World's Top Coal Miner Told to Reform as Import Costs Plunge

  • State-run Coal India faces more competition as monopoly eases
  • Market stranglehold still sufficient to cushion shares in 2016

A labourer loads coal onto a truck at a depot in Jaintia Hills, India.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

India has a stark message for its national coal miner as global prices of the commodity slide: revamp operations at the world’s biggest producer of the fuel, or run the risk of struggling.

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