Indonesia Mining News

Nickel price rally 'on shaky ground'

Partial lifting of Indonesia ore ban could make up any potential Philippines export losses.

Foreign miners pull up stakes in Indonesia

Newmont Mining’s exit after more than 30 years illustrates mining companies’ growing difficulties there.

More Grasberg uncertainty for Freeport

No early talks on Indonesia licence extension, export permit expiring next week still being negotiated.

Newmont selling Indonesian unit for $1.3 billion

With the sale, Newmont is offloading its Batu Hijau mine, Indonesia’s the second-biggest copper and gold operation.

Cautiously optimistic about nickel price

Nickel's jumped back above $9,000 and the outlook is for steady price increases through 2019 despite possible lifting of Indonesian export ban – report.

Freeport axes oil and gas workforce as it posts sixth straight loss

The company, which is the US biggest miner by market value, is cutting 25% of its workforce to reduce debt.

Newmont Mining investigating bribery allegations

The gold and copper miner didn’t specified where the alleged misconduct took place.

Top 10 copper producing countries

Peru's output surges, North American producers slip down the rankings and Chinese mines shut down.

Indonesian group to buy control of Newmont unit for $2 billion

Panigoro, the founder of oil and gas firm PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Newmont Mining Corp's local metals operations.

Indonesia could deplete coal reserves by 2033 – PwC

Indonesia could exhaust its economically retrievable coal reserves by 2033, a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers released on Monday showed.

Indonesia to ease mineral export ban from 2017

The measure is part of a wider revision of the 2009 mining law that led to Indonesia's export edicts and other regulations.

Indonesia sends team of experts as worker still trapped at Newcrest mine

The incident happened at Gosowong's Kencana mine — the same area where two men were trapped underground for eight days in December 2010.

Indonesia, Freeport fail to reach deal over copper export permit

The two sides have yet to resolve a government demand that the US firm first pay a $530 million deposit.

Freeport Indonesia boss steps down

Maroef Sjamsuddin's decision comes less than a month after the chairman of the U.S. mining giant stepped down.

Miners, commodities traders brace for La Niña

The last time the weather event was present, it wrought havoc on the mining industry in Australia, with thermal and coking coal mines in Queensland hit by flooding from cyclones and heavy rain.

Freeport-McMoRan chairman resigns, shares plummet

The company's co-founder James Moffett will step down as chairman and quit the board.

Freeport follows Anglo’s lead: suspends dividend, cuts spending, eyes assets sales

The U.S. miner became the latest mining company to announced drastic measures aimed at preserving cash amid a deepening commodity prices rout.

New doubts about Freeport's Grasberg licence

Amid corruption scandal and contradicting earlier safeguards, Indonesia says won't make a decision on future of giant copper and gold mine until 2019.

Newmont's Indonesian copper exports to restart

Exports suspended for nearly two months over building of smelter.

Indonesia probing allegations of extortion to Freeport-McMoRan by senior officials

The investigation aims to determine whether senior officials tried extorting Freeport’s Indonesian unit in return for letting the company continue to operate in the country.

Future of BHP coal mines in Indonesia hinging on mining rules revision

The country's government is in the midst of reviewing its mining legislation, particularly mandatory divestment rules and contract extensions.

Newmont slashes costs, mines 16% more gold

Also approves expansion of Tanami mine in Australia.

Freeport logs third-quarter loss after massive oil and gas write-down

The U.S’s largest mining company unveils plans to further slash copper and molybdenum output.

Indonesia promises Freeport to extend Grasberg contract

The approval will include “the same rights and the same level of legal and fiscal certainty provided under its contract of work,” the company said without elaborating.

Indonesia puts 500,000 tonnes copper concentrate in doubt

Indonesia is not renewing Newmont's copper concentrate export permit according to officials.