The Adaro Blog

RPT-COLUMN-Seaborne coal's struggles in Asia are more than just China coronavirus: Russell
March 3, 2020, 6:25 pm
LAUNCESTON, Australia, March 3 (Reuters) - Asia’s seaborne coal markets stumbled in February and it appears the coronavirus outbreak in China may dodge most of the blame, with the weakness concentrated in other major importers of the polluting fuel. South Korea’s imports of both...
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BlackRock World Mining drops coal from remit
February 28, 2020, 7:28 pm
BlackRock World Mining drops coal from remit – in conjunction with the release of BlackRock World Mining’s annual report for 2019, the board has had a rethink about its benchmark and examined the trust’s ESG credentials. The managers have decided that, across their business, they...
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JPMorgan announces big moves to support environment, including ending loans to coal industry
February 26, 2020, 6:17 pm
JPMorgan Chase pledged on Tuesday to facilitate $200 billion in environmental and economic development deals and will pull back from advising and lending to the coal-mining industry. The new targets, disclosed in presentations for the New York-based bank’s annual investor day, mark an...
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Indonesia could lose coal buyers over regulation mandating use of local ships: APBI
February 24, 2020, 7:10 pm
Indonesian coal miners may lose buyers because of a regulation that requires coal exporters to only use domestic shipping companies and insurance services, experts have warned. The head of the marketing and logistics department at the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) Hendri Tan said...
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Mongolia to resume coal exports to China
February 21, 2020, 7:05 pm
Mongolia will resume coal exports to China on 3 March, restoring a key source of coking coal imports after a four-week halt. The border has been closed after a 10 February decision to halt all commodity border crossings in a bid to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus within...
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India: Potential investors seek more clarity on commercial coal mining norms
February 20, 2020, 6:56 pm
Potential private investors have sought more clarity on the pricing mechanism proposed for the much-anticipated auction for commercial coal mining. In three separate meetings with Union coal ministry officials, some industry personnel also pointed out that the efficiency parameters specified by the...
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Miners welcome Indonesia’s new jobs bill that could spur coal growth
February 19, 2020, 7:05 pm
Miners have welcomed proposed changes to Indonesian mining rules under a new law aimed at boosting investment, though critics are concerned that the changes could underpin an expansion in polluting coal and threaten environment protection. President Joko Widodo’s sprawling “Job...
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China thermal coal market faces two-three month coronavirus short squeeze: Noble
February 18, 2020, 6:54 pm
BAMBOLIM, Goa, India (Reuters) - China’s domestic thermal coal market faces a 2-3 month short squeeze as a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak curtails production more than demand, Noble Resources’ chief coal analyst said on Tuesday. The new virus, which originated in China, has...
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Coal’s Losing Steam as Supply Restarts, Virus Stifles Demand
February 17, 2020, 6:48 pm
(Bloomberg) -- Coal prices in China are back on the slide as local miners resume production, easing concern about tight supply and suggesting demand is a bigger wild card as the world’s top market tries to contain a coronavirus outbreak. Futures on the Zhengzhou exchange have fallen for...
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Indonesia faces thermal coal loading delays amid vessel quarantines: sources
February 14, 2020, 6:27 pm
Singapore — The loading of coal cargoes onto vessels in the Kalimantan archipelago could experience slight delays in the near-term amid lingering concerns over the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19, sources said Friday. A south China-based trader told S&P Global Platts that workers...
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