Coal India May Miss Annual Output Goal for FY 18

Coal India Limited (CIL), the largest coal miner in India, produced 54.63 million tonnes of coal in December 2017, falling short of a predetermined target of 58.89 million tonnes, the company said in a...

India Starts Tariff Cut on Palm Oil Imports

The Indian government has announced to cut tariffs on crude and refined palm oil imports from Southeast Asian countries, effective January 1. The import tax on crude palm oil produced in Indonesia, Malaysia, and other...

Rio Tinto Reaches JV Agreement with Chinese Mining Giant

Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has inked a joint venture (JV) agreement with Minmetals, one of China's most powerful miners, for deepening cooperation in exploration of mineral deposits in China. The two businesses will establish...

Opportunities and Challenges of Lithium-Ion Battery Market

Lithium-ion battery market is expanding fast with the prosperous growth of new energy in these years. According to the report from Grand View Research, “the global lithium-ion battery market is expected to reach USD...

China Approves Imports of More GM Crops

China allowed five new genetically modified (GM) products from the United States and Canada for import after suspending GM approval for 18 months, leading to a total of 31 approved GM products in the...

China May Experience Larger Seasonal Swings in LNG Prices

Chinese government agencies converted tens of thousands of homes and factories from burning coal to natural gas since the end of last year. Beijing’s crackdown on pollution has an immediate effect on cleaner skies,...

Australian Lithium Minerals to Expand Mining Project With Asian Investment

Thanks to recent financing developments with Chinese and South Korean companies, Pilbara Minerals is advancing its expansion plans for the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia. Pilbara Minerals is steadily becoming one of the world's...

Kenya Intends to Export More Tea and Coffee to Chinese Market

From November 5th to 10th, 2018, several countries from all over the world gather in Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Centre to present their products in the first-ever China International Import Expo (CIIE). This expo provides...

India Set to Boost Global Steel Demand in 2019

Global crude steel demand is expected to continue to grow in 2019 though the world economy is widely expected to see slower growth, according to the World Steel Association, who noted that close attention...

Coal India Lowers the Power Generation Cost in the Challenges

Under the tremendous production pressure, Coal India foresees fierce competition raises from private sector in the near future. Gopal Singh, chairman of Coal India said to employees:” There would be more challenges ahead. In...

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EU and Japan Sign Free Trade Agreement

The European Union(EU) and Japan signed an agreement on tariff reduction on Tuesday. According to the deal, 99 percent of the tariffs on Japanese...