Indo Tambangraya Megah (ITMG), coal producer controlled by Banpu Plc (Thailand), is among the best performing stocks with 117% gain year-to-date as equity investors speculated on recovery of thermal coal market. Fundamentals of coal producers, including ITMG, in the first half, however, were still under significant pressures. ITMG, for example, reported 37.1% fall in net profit.To subscribe please click here