Thermal coal inched up 0.07% to US$67.3 per ton last Friday (Aug 23), but the last quoted price represented 37% fall year-on-year. Global economic slowdown hurts the prospect of coal in export market, but domestic market of the commodity is set to grow faster in the coming years from power generation, mineral processing (especially bauxite, nickel, and cement), and the drive to add value for low-calorie coal.To subscribe please click here