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Indonesia's U-turn on mineral ore policy in danger of backfiring

Low commodity prices, lack of infrastructure, investors and loss of revenue are putting govt in a hole


WHEN Ignatius Jonan, Indonesia's energy and mineral resources minister defended his government's decision to relax the country's insistence on processing its own mineral ore he appeared to be answering not only why it was attempting a "temporary" U-turn on a resources policy it...

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