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Indonesia mulls 25% mining tax amid a resources boom

In Indonesia the government there is considering a 25% tax on mining exports for this year, and an even higher 50% tax from next year.

Indonesia isn't alone in trying to cash in on the profitable resource industry. Australia is also looking to impose more taxes on the country's miners.

However, both governments are facing some stiff opposition from mining companies.

Peter Albert, the head of Hong Kong-listed gold miner G-Resources, which is currently developing a major gold and silver mining project in Indonesia, spoke to the BBC's Asia Business Report from Jakarta.

  • 16 Apr 2012