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China is the world's largest producer and importer of thermal coal, and also its biggest user.   © AP
Market Spotlight

China and India send coal prices soaring amid green-energy push

Squeeze driven by short-term supply disruption and lack of long-term investment

RURIKA IMAHASHI, Nikkei staff writer | China

TOKYO -- The price of thermal coal used to generate electricity is nearing a record high as surging demand in China and India collides with a reluctance to invest in new capacity in a world heading for decarbonization.

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