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Indonesia ban driving Malaysia bauxite exports

Malaysia, the Philippines, and Australia are benefiting from Indonesia's ore export curbs

GAINS FROM MINING: Bauxite production in Malaysia more than quadrupled to 962,799 tonnes in 2014 from 208,770 tonnes the year before. Malaysia has come from nowhere on the export-trade map to being a big exporter.


MALAYSIA is emerging as an unexpected beneficiary of Indonesia's ban on ore exports as mining companies from its larger South-east Asian neighbour pump cash into local bauxite deposits to meet demand from China.

At least five Indonesian miners invested in Malaysia by the...

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