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Australia ordered to cease spying on East Timor by International Court of Justice

Australia ordered to cease spying on East Timor by International Court of Justice

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald,  March 4, 2014. By  Tom Allard.  Australia has been ordered to cease spying on East Timor and its legal advisers, in a landmark decision by the International Court of Justice relating to a bitter dispute between the two countries over $40 billion of oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea. […]

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Govt to implement new mining law by yearend

Govt to implement new mining law by yearend

Manila Standard Today, February, 15, 2014 By Jennifer Ambanta. The government expects to implement a new mining law by the end of the year, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said Friday. “By the end of the year, we will make a new law identifying these ‘go’ and ‘no-go’ [mining] zones,” Purisima said in a speech in […]

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Report: China may use influence to soften Indonesia’s nickel ore ban

Report: China may use influence to soften Indonesia’s nickel ore ban

Mining.com. January, 20, 2014. By Frik Els. Indonesia surprised the mining world little over a week ago putting into effect an outright ban on nickel ore exports, against expectations of a last-minute climb down by authorities. Indonesia accounts for around a fifth of global supply at an estimated 400,000 tonnes of contained metal and the […]

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Publication

E-book : Governing the Extractive Industries  in Southeast Asia (Scoping Study)

E-book : Governing the Extractive Industries in Southeast Asia (Scoping Study)

The study reviews about situation of extractive industries governance of seven resource-countries in Southeast Asia; Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam  Myanmar and Timor Leste.  The study uses the analysis tool of political economy and governance consideration by analyzing  the regulatory framework, implementation of transparency and accountable principles and capacity of law enforcement.  The study […]

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E-book : Regional framework on Extractive Industries Governance

E-book : Regional framework on Extractive Industries Governance

The ASEAN leaders have developed a  plan to transform ASEAN into an Economic Community by 2015. Extractive Industries sector will take an important role to support this transformation. The Briefing Paper explains about the importance of ASEAN countries to develop a framework for governance in extractive industries as the basic principles to manage their resources […]

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E-book : Assessing National Experiences to Inform Regional Corporation in Southeast Asia

E-book : Assessing National Experiences to Inform Regional Corporation in Southeast Asia

Abundance of natural resources especially for oil, gas and minerals has provided some opportunities for countries in Southeast Asia to support a sustainable development in social and economy. Yet managing these non-renewable resources also creates some challenges and requirements to ensure that these resources will bring the blessing instead of the curses. The book shares […]

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