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

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...

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Indonesian Government Disavows Plan to End Metal Ore Export Ban

Indonesian mining officials announced yesterday that they would not be pursuing a plan to allow the export of low-grade bauxite. The plan faced a tidal wave of opposition from domestic smelters as well as from investors from the People’s Republic of China who have invested vast amounts in the country to build processing plants. The […]

Indonesian Firm Preparing to Begin First Domestic Smelter-Grade Alumina Production

Cita Mineral Investindo (CITA) is planning to produce Indonesia’s first alumina upon the completion of the company’s refinery in Ketapang, West Kalimantan. The firm says production is expected to commence within the next several days. CITA’s new US$1.15 billion-smelter was constructed by Well Harvest Winning Alumina Refinery (WHW), a joint venture between CITA, China Hongqiao […]

Indonesia Mulls Relaxing Ban on Export of Bauxite

Indonesia’s energy minister said on Friday that the country may relax its ban on unprocessed minerals, including bauxite, as it reviews the country’s mining policies. The current weak markets in minerals has prompted the move. Exports of metal ore were banned in early 2014 in an effort to encourage smelter construction and to move the […]