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Indonesia Mulling Bauxite Export Ban Next Year

Indonesia Mulling Bauxite Export Ban Next Year

Last week the Indonesian government announced that it would “hit the breaks” on a wide range of commodities, including bauxite ore, over the next several years in a bid to attract overseas investment and boost available jobs. Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo...


Though Prohibition Remains, Illicit Bauxite Mining Continues In NW Indonesia

A longstanding ban on the practice notwithstanding, illicit bauxite mining reportedly continues in the northwestern reaches of Indonesia. Such was the reportage from domestic sources this weekend. Per Indonesian news agency Antara, illegal bauxite mining is underway in Angkut, Dendang and Bukit Batu in the Bintan District of Indonesia’s Riau Islands Province. Though the culprits […]

Bauxite the Topic of Recent Meeting Between Mining Ministers from Guinea and Indonesia

Indonesia and Guinea could be setting their sights on establishing ties in the bauxite sector, as evidenced by a meeting earlier this week between ministers of the two country’s relevant ministries. Indonesian media reported the meeting on Thursday, which was between Guinea’s Minister of State for Investment and Public Private Partnership Ibrahima Kassory Fofana and […]

Indonesia Relaxes Ban on Bauxite and Nickel Ore Exports

The Indonesian government implemented a significant change to its policies regarding the export of nickel ore and bauxite ore on Thursday, turning back on the spigot after a ban of slightly more than two years. The government banned the export of unprocessed ore in early 2014 in an effort to jump-start the country’s refining capacity. […]

Indonesian Draft Regulation May Allow Bauxite Export

A revised draft of an Indonesian mineral regulation could open the door for the resumption of bauxite ore from the country. The Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister’s fourth revision to Government Regulation No. 23/2010 would allow for the export of partly-processed mineral ore, leaving the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry to determine the commodities […]