China has tentatively agreed to majority finance an ambitious US$ 5.15 billion Queensland coal mine project, as the north Asian giant continues its relentless pursuit of Australia's resource assets. Australia's Waratah Coal Pty Ltd. announced in Brisbane on Thursday that it has entered into a deal with China's Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) for developing the country's largest thermal coal mine in Queensland at a cost of A$6.6 billion.
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China has discovered a new coal field containing more than 13 billion tonnes of proven coal reserves in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, the China News Service reported on Monday. The 1,400 square-kilometre Sha'erhu coal field, located in the county of Shanshan in eastern Xinjiang
If you are lucky, Santa Claus may leave a huge lump of coal in your stocking this year. With near-month futures contracts trading in the $120-$130 per ton range, the formerly shunned fuel is more valuable than ever.
As with most investments there are risks and rewards associated with commodity investing, often in lock-step. Many investors hire experts to manage their money rather than doing the investigation required to increase the chances for success. But...