1:33 pm April 27, 2015 | 3 Comments
A Brazilian investor has expressed interest to invest Rp 1 trillion ($77 million) for cattle breeding on Buru island in Maluku, competing with other investors to tap Indonesia's lucrative but under-supplied beef market.
12:20 pm April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Pure-play silver miners, a niche investment market popular with retail investors, are moving up the endangered list.
10:30 am April 26, 2015 | 3 Comments
One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's solar energy that is becoming the alternative.
5:51 pm April 24, 2015 | No Comment
Tiremakers clinched Indonesian and Thailand rubber cargoes this week, but trade was mostly hushed as the market kept watch on a plan by key rubber producers to raise prices and ditch a system of pegging them to the benchmark set by Singapore’s SICOM exchange.
5:02 pm April 24, 2015 | No Comment
Coal production in Indonesia, the world’s top exporter of seaborne thermal coal, could drop by up to 24 percent this year as producers stop ramping up output and concentrate on business stability, the country’s main coal association said.
5:00 pm April 24, 2015 | No Comment
State-controlled tin miner Timah is allocating Rp 200 billion ($15 million) for the construction of a new hospital this year, as part of its effort to boost income from sectors other than mining as prices for tin decline.
9:03 am April 23, 2015 | No Comment
The five years it took regulators to bring high-profile charges against a UK trader underscore how hard it is to spot wrongdoing in fast-developing markets, and may herald problems in detecting future mishaps.
8:34 am April 23, 2015 | No Comment
Ghana’s decision to seek arbitration in a dispute with Ivory Coast over an oil-rich basin in the Atlantic could prove costly for the country and a consortium led by Tullow if a court halts development there.
8:21 am April 23, 2015 | No Comment
Nearly 80 percent of American companies surveyed by two human rights groups failed to meet a US rule requiring they monitor whether their products contain minerals from war-torn Africa.
5:15 pm April 22, 2015 | No Comment
Big Asian rubber producers, including world No. 1 Sri Trang Agro-Industry, plan to hike prices sharply, ditching a system of pegging them near the benchmark set by the SICOM exchange in Singapore.
9:14 am April 22, 2015 | No Comment
Charges against a high-frequency trader for helping to spark the 2010 “flash crash” present a test of US prosecutors’ ability to win a big market manipulation case and may make other traders nervous they may be next, lawyers said on Tuesday.
9:01 am April 22, 2015 | No Comment
BHP Billiton said on Wednesday it was pushing out the timetable to expand its iron ore output to 290 million metric tons a year, as it reported a 20 percent rise in quarterly output and upped its full-year guidance.
11:34 am April 20, 2015 | No Comment
The biggest crude palm oil processing company in the world, Wilmar Nabati Indonesia — the local unit of Wilmar International — plans to build a $1 billion integrated factory in the Maloy industrial area in East Kalimantan to produce more processed CPO products.
11:22 am April 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
A public-private partnership between Cargill, Monsanto and the Indonesian government on agriculture since 2012 aims to double the country's corn production capacity in the wake of the government's food self-sufficient program, a Cargill executive said on Sunday.