Its the fact of our shit economy here in Australia,I wonder why AUD is going up!
Coal Slump Leaves Australia Port Half-Used, Bank Lenders at Risk
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) and Westpac Banking Corp. are among lenders risking losses on $3 billion of loans backing a coal port in Australia that will be twice its required size. Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty, the group comprising the unfinished project’s owners, including Glencore Xstrata Plc (GLEN) and Wesfarmers Ltd. (WES), in 2011 borrowed the debt from 19 banks, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. When the port in the state of Queensland begins shipping in early 2015, only about half of its 27 million metric tons of initial annual export capacity will be used after a ... (full story)