Chinese coal ban does not signify souring ties: Australian PM

Vastavam web: Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday a ban on Australian coal imports at China’s northern port of Dalian does not point to a souring of ties between the countries. “I think people should be careful about leaping to conclusions about this. This is not the first time that on occasion local ports make decisions about these matters,” Morrison told reporters in Auckland. The Australian currency fell more than 1 percent on Thursday after Reuters reported that customs at Dalian had banned imports of Australia’s biggest export earner since the start of February.