There’s more to coal’s struggles in Asia than just China coronavirus

Asia’s seaborne coal markets stumbled in February 2020, Reuters reports. In addition to the coronavirus outbreak in China, the weakness in coal concentrated in other major importers of the polluting fuel. South Korea’s imports of both thermal and coking coal were particularly hard hit, dropping to 6.9 million tonnes in February from 11.4 million tonnes […]

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Output of eight core industries declines by 5.8% in October 2019

Output of eight core infrastructure industries contracted by 5.8 per cent in October, indicating the severity of economic slowdown, according to government data. Eight core industries posted marginal 0.2% growth in output for April-October 2019. As many as six of eight core industries saw a contraction in output in October. The Eight Core Industries carrying […]

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Eight core sectors growth slows to 2.1% in July; Manufacturing growth falls to 15-month low in August 2019

Growth of eight core industries dropped to 2.1 per cent in July mainly due to a contraction in coal, crude oil, natural gas and refinery products, according to official data. The eight crore sector industries – coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity – had expanded by 7.3 per cent […]

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Eight core sectors’ output rises only 0.2% y/y in June 2019: Government of India

Eight core sector industries recorded a slightly higher growth in June compared to the same month last year, according to a statement issued by the commerce and industry ministry. The core sectors include coal, fertilizers, electricity, steel, cement, petroleum refinery, natural gas and crude oil. As per the press release, the key industries registered 0.2 […]

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COMMENTARY – Help clean up the air, Mr. Prime Minister

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One of the brightest spots in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government’s tenure has been India becoming the world’s fastest-growing energy market, fuelled in no small measure by an ambitious renewable energy program. Yet, the conundrum is that 15 of the world’s country most-polluted cities are also in India—a dubious distinction that can only become […]

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NTPC of India aims for 10.4 million tonnes of captive coal production during 2019/20

India’s largest power producer, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), has set a target of mining 10.4-million tonnes of coal from its captive mines during 2019/20. According to a company statement, NTPC had set the coal production target in its memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the Power Ministry, which also stipulated that the utility would […]

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