In Zimbabwe, coal remains a critical resource, and government had until recently kept the sector closed to private players. STRUGGLING coal producer, Hwange Colliery Company Limited, is eyeing regional markets to widen its revenue streams and earn foreign currency. The listed firm, which has a negative equity position of $211,5 million, had secured working capital facilities to import additional underground mining equipment to boost production. The company, one of Zimbabwe’s largest coal producers, managed to bring back its underground mine into production during the last quarter of 2017. The company noted that its thrust was to rely more on its own capacity and to reduce equipment hire. “At the same time, the company will develop and…