Otacilio Peçanha, Director, Negotiare Consultores

Published May 2017


Coaltrans Conferences (CC): How strong is the Brazilian steel industry these days? 


Otacilio Peçanha (OP): Coal-based steel industry in Brazil faces tough competition with foreign steel, especially Chinese. National currency (Real) appreciation is another issue that the industry has to take into consideration. 

Consolidation in the coal-based steel industry in Brazil has not happened to a reasonable degree yet and…

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Chris Walker, Sales, Marketing and Logistics Manager, Bengalla Mine

Published November 2016


Coaltrans Conferences (CC): Over the past few years there has been a lot of negativity about the long-term future of coal-fired power generation. Do you feel confident about continued coal demand from Asian economies?


Chris Walker (CW): The World Coal Association has spent significant time and energy (excuse the pun) to understand the long term view on coal.  Their assessment…

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