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BHP Billiton projects growing demand for coal

China, India and several Southeast Asian nations will drive an increasing demand for coal ahead of 2020, projects an executive from mining giant BHP Billiton. The assessment contradicts numerous analysts, who foresee a more gloomy outlook for the sector.

There will continue to be strong demand for coal from the Asian growth economies in the years to come, projects one of the senior executives at mining giant BHP Billiton.

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