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  • BEIJING, Aug 12- London nickel prices rose sharply in volatile Asian trade early on Monday as speculation continued that key producer Indonesia is about to bring forward a ban on mineral ore exports that was previously set to start in 2022. *NICKEL: Three-month nickel on the London Metal Exchange rose as much as 3.8% to $16,145 a tonne and stood at $16,125 a tonne as...

  • LONDON, Aug 9- Nickel has this week experienced an extraordinary, turbo-charged rally. This time it's all about Indonesia and whether the country will bring forward a planned ban on exports of nickel ore. As the law stands, Indonesia will reintroduce a ban on exports of nickel ore in 2022, having extended it by five years to encourage miners to build processing...

  • A draft of the report by the transport safety agency will be sent next week to Boeing, Lion Air, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and other parties to seek feedback, said Polana Pramesti, director general of civil aviation. The report will include the facts and a chronology of the Lion Air crash, the causes of the incident and give recommendations, said KNKT...

  • LONDON, Aug 9- Nickel slipped on Friday from a 16- month high amid uncertainty over whether top producer Indonesia would soon ban ore exports, while other base metals drifted lower after weak Chinese data. "I don't think a ban makes sense and it looks like the market is pricing in a full ban, so I think the risks are to the downside," said Colin Hamilton, director of...

  • BEIJING, Aug 9- London nickel prices eased on Friday, slipping from a 16- month high struck in the previous session, after Indonesia's nickel miners association said it had urged the government not to bring forward a ban on mineral ore exports. Shanghai nickel, meanwhile, struck a record high overnight and closed up more than 5% on Friday. *COPPER: Benchmark London...

  • LONDON, Aug 9- Nigerian oil has suffered its slowest sales of the year in August, traders said, as U.S. exports of competing light, sweet grades flood traditional markets in Europe and Asia. Permian basin is pouring ever more into traditional strongholds for Nigerian oil in Western Europe, India and Indonesia. According to IHS Markit, Europe has imported around 46%...

  • JAKARTA, Aug 9- Indonesia is discussing bringing forward a ban on mineral ore exports that was previously set to begin in 2022, but no decision has yet been made on such a move, its trade minister said on Friday. Indonesia's trade minister, Enggartiasto Lukita, also said on Friday that President Joko Widodo had asked for input from his ministers on the step.

  • BEIJING, Aug 9- London nickel prices eased on Friday, slipping from a 16- month high struck in the previous session, after Indonesia's nickel miners association said it had urged the government not to bring forward a ban on mineral ore exports. Shanghai nickel, meanwhile, struck a record high overnight and was up more 5% in Thursday's daytime session.

  • BEIJING, Aug 9- London nickel prices eased in early trade on Friday, slipping from a 16- month high struck in the previous session, after Indonesia's nickel miners association said it had urged the government not to bring forward a ban on mineral ore exports. *NICKEL: The most-traded October nickel contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was up 5.1% at 126,140...

  • JAKARTA, Aug 8- Indonesia's nickel miners association urged the government on Thursday not to bring forward a ban on raw mineral exports from 2022.. The association's Secretary General Meidy Katrin Lengkey said the group has "indirect" knowledge of a plan to revise the regulation to bring forward the date of enforcement of the ban. Nickel prices rose almost 5% to...

  • JAKARTA, Aug 8- Indonesia's nickel miners association urged the government on Thursday not to bring forward a ban on raw mineral exports from 2022.. The association's Secretary General Meidy Katrin Lengkey said the group has "indirect" knowledge of a plan to revise the regulation to bring forward the date of enforcement of the ban. Bambang Gatot Ariyono,...

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Nickel prices rose almost 5% to a 16- month high on Thursday as fears rippled through the market over the possibility that major supplier Indonesia could bring forward a ban on exports of nickel ore. Benchmark nickel on the London Metal Exchange at one stage shot up more than 12% to $16,690 a tonne, equalling an April 2018 high, before retreating to...

  • SINGAPORE/ JAKARTA, Aug 8- Nickel prices surged on Thursday on concerns that major supplier Indonesia could bring forward a ban on ore exports despite a senior official claiming any such ruling remains "uncertain." Benchmark three-month nickel on the London Metal Exchange surged as much as 12.7% to $16,690 a tonne, its highest since April 2018.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.2%, FTSE 250 up 0.5%. Aug 8- Mining stocks led gains on London's main index on Thursday after a round of Chinese data soothed some global growth fears and nickel prices jumped amid supply worries, while Hargreaves Lansdown advanced after strong annual results. The FTSE 100, which has fallen almost 5% since President Donald Trump said he would slap...

  • SINGAPORE/ JAKARTA, Aug 8- Nickel prices surged on Thursday on concerns that major supplier Indonesia could bring forward a ban on ore exports despite a senior official claiming any such ruling remains "uncertain." Meanwhile the most active nickel contact on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose to a record 124,890 yuan a tonne. Indonesia, a major supplier of nickel...

  • SINGAPORE/ MELBOURNE, Aug 8- Nickel prices shot up on Thursday, with London nickel touching a 16- month high and Shanghai nickel hitting a record amid worries that major supplier Indonesia could soon ban exports of ore. Traders and analysts cited market chatter that major nickel ore supplier Indonesia, which also supplies tin, would move a ban to export ores to...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 8- Nickel prices shot up on Thursday, with London nickel set for its biggest one-day gain in a decade and Shanghai nickel touching a record high amid worries that major supplier Indonesia could soon ban exports of ore. London tin rallied 2.3% and Shanghai tin jumped 2.1% by 0200 GMT. *OPEN INTEREST: London nickel's open interest touched a record high...

  • *Taiwan, India lead regional outflows. Aug 7- Foreign investors dumped Asian equities in the first six days of August after two months of buying, as the United States ramped up pressure on China with a $300 billion trade barrage last week. Overseas investors sold about $4.5 billion of regional equities during the period, data from stock exchanges in South Korea,...

  • How Indonesia can attract foreign direct investment

    Chatib Basri of Mandiri Institute says Indonesia needs structural reform in order to attract foreign investments, which can help with the stability of the rupiah. He also weighs in on central bank policy in Indonesia.

  • The ban is aimed at making miners process minerals in Indonesia, a major exporter of nickel ore. There was talk in the metals market on Monday that the ban might be brought forward, sending nickel prices to a four-year high on the Shanghai Futures Exchange and to a two-week high at $14,930 a tonne on the London Metal Exchange. Under a 2017 mining regulation,...