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Jakarta mining policy shift sparks turmoil

U-turn on mineral exports leads to standoff with one of America's biggest miners and major investor in Indonesia

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The government has, among others, asked firms to sign new permits that critics say offer less protection. The move is the latest in a series of regulatory changes that have caused jitters among miners.

Jakarta

A CONTROVERSIAL U-turn on mineral exports has sparked turmoil in Indonesia's key mining sector, providing a fresh headache for firms struggling to work in South-east Asia's biggest economy.

Despite sitting atop some of the world's most abundant natural resources, successive

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