A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte is excited to have joined the Investing News Network as an editorial assistant, and looks forward to gaining more knowledge about the commodities sector. She plans to complete her certificate in the spring of 2013.
Bloomberg reported that shares of James River Coal Co. (NASDAQ:JRCC) rose to a two-month high, gaining 16 percent to reach $2.58, following the company’s decision to exchange around “$243.4 million of convertible bonds for $123.3 million of new notes due in 2018.”
Bloomberg reported that this year, Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi LLC will start mining the West Tsankhi coal area, located in Mongolia, in order to get out of debt and pay off Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd. (NYSE:ACH).
The Wall Street Journal reported that Glencore Xstrata plc (LSE:GLEN) is going to shelve its plans for a new coal export terminal in Queensland, Australia. The decision reportedly comes on the back of the company’s concern about the medium-term outlook for the coal industry.
Bloomberg reported that China has suspended production at all Sichuan coal mines following a May 11 explosion that killed 28 workers and injured 18 others. The stoppages are not likely to affect coal prices nationwide.
Bloomberg reported that state-owned China Resources (Holdings) Company Ltd. plans to integrate China Resources Power Holdings Company Ltd. (HKEX:0836) and China Resources Gas Group Ltd. (HKEX:1193) by having China Resources Power acquire China Resources Gas. The move is part of a planned shift away from coal.
People’s Daily Online reported that as many as half of the coal companies in Ordos, which is “one of the major domestic coal producing regions in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region,” have reduced or halted coal production due to falling electricity consumption and increased use of hydropower.
New Delhi Television reported that the Supreme Court of India believes that “the heart” of the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) Coalgate report draft was altered as a result of government suggestions. That’s in contrast to the CBI’s claim that the “central theme of the status reports have not changed.”
Reuters reported that the Indian government plans to sell a 10-percent stake in Coal India Ltd. (BSE:533278) via a share auction that it hopes to launch by August or September. This week, it is set to invite bankers and advisers to bid to manage the offering.