Indonesia state miner to acquire 20% stake in Vale Indonesia

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State holding company Mining Industry Indonesia will acquire a 20% stake in Vale Indonesia for $500 million by June, 2020, the state miner’s acting chief executive said on Friday.

“The conditional share purchase agreement is expected in mid-December, the conclusion depends on conditions, but is targeted no later than June 2020,” Ogi Prastomiyono told reporters.

Under Indonesian mining rules, foreign controlled miners are required to reduce their ownership to 49% or below within 10 years of starting operations.

(By Wilda Asmarini and Tabita Diela; Editing by Ed Davies)

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