NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- At a recent Coaltrans Asia conference in Bali, large coal players revealed that with Japan's economy showing signs of recovery, coal prices may rebound in the second half of the year as producers are geared to scale up operations to cope with the surging demand.Meanwhile, Indonesian and Australian coal producers are ramping up operations to meet Asia's burgeoning coal demand for power, especially with several thermal power plants coming online in India. An industry expert said at the conference that Japan's thermal coal demand for 2011 has narrowed by only 10 million tons to 110 million tons, based on demand recovery from power plants that were not damaged.
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