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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

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.


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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