Apr 12, 2015

In southern China, hundreds protest over polluting power plant

Hundreds of people in China’s southern Guangdong province protested the expansion of a coal-fired power plant on Sunday, state media reported, the latest sign of public discontent over pollution. Residents had complained of smog in Heyuan city since the power plant there began operations ...

Modi passes 'Thatcher test' as coal union strike crumbles

Jan 8, 2015

Modi passes 'Thatcher test' as coal union strike crumbles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced down the first major opposition to his economic agenda as coal unions called off a 2-day-old strike that threatened to paralyze the nation. The unions at the world’s biggest coal miner, Coal India Ltd., agreed to end the planned ...

Dec 10, 2014

Mitsui to buy stake in Mozambique coal, rail projects

Leading Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co will buy a stake in Mozambique coal and transport infrastructure projects, making an initial investment of $763 million, the company said Tuesday. Mitsui said it would buy 14 percent of the Moatize coal mine and 35 percent ...