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Indonesia eases mineral export ban

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Indonesia's president signed off on a controversial mineral ore export ban Saturday after an 11th-hour easing of the policy following opposition from miners and warnings it would hit state coffers, cabinet ministers said. 

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivers a speech in Tokyo on December 13, 2013

Ministers announced late Saturday night that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had signed the watered down version of the regulation just an hour before it came into effect.

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