Coal Suffering Bleak Year in China on Weakening Industrial Use

  • Demand in world's biggest consumer forecast to fall third year
  • China coal association sees `bleak' situation for 2016

China’s coal use is forecast to fall a third year as industrial output slows, adding force to President Xi Jinping’s drive to cut overcapacity and dimming the hopes of global miners for an uptick in demand by the world’s biggest consumer.

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