Indonesia’s Freeport copper mine declares force majeure

The US mining giant Freeport-McMoran has said it is no longer liable for contracts on sales from its strike-hit copper and gold mine in Indonesia.

The Grasberg mine in restive Papua province has been hit by six weeks of action over pay and conditions.

The declaration of force majeure frees Freeport of some of its contractual obligations to customers of the world’s second largest copper mine.

Read more in BBC News

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