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Listen: A tale of two coals: Thermal and coking coal prices amid China's import curbs

Confusion over China's policy on coal imports has been hounding the Asian coal market since late-January. There have been talks among market participants about an import ban on Australian coal at China's ports in the northeast, but a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said the checks are for environmental reasons. 

In this podcast, editors Hui Min Lee and Yi-Le Weng examine how prices of both thermal and coking coal are moving amid the lack of clarity on China's import policy. 

Building bridges: Energy and commodities in the construction sector

S&P Global Platts explores some of the factors driving construction markets and how developments in commodities such as oil, gas and steel play a key role in determining whether projects get built, and how much they may cost to develop.

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