Indonesian mining giant seeks to triple aluminium production

PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium has set a long-term goal of tripling its production capacity by expanding operations to the island of Borneo as it seeks to utilize the region’s abundant bauxite reserves, Bloomberg reports. The state-owned company known as Inalum plans to boost capacity to 750,000 tonnes by building a 500,000-tonne smelter in North Kalimantan, […]

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Indonesia allows nine companies to resume nickel ore exports; all set to start battery-grade nickel plants

Indonesia has allowed nine companies to resume nickel ore exports after inspections into reports of ore export rules violations, Reuters reports. Among the companies allowed to export ore again are state-controlled miner PT Aneka Tambang and PT Trimegah Bangun Persada, according to an official document reviewed by Reuters and verified by a mining ministry official […]

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Nickel’s fate hangs in balance as Indonesia considers early ban on exports

Indonesia is weighing whether to advance the timeline for a planned ban on exports of mineral ores, the country’s trade minister said a day after nickel prices surged on speculation the Southeast Asian nation will halt shipments, Reuters reports. President Joko Widodo is gathering input from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources about the […]

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