Indian iron ore and steel players urge government to abolish import duty on coking coal

The iron ore and steel industry in India has urged the government to abolish import duty and GST compensation cess on coking coal, a key and expensive requirement in iron smelting, reports Business Standard. India doesn’t have good quality coking coal deposits, leading pig iron and steel manufacturers to lean heavily on imports. At the […]

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Australia finally clears Adani to mine one of the world’s largest coal reserves

The most divisive mining project in recent Australian history can finally break ground after the state of Queensland cleared the final regulatory hurdle on Thursday for Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mine. The approval of the project’s groundwater management marks the end of an almost 10-year wait, during which the proposed mine faced steady resistance by environmental groups. Local […]

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Drought situation to hit sugar output hard in Maharashtra and Tamilnadu

Even as the International Sugar Organization (ISO) has raised its forecast for 2018-19 global sugar surplus to 1.83 million tonnes, up from its previous estimate of 641,000 tonnes, thanks to increased production in India and Thailand as well as a diminished outlook for sugar consumption, Maharashtra and Tamilnadu in India are reporting huge output cuts […]

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