Freeport cuts output forecast 

Freeport-McMoran, the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, has cut its output forecasts following a stand-off when Indonesia stopped exports from its Grasberg mine...

Jakarta’s religious card 

The future of one of the world's largest cities, Jakarta, lies in the balance. As ethnicity and religion have been increasingly exploited, the colossal...

Car tax distorts cost of S’pore living 

Singapore’s ecological balance is dependent on its relative paucity of cars. Singapore is the most expensive city on earth, according the Economist's Intelligence Unit, which...

Papua allowed to speak out 

The Asmat of Papua Province. The provinces are ethnically distinct from the rest of Indonesia. The unstable Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua...

Coral crash sparks Indonesia backlash 

The Raja Ampat islands have some of the world’s most fascinating reefs. The huge British-registered cruise ship which ripped through one of the world's...

Freeport row threatens bilateral ties

Little profit from Freeport’s mines has filtered down to the indigenous Papuans. Source: Wikimedia     Indonesian traders fear that tensions between US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan and...

Indonesia’s $1bn war on plastic

The Citarum, east of Jakarta, is regarded as the most polluted river in the world. Source: Flickr Indonesia will allocate up to US$1 billion a...

Singapore mulls ivory ban

African elephants remain endangered by East Asian demand for ivory. Source: MaxPixel Singapore is mulling a ban on the sale of ivory, according to Minister...

Fuel giants uneasy at S’pore tax

The Panama-flagged jack-up rig El Qaher II in Singaporean waters. Source: Wikimedia Singapore carbon tax initiative revealed this week in its budget will cover around 40 firms in...

Freeport looks to sue Jakarta

Most indigenous Papuan communities have not embraced the foreign mining companies. Source: Wikimedia Freeport-McMoRan has warned Indonesia it was prepared to sue if it...

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