Scrambling for light at a darkened coalface

A surplus of US product and slowing growth in China has Australia's coal sector in a battle for survival. But two recent pieces of luck will give the industry hope.

Anglo American’s Mark Cutifani had it exactly right when he told the Minerals Council of Australia conference today that Australia’s coal sector is at a critical moment in its history. With mine closures and massive job-shedding the sector is in a desperate battle for survival.

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