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No more special concessions for Freeport

Jakarta | Tue, March 14, 2017 | 01:55 pm
No more special concessions for Freeport Dozens of people claiming themselves as workers of gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia hold a rally in front of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in Jakarta on March 7, urging the government to immediately resolve its dispute with the company. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

PREMIUM Today, we see that the dispute between the government and Freeport McMoran over contractual arrangements has mainly focused on unsettled tax concessions. This little piece will analyze why taxation is a hotspot in every dispute between giant mining companies and governments in extractive industries and why there has been so much drama and scandal. There are two reasons why mining companies i...

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