The Met Coal Market in 2014: Conditions to Improve, Says Joe Aldina

The Met Coal Market in 2014: Conditions to Improve, Says Joe Aldina

At the 2014 Coal Association of Canada Conference and Trade Show, held in Vancouver from September 10 to 12, several analysts shared their views on the thermal and metallurgical coal markets. In particular, Wood Mackenzie analyst Joe Aldina gave an excellent overview of both markets and provided attendees with an idea of when they may start to "turn the corner."

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