Freeport McMoRan - updates

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Armed separatists occupy villages in Indonesia's Papua – police

Nov 10, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Around 1,300 residents are being held hostage by a two-dozen strong group that authorities say is part of the Free Papua Movement (OPM)

Indonesia gov't, Freeport still at odds over export regulations

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:18 PM

The company and the Indonesian government has yet to reach a compromise on copper exports after the government introduced new regulations in January which could affect the mining giant s operations

PROTEST. The Grasberg mine in Papua operated by PT Freeport Indonesia is the site of the most recent protest. Photo from Facebook/Freeport Indonesia

CEO Freeport McMoran: Arbitrase internasional jadi pilihan jika negosiasi gagal

Apr 30, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Freeport menawarkan harga US 1 7 miliar untuk 10 64 persen saham PT Freeport Indonesia Pemerintah menawar US 630 juta

Tambang terbuka Grasberg di Papua yang dikelola PT Freeport Indonesia. Foto dari Facebook/Freeport Indonesia

Mining giant Freeport cuts back after poor oil bet

Apr 27, 2016 - 12:11 AM

The world s largest copper miner with huge operations in Indonesia Democratic Republic of Congo Chile and the United States also said it would cut its oilfield workforce by 25

STOCKS DOWN. A pedestrian walks past an electric quotation board showing share price indexes of Tokyo stocks, while nagging worries about global economic growth and another drop in oil prices hurt sentiment. File photo from AFP

Robert Schroeder gantikan Maroef Sjamsoeddin sebagai Presdir Freeport Indonesia sementara

Jan 19, 2016 - 10:52 AM

Maroef Sjamsoeddin mundur sebagai Presiden Direktur PT Freeport Indonesia setelah satu tahun menjabat

MAROEF SJAMSOEDDIN. Presiden Direktur PT Freeport Indonesia Maroef Sjamsoeddin (kiri) hadiri sidang etik Mahkamah Kehormatan Dewan (MKD) DPR, pada 3 Desember 2015. Foto oleh Agung Rajasa/Antara

Bos Freeport McMoran James Moffett mundur

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Pendiri Freeport Jim Bob yang dikenal memiliki lobi luas di Tanah Air ini mundur dari posisi ketua dewan direksi dan akan menjadi konsultan untuk operasional di Indonesia

Indonesia parliament speaker leaves post amid corruption scandal

Dec 16, 2015 - 10:08 PM

Novanto was under the limelight after the local arm of US mining giant Freeport made public a recording between Freeport Indonesia president director Maroef Sjamsuddin and Novanto who allegedly tried to extort shares from the company

NOVANTO OUT. The House Speaker has been found guilty of violating ethics. Photo by Antara

Scandal in Indonesia: Minister denies extortion claims, defends President

Dec 15, 2015 - 1:59 PM

Minister Luhut Panjaitan says there is no truth to claims that he asked House speaker Setya Novanto to negotiate shares for the President in exchange for the extension of US mining Freeport s contract in Indonesia

Menko Polhukam Luhut Panjaitan (tengah) usai memberikan kesaksian pada sidang etik Mahkamah Kehormatan Dewan (MKD) di gedung Parlemen, Senayan, Jakarta, 14 Desember 2015. Foto oleh Agung Rajasa/Antara

ANALYSIS: Political scandal threatens Jokowi presidency

Dec 07, 2015 - 12:45 PM

At stake is not just the multi billion dollar future of one of the world’s biggest copper and gold mining assets but possibly the future of President Joko Widodo’s government and his credentials as a supposed reformer

SCANDAL. How Indonesian President Joko Widodo handles the Freeport scandal will be indicative of his leadership. File photo by AFP

Perwakilan Freeport hadiri pertemuan Jokowi dengan Kadin AS

Oct 27, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Perwakilan Freeport hadiri pertemuan Jokowi dengan US Chamber of Commerce tapi tak ada pembicaraan khusus

 GEDUNG PUTIH. Presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Obama bertemu Presiden Joko Widodo di Ruang Oval, Gedung Putih, Washington DC, Amerika Serikat, 26 Oktober 2015. Foto oleh EPA/Martin H. Simon

Menlu: Jokowi dipastikan tak akan bertemu Freeport di Amerika Serikat

Oct 26, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Jokowi memang akan bertemu pengusaha di AS tapi perwakilan Freeport tak masuk di dalamnya

Jokowi disambut Duta Besar AS untuk RI Robert Blake di Washington DC, Amerika Serikat, 25 Oktober 2015. Foto dari Facebook

Menlu: Jokowi bisa saja bertemu Freeport di Amerika Serikat

Oct 22, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Saat ini belum ada agenda Jokowi bertemu petinggi Freeport McMoran dalam kunjungan ke Amerika Serikat tapi tak menutup kemungkinan akan terjadi pertemuan

Presiden Jokowi saat berbincang dengan Presiden Obama saat pertemuan bilateral di sela-sela Konferensi APEC di Beijing, Tiongkok, pada 10 November 2014. Foto oleh EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Trial over alleged ISIS links, defense strategy

Oct 13, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the US dollars gains against the rupiah and an analysis on President Joko Widodo s government s deal with Freeport McMoRan

AIDING ISIS? Seven Indonesian men are accused of alleged ISIS links. File photo by AFP.

ANALYSIS: US mining giant’s deal with gov’t a victory for Jokowi

Oct 12, 2015 - 5:46 PM

On the eve of a US visit the long term investment is a sign that President Joko Widodo is gaining the upper hand over nationalists

UPPER HAND. The deal shows that the President is gaining an upper hand over nationalists. File photo by Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

The wRap Indonesia: Helicopter missing, scores dead in Turkey blast

Oct 12, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other top stories include the arrival of international aid to combat forest fires and a long term investment between Indonesia and PT Freeport Indonesia

INTERNATIONAL HELP. Malaysian aircrew members stand in front of the Bombardier 415 Superscooper aircraft as they arrive at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin airport in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia to help combat forest fires. Photo by EPA

Indonesia, PT Freeport Indonesia agree on developing world’s largest underground mining site

Oct 09, 2015 - 11:46 AM

The long term investment plan focuses on continuing operations of the Grasberg Mining Complex past 2021

LONG-TERM. The government of Indonesia and PT Freeport Indonesia agrees on long-term investment. Photo from Freeport Indonesia website.

New worker death at US-owned Freeport mine in Indonesia

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:34 PM

The victim suffered severe injuries and died on the spot after reportedly falling onto a conveyor belt

Security personnel look on at Freeport McMoRan's Grasberg mining complex, one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines located in Indonesia's remote eastern Papua province.  File photo by AFP

Three killed at US giant Freeport's Indonesia mine

Jan 02, 2015 - 4:17 PM

Grasberg one of the biggest copper and gold mines in the world has been plagued by accidents and production problems in recent years

MINING INCIDENTS. This file picture taken in Tembagapura, inside the Freeport Mining area on October 2, 2014 shows Freeport workers protesting and demanding an investigation following an accident that killed four people. File photo by Irsul/AFP

Indonesia allows Freeport to resume exports

Jul 26, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Indonesia introduced a ban on the export of some unprocessed minerals and higher taxes on others that can still be shipped out of the country in January 2014

Security personnel look on at Freeport McMoRan's Grasberg mining complex, one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines located in Indonesia's remote eastern Papua province.  File photo by AFP

Death toll rises to 21 in Indonesian mine collapse

May 21, 2013 - 12:14 PM

The accident happened on May 14 at Freeport McMoRan s Grasberg