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Violent prices, demand fragile, fine as China

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Research & Analysis Director, Coal

Jim Thompson, Director for IHS Markit, is lead commentator for the IHS Coal & Energy daily newsletter and editor of the weekly publication, US Coal Review. He is conversant on worldwide market trends, with a focus on the North American coal markets. Mr. Thompson provides expertise both in thermal coal for electricity production and metallurgical coal for use in the steelmaking process. He is widely quoted by leading financial newspapers and speaks at multiple, industry-related conferences. He has more than two decades of experience in providing analysis and insight on coal markets for coal producers and consumers, as well as for financial analysts and investors. Mr. Thompson cofounded Energy Publishing, which was acquired by IHS Markit in 2013. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University.