slips on low Indian demand — Platts CTI
  • Is Coal as Easily Replaceable as You Think? — Zacks
  • Deeply Unloved Coal Has Its Fans — Forbes
  • Some interest for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • South African market quiet — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay Coal Terminal to start $108 million machinery upgrade
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal coal spot slips on low Indian demand — Platts CTI
  • South African spot steady — Platts CTI
  • S Africa’s Universal Coal achieves record high coal output at Kangala
    — Platts CTI
  • Attractive South African coal prices — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB 6,000 thermal spot falls back to over six-year low
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF Turkey thermal steady as Atlas buys prompt S African Capesize — Platts CTI
  • BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, And The Chinese Barriers To Coal — Seeking Alpha
  • Cement industry demand for South African coal weak — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay recovers 25 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot price drops 25 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • How South Africa can transition to a less energy-intensive economy
    — The Conversation
  • A Clash of Green and Brown: Germany Struggles to End Coal
    — Environment 360
  • Will empowerment policy fuel power crisis? — BDLive
  • Coal – It’s all about China — World Coal
  • CIF ARA thermal swaps dip further with weak macro, well-offered physical
    — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay drops to new 6-year lows — Platts CTI
  • Richard Bay FOB 6,000 NAR prices in spotlight amid liquidity drain — Platts CTI
  • China’s climate pledge for green growth spells doom for coal exporters
    — The Ecologist
  • Fossil fuel subsidies – comments by Benjamin Sporton, Chief Executive,
    World Coal Association — World Coal
  • Work with government to simplify mining policy — Mining Weekly
  • Good time to shop for SA coal — Miningmx
  • Richards Bay FOB spot slips to over 6-year lows — Platts CTI
  • Coal Trading an Awkward Contradiction for Climate-Talks Sponsor
    — Bloomberg
  • Weak demand for South African coal Sources said — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay spot slips to six-year low — Platts CTI
  • From opposite directions, France and Germany converge on climate change
    — E & E Publishing
  • South African coal prices weakening — Platts CTI
  • South African May coal exports at five-month high of 6.67Mt — Platts CTI
  • Heatwave pushes up European coal prices — Reuters
  • Coal bid sets up clash of mining heavyweights — The Financial Times
  • South African spot remains rangebound — Platts CTI
June 2015
  • King coal’s stages of grief, part 1: Facing the facts
    — Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Coal to defy the critics — World Coal
  • Mitsubishi Eyes India Revival as Next Driver of Commodity Cycle — Bloomberg
  • Weak demand for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay thermal spot slips to fresh near three-month low
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB drops for the fifth consecutive day — Platts CTI
  • Factors against South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Exxaro raises red flag on covenants, dividends — Miningmx
  • Germany's 'coal habit to undermine Energiewende'
    — Power Engineering News
  • Coal: is the future really black? — Sydney Morning Herald
  • FOB Richards Bay continues to edge lower — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB drops further to over 2-month low — Platts CTI
  • The case for Australian coal in India is weakening — The Conversation
  • Market Recovery Likely For Atlantic Panamax Vessels by End Decade — Platts
  • South African thermal coal offers meet low Indian bids — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay spot breaks 7-day dry-spell — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA spot price slips on lower paper market — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot prices drop to two-month low amid lower offers
    — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay drops on-day — Platts CTI
  • South African cargoes — Platts CTI
  • World’s top commodity trader, Glencore, moves to reduce coal trading
    — Fairfax Media Australia
  • South African thermal coal sees limited Indian interest — Platts CTI
  • Glencore sees slight coal undersupply — Mining Weekly
  • Richards Bay FOB spot slips marginally — Platts CTI
  • Coal ‘vultures’ await further pain before pouncing on assets
    — The Sydney Morning Herald
  • No reported trades for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Credit issues, high stocks limit Indian thermal coal deals — Platts CTI
  • Prompt CIF ARA thermal coal swaps extend gains amid utility short covering
    — Platts CTI
  • Interview: Guillaume Perret, Founder and Director, Perret Associates
    — Coaltrans Conferences
  • BP says coal’s 2014 stall included structural and cyclical dimensions
    — Mining Weekly
  • Ichor to acquire troubled Continental Coal’s mines for R128m — Mining Weekly
  • FOB Richards Bay firms 45 cents — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay swaps volumes down due to pricing concerns: Macquarie
  • South Africa: Eskom and domestic coal supply — World Coal
  • Buying interest for imported thermal coal remained subdued amid reports of high coal stocks at Indian ports and utilities, sources said Thursday
    — Platts CTI
  • Big miners say they can survive push to end fossil fuels
    — Sydney Morning Herald
  • FOB Richards Bay drops 55 cents — Platts CTI
  • South Africa: throwing it away? — World Coal
  • RPT-German environment minister criticises alternatives to coal levy
    — Reuters
  • Why one fund company won't dump fossil fuels — Advisor.ca
  • Government to rely more on coal as main fuel source — The Financial Express
  • Euracoal says ‘implausible’ to replace coal with gas — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay drops $1 to $61.55/t — Platts CTI
  • Quest for cooler investment makes a coal compromise — Sunday Times
  • Thailand power industry presents opportunities for coal — World Coal
  • The downside of demand — Hydrocarbon Engineering
  • Coal mining at crossroads — Newcastle Herald
  • FOB Richards Bay firms slightly — Platts CTI
  • Glencore scouts for more coal as prices sink — Reuters
  • S African April thermal coal exports fall 5.5% on-month to 5.7Mt — Platts CTI
  • Coal, hard reality: How did industry get China’s coal demand so wrong?
    — Renew Economy
  • US Annual Energy Outlook 2015 — U.S. Department of Energy
  • Richards Bay coal market faces changes after complaints to globalCOAL
    — Mining Weekly
  • Old King Coal is sick – but not yet dying − Climate News Network
  • Indonesian exports: A predicament from China — The Jakarta Post
  • Traders look to downside on discounted CIF ARA June thermal trades
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal coal swaps slip as physical market trades lower — Platts CTI
May 2015
  • The American coal industry is collapsing — Fusion
  • Coal Facing Worst Year Yet in 2015 — OilPrice.com
  • Germany may relax emission target of coal based power plants
    — Power-technology.com
  • RWE CFO says additional coal charges would have 'drastic consequences'
    — Power Engineering International
  • Lower CV South African coal competitive — Platts CTI
  • No new mines but no coal cliff, says Eskom — BD Live
  • Indians are marginal polluters, so why should they cut back on coal use?
    — IndiaSpend
  • Citi says thermal coal ‘in structural decline’ — Business Spectator
  • Mozambique’s coal industry will grow to 2018 — World Coal
  • Richards Bay FOB prices steady — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal spot edges lower, buying support remains
    — Platts CTI
  • Prompt Atlantic swaps firm on strong bids, higher FOB Richards Bay
    — Platts CTI
  • SA Union Said to Demand 15% Coal Pay Increase — Bloomberg
  • Glencore Jan-Mar coal production climbs 4% on-year to 35.6Mt — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal swaps gain marginally on stronger South African prices
    — Platts CTI
  • South African coal downslide expected — Platts CTI
  • Credit Agricole stops financing coal mining — Reuters
  • Kenya awards two coal blocks, plans power plant — Reuters
  • SA thermal coal cargoes hold premium as power shortage bites — Reuters
  • Too much emphasis on coal power — Japan Times
  • South African coal — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay spot holds at $62.90/t — Platts CTI
  • Green coal in the red — POLITICO
  • China cuts its mining taxes — Australian Mining
  • US expected to lead global consolidation trend in coal — Reuters
  • Australian coal industry trends — Herbert Smith Freehills
  • FOB Richards Bay drops below $63/t — Platts CTI
  • GlobalCOAL proposes change in RB market rules after price distortion claims — Platts CTI
  • South African spot slips on low demand — Platts CTI
  • Coal industry a poor performer — The Australian
  • CIF ARA swaps remain rangebound — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot slips — Platts CTI
  • Rising South African prices put off Indian thermal coal buyers — Platts CTI
  • Troubled Times For Chinese Coal — Clarkson Research Services
  • FOB Richards Bay dips 50 cents — Platts CTI
  • South African coal sales weak — Platts CTI
  • South African market quietens down — Platts CTI
  • Petcoke preferred to S African thermal coal — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal coal prices buoyed by prompt tightness — Platts CTI
  • Prompt FOB Richards Bay backwardation — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot tightens on low thermal coal availability — Platts CTI
  • South African coal prices higher — Platts CTI
  • Japan: an industry saviour? — World Coal
  • Richards Bay FOB spot trades at nine month high despite low demand
    — Platts CTI
  • Prompt FOB Richards Bay coal swaps surge amid higher physical deals
    — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot market sees 460,000t of thermal coal trade — Platts CTI
  • China's coal shipments slump — Reuters
  • Buyers shy away from South African coal — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay stable — Platts CTI
  • Australia’s ANZ cuts 2015-2016 thermal coal price view on weak demand
    — Platts CTI
  • South Africa’s coal mining Industry — World Coal
  • FOB Richards Bay dips 50 cents — Platts CTI
  • South African coal sales weak — Platts CTI
  • Firming South African coal prices — Platts CTI
  • ICE coal futures slip 28% on-month in April to 138.3 million mt — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal coal swaps trend downwards, resist stronger macro
    — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay sheds 20 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • Spot CIF ARA price holds firm at $60.75/mt amid stable trades — Platts CTI
  • Glencore Q1 coal production climbs 4% on-year to 35.6Mt — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA spot price stable at $60.75/t — Platts CTI
  • Spot FOB Richards Bay coal gains 40 cents as trade flurry ends — Platts CTI
  • S African March coal exports up 0.7% on-month at 6.05Mt — Platts CTI
  • Active Richards Bay FOB spot market trades at elevated levels — Platts CTI
  • Coal set for comeback, says Rio Tinto coal boss — World Coal
April 2015
  • Petmin’s Somkhele mine continues solid performance 28TH APRIL 2015
    — Mining Weekly
  • Richards Bay 6,000 NAR trades — Platts CTI
  • Turkey Q1 thermal coal imports up 21% on S African volume surge — Platts CTI
  • South African FOB spot climbs despite low demand — Platts CTI
  • Southern Africa looks to prosper from rich coal resource — The National
  • South African spot remains steady — Platts CTI
  • Off-spec South African coal attracts interest in Indian thermal market
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal swaps track oil, macro to recover from weak open
    — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay jumps to over one-month highs — Platts CTI
  • Yvo de Boer highlights importance of coal in developing countries
    — World Coal
  • FOB Richards Bay trades dry up again — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay 6,000 NAR trades again — Platts CTI
  • Indian buyers turn to off-spec South African thermal coal — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay still tradeless — Platts CTI
  • Carbon tax to hurt growth, socio-political stability and exacerbate unemployment — Independant Online
  • Richards Bay FOB spot remains quiet — Platts CTI
  • New commodity superhighway will emerge in China — Commodity Online
  • New coal terminal on the cards for Richards Bay — The Citizen
  • SA's future shrouded in darkness — Mail & Guardian
  • Demand for South African coal skewed to certain grades — Platts CTI
  • South African spot up 65 cents on-day — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB market stable — Platts CTI
  • Keaton pushes coal output to record high — Mining Weekly
  • CIF ARA spot ticks up for third straight session — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot prices rise to over two-week high — Platts CTI
  • Strike halts production at Anglo’s Kleinkopje thermal mine in S Africa
    — Platts CTI
  • Anglo American coal mine in S Africa hit by wildcat strike — Reuters
  • India to the Rescue as Australia Eyes Coal’s Crown — The Diplomat
  • FOB Richards Bay unchanged — Platts CTI
  • South African supply tight — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal swaps lose almost $1 on macro, gas, bearish sentiment
    — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay drops 65 cents day on day — Platts CTI
  • Coal Markets in Motion — World Coal Association
  • Coal: Contracts aided by lower AUD — UBS
  • Richards Bay FOB spot moves sideways — Platts CTI
  • S African Feb thermal coal exports slip 9.5% on-month to 6 million mt
    — Platts CTI
  • Almost 17% of expected 2015 US coal output below market pricing – Woodmac — Mining Weekly
March 2015
  • South African spot prices slip — Platts CTI
  • South African prices too volatile — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB market sees little demand — Platts CTI
  • South African coal prices rise — Platts CTI
  • South African FOB thermal spot price up $1 on Australian mine cut news
    — Platts CTI
  • Oil prices, OPEC shenanigans & the North Sea — Oilholics Synonymous Report
  • Differentiating falling prices & falling demand — World Coal
  • FOB Richards Bay down to record low of $59.60/t — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA Cal-16 swap falls to fresh record low amid extended bearishness
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF Turkey thermal price plummets $3/t amid bearish Atlantic market
    — Platts CTI
  • Physical Atlantic markets slip lower as paper pressure continues — Platts CTI
  • Glencore opts for squeaky clean — Mining Weekly
  • Pressure on polluters increases as coal industry declines across EU — Euractiv
  • China Focus: China coal producers may enter vicious circle of price war and loss — Xinhua News Agency
  • Coal miners feel pinch in Japan deal — Fairfax Media Publications
  • S. Africa's Eskom seeks more power hikes - City of Cape Town — Reuters Africa
  • Richards Bay 6,000 NAR breaks dry run — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay swaps drop $1 — Platts CTI
  • Sunbird Energy to supply gas to S. African power utility Eskom
    — Reuters Africa
  • THERMAL COAL-Futures stabilise after losing streak — Reuters Africa
  • Coal-rich South32 keen to help Eskom solve power issues – Kerr
    — Mining Weekly
  • Rebalancing China’s Energy Strategy — The Paulson Institute
  • World carbon emissions stall after almost 40 years of gains — Reuters
  • Government eyes zero Indian coal imports by 2020, experts say not possible
    — SNL
  • Blasting halted at Universal’s Kangala Colliery in S Africa after incident
    — Platts CTI
  • S African suppliers hold onto cargoes — Platts CTI
  • Green hopes, on China's terms — The Washington Post
  • Coal-based projects viable with cheap oil — South China Morning Post
  • India aims for big coal output boost next fiscal year — Reuters
  • Coal producers turn away from Eskom — Finweek
  • Coal prices to drop further – BofA Merrill Lynch — World Coal
  • Carbon belchers cloud climate issue — Fairfax Media Publications
  • ANALYSIS: Optimum supply deal pinpoints new S African pricing dynamic
    — Platts CTI
  • The flexibility of German coal-fired power plants amid increased renewables
    — Cornerstone
  • FOB Richards Bay also supported by high bids — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay gains 55 cents — Platts CTI
  • China plans big cuts to coal imports in quest for cleaner air — The Age News
  • Mozambique raises transport project costs — World Coal
  • China makes push to ditch coal addiction — World Coal
  • China slashes our imports — Fairfax Media Publications
  • South African 6,000 NAR coal attractive — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay gain ground — Platts CTI
  • China to reduce coal consumption for better air — Xinhua News Agency
  • India coal output will gain, but not to heroic forecasts: Russell — Reuters
  • Botswana – Mulilo lines up base load coal IPP — Reuters
  • Richards Bay FOB spot slips over $1 — Platts CTI
  • Exxaro confirms take-or-pay coal rail contract with Transnet — Mining Weekly
  • SA’s Exxaro 2014 coal production up 1% to 39.2Mt — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot unchanged — Platts CTI
  • Colombia looks to maintain oil, coal, gold output despite lower prices — EFE
  • THERMAL COAL-Futures slip in oversupplied market — Reuters Africa
  • Glencore leads on output cut — Fairfax Media Publications
  • Richards Bay FOB spot slips — Platts CTI
  • What keeps Energy Leaders awake at the dawn of 2015?
    — World Energy Council
  • Glencore's goal remains cash — Fairfax Media Publications
  • Anthracite: the next big thing among coal suppliers
    — Fairfax Media Publications
  • Glencore 2015 coal output to fall after Australia, South Africa cuts — Reuters
  • A massive increase in coal mining is a cause for concern
    — The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Coal still king — Bangkok Post
  • S African Jan thermal exports fall 10.4% on-month to 6.6Mt — Platts CTI
  • Dutch government says sorry for gas field causing quakes — Reuters
  • Rio Tinto energy chief's job cut may signal coal exit — Reuters
  • Over the Barrel: Green fig leaf — The Indian Express
  • Have Newcastle coal prices emerged from half a decade of decline? — Reuters
  • Majority coal production in Shanxi remains suspended on mounting downward pressure on prices— Xinhua News Agency
  • Bleak coal outlook to force consolidation: Yancoal
    — The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Medupi finally produces first power — Business Day
February 2015
  • Coal industry stands for progress and prosperity — EurActiv
  • Playing the long game Down Under — World Coal
  • Britain's coal-fired power generation at five-year low in 2014 — Reuters Africa
  • Colombia gov't forecasts 10% increase in 2015 coal output — Mining Weekly
  • THERMAL COAL-Prices ease after early 2015 rally — Reuters Africa
  • FOB Richards Bay drops 20 cents — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay drops to 19-day low — Platts CTI
  • Interest for Richards Bay 6,000 NAR material — Platts CTI
  • Tightness in South African coal supply — Platts CTI
  • Indonesia to cap coal production in 2015 — World Coal
  • Update: BP Energy Outlook 2035 — Rosalie Starling
  • Thermal coal prices: the India factor — World Coal
  • ‘Moribund’ Botswana coal industry requires gentle approach – consultant
    — Mining Weekly
  • Coal mining in Canada to 2020: Underutilised assets — World Coal
  • Coal sector rationalisation inevitable: Goyder — Australian Financial Group
  • Coal prices 'unlikely' to recover in 2015 — The Sydney Morning Herald
  • South African coal more competitive as prices fall — Platts CTI
  • A challenging outlook: US coal in 2015 — World Coal
  • Richards Bay FOB slips further — Platts CTI
  • Thermal Coal: Sun-setting on the JFY system? — UBS
  • Indonesia 2014 coal output, exports decline as low prices, new rules bite
    — The Asean Daily
  • Indonesian coal exports seen flat to 2014 at 350Mt — Coal Guru
  • China January coal imports at 16.78Mt — Reuters
  • India's coal imports soften as local supply improves — Reuters
  • Indonesian coal miner Garda Tujuh stops production in depressed market
    — Reuters
  • CIF ARA Cal-16 drops $1 further as bearish sentiment weighs — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot ticks lower — Platts CTI
  • Russian coal production to remain flat in 2015 - Econ Ministry — Interfax
  • THERMAL COAL-Futures trim gains, market refocuses on oversupply
    — Reuters Africa
  • EU on track for green energy goal but UK, Dutch lagging — Reuters
  • COLUMN-India coal output closer to ending years of disappointment: Russell — Reuters
  • Coal Authority makes multi-million pound awards to protect nation's environment — GOV.UK
  • Asia coal bonds due for reality check — Reuters
  • Smaller coal producers await shift in demand, prices — The Washington Times
  • Cyclone threatens coastal mining sites — Mining News
  • CIF ARA thermal coal spot slips over $1 as 10-day bull-run ends — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB remain supported — Platts CTI
  • Thermal coal trade thin in India as buyers await budget — Platts CTI
  • Mozambique production project uncertainty — The Economic Times
  • Colombia coal production rises to 88.5Mt in 2014 — EFE News Services
  • Existing technology can increase coal plants’ efficiency to 40% – WCA
    — Mining Weekly
  • Anglo American reports 25% drop in underlying earnings, $3.9bn in impairments — Mining Weekly
  • FOB Richards Bay jumps to close to two-month highs — Platts CTI
  • Indian domestic thermal coal, logistics curb imports — Platts CTI
  • China demand rises for Richards Bay thermal coal — Platts CTI
  • NORDIC POWER-Forwards gain on drier weather, stronger coal
    — Reuters Africa
  • Richards Bay FOB thermal coal spot climbs to 7-week high — Platts CTI
  • THERMAL COAL-Australian coal prices dip but are still 16% up since Jan
    — Reuters
  • China Focus: China Jan coal imports plunge on policy change and gloomy demand — Xinhua News Agency
  • Power Problems compounded by BEE requirements — 702 News
  • Demand for innovation in energy keeps growing — The Financial Times
  • Huge investment needed to make up S. Africa coal losses: minister — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB falls for first time in six sessions — Platts CTI
  • S African thermal coal exports hit 74.42 million mt in 2014: customs
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal coal spot slips on bearish supply-demand drivers — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay FOB spot remains strong — Platts CTI
January 2015
  • FOB Richards Bay thermal swaps rally $2 as Glencore plans S African cuts
    — Platts CTI
  • What is on the cards for the coal industry in 2015? — World Coal
  • News Analysis: China's coal industry freezes over — Xinhua News Agency
  • Botswana Coal Companies See Output Without New Rail Line — Bloomberg
  • Energy-hungry India doubles down on coal — Washington Post
  • Shanxi not to approve any new coal mine projects before 2020
    — Xinhua News Agency
  • China cuts in coal 'a blow' — Financial Review Group
  • Japan Dec coal import volume down 5.8% — Reuters
  • THERMAL COAL-European import prices near 9-yr low; Goldman Sachs cuts forecast — Reuters
  • Greece: Syriza juggles coal, pipelines and climate ambitions — The Guardian
  • China commodities news in the media: January 26 — Platts
  • Is South32 in Glencore’s cross hairs? — World Coal
  • Oil prices 'low for up to 3 years' — BBC News
  • Tower of power — World Coal
  • Opec, oil companies clash at Davos over price collapse — Reuters
  • Price volatility a key worry for global energy leaders – WEC report
    — Engineering News
  • Resgen defers some Boikarabelo activities until finalisation of debt funding
    — Mining Weekly
  • Mozambique coal sector sees disruptions, deals and bankruptcy
    — Mining Weekly
  • Richards Bay FOB spot ticks lower — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay physical, swaps prices diverge — Platts CTI
  • Demand limited for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Coal miners seek output cuts as prices plunge — The Jakarta Post
  • Moody's says Indonesia's Berau on review for possible downgrade — Reuters
  • Shaanxi Coal sees 2014 net profit down about 70% weak coal prices — Reuters
  • Thermal coal reaches 'retirement age', says Goldman Sachs
    — Thomson Reuters
  • China's coal production sees first drop since 2000 — Xinhua News Agency
  • Demand for Richards Bay FOB coal — Platts CTI
  • Indian buyers come in for Richards Bay FOB coal — Platts CTI
  • Contango contracting — Platts CTI
  • Polish premier seen determined to restructure coal mining industry
    — Associated Press
  • Sasol dividend fades as oil prices fall — Independent Online
  • Winners and losers in China's deepening economic slowdown
    — The Economic Times
  • Tumbling Russian rouble pulls European coal prices with it — Reuters
  • Front-end CIF ARA swaps rally $1 as market mulls Fenoco court ruling
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal coal breaks 23-day bear-run on Fenoco rail restrictions
    — Platts CTI
  • Liberation Mine Ready To Start Exploration After Securing Funds
    — ZimEye Media
  • India crucial for success of Climate pact: UK — The Economic Times
  • Australia pinning its hopes on gas boom — The Straits Times
  • Mining sector poised for a bumpy 2015 as legislative uncertainty, other challenges linger — Mining Weekly
  • CIF ARA thermal coal swaps fall to new lows with weak macro — Platts CTI
  • Queensland exports record coal tons — Mining Weekly
  • Atlantic thermal prices mixed as spot buying supports FOB Richards Bay
    — Platts CTI
  • Arup says sustainability to rank high as it leads development of Exxaro’s new Mpumalanga colliery — Mining Weekly
  • Keep coal in the ground to stymie climate change — The Dominion Post
  • China orders more regions to cut coal consumption — Reuters
  • 2015: the year of coalbed methane — World Coal
  • China releases interim rules to guide coal consumption cut or replacement in key areas — Xinhua News Agency
  • Richards Bay premium over ARA widens — Platts CTI
  • Coal prices likely to fall back in short term — Xinhua News Agency
  • North China to slash coal consumption for better air quality
    — Xinhua News Agency
  • Whitehaven rejects gloomy forecast for 2015 coal prices
    — Financial Review Group
  • Insolvent coal junior Beacon Hill goes into administration — Mining Weekly
  • Coal prices likely to fall back in short term — Xinhua News Agency
  • As Oil Slips Below $50, Canada Digs In for Long Haul — Wall Street Journal
  • FOB Richards Bay holds ground — Platts CTI
  • Stocks choppy as oil prices fall further — The Financial Times
  • Glencore says restarting Australia coal mines shut to fight glut — Reuters
  • Richards Bay FOB trades higher — Platts CTI
  • Falling oil prices aid coal miners — The Financial Times
  • CIF ARA thermal coal spot slumps below $60/mt for first time since 2009
    — Platts CTI
  • Coal stocks of six major Chinese power generators fall 0.8% on-week
    — Platts CTI
  • Coal India workers call off five-day strike, resume work Thursday — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA coal swaps diverge as contango reasserts itself — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA thermal coal spot trades down over $2 to fresh 5-year low — Platts CTI
  • Indian thermal coal buyers seek bargains amid oversupply — Platts CTI
  • Choppy CIF ARA Cal-16 trading — Platts CTI
  • South African coal out of the money in ARA — Platts CTI
  • S African Nov thermal coal exports slip to 6.04Mt, 3-month low — Platts CTI
  • Grubby business: India’s coal strike — World Coal
  • Indian coal strike — BRICS Media Limited
  • Richards Bay FOB spot activity steps up as New Year gets underway
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA 15-60 day thermal coal spot prices slip to new lows — Platts CTI
 

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