Bumi Resources, Berau Coal shares rise on Bakrie's proposal

JAKARTA, Oct 11 - Shares in Indonesia's Bumi Resources , Asia's biggest thermal coal exporter, jumped 4.4 percent on Thursday after the Bakrie family proposed a split and buyback of parent firm Bumi Plc .

Shares in Berau Coal Energy Tbk , a subsidiary of Bumi Plc, rose more than 10 percent, while the Jakarta Composite Index was down 0.34 percent.

(Reporting by Andjarsari Paramaditha, Writing by Michael Taylor, Editing by Matt Driskill)

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