Japan reportedly to ease approval for coal plants25th September 2012
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- With Japan seeking to move permanently away from nuclear power, the government is looking to ease enivronmental approvals for the construction and upgrade of coal power plants, the Nikkei reported Tuesday.
South Korea: Coal’s Powerful Role15th September 2012
Perhaps often overlooked in a market dominated by Chinese demand has been the continued and firm growth in shipments to South Korea. Between 2008 and 2011, South Korea's imports of major dry bulk cargoes increased by 50mt to 189mt, accounting for 8% of global dry bulk trade growth over the period.