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Another commodity boom: Blessing or curse in disguise?

Jakarta | Mon, July 2, 2018 | 01:24 pm
Another commodity boom: Blessing or curse in disguise? Last year was a good one for coal miners in Indonesia and the party is expected to continue in 2018. (JP/Arya Dipa)

PREMIUM Last year was a good one for coal miners in Indonesia and the party is expected to continue in 2018. Indonesia’s coal reference price (Harga Batubara Acuan, based on 6,322 kcal/kg gross as received [GAR] coal) reached US$101.86 per metric ton in March 2018, the highest since 2012. 

As of June 2018, the reference price stood at $96.61 per metric ton, with growth rates of 8...

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