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2006-02-16 06:26:55

By Adriana Nina Kusuma JAKARTA (Reuters) - The world's biggest gold miner, Newmont Mining Corp., is paying Indonesia $30 million to settle a civil suit over pollution, but will still face criminal charges in a case closely watched by foreign investors. Economists said Thursday's settlement could help lift foreign investor sentiment toward Southeast Asia's largest economy, which is rich in gold, copper and oil. "This is slightly positive for investors' perceptions, especially...

2005-08-05 06:55:51

MANADO, Indonesia (Reuters) - The world's top gold miner went on trial in Indonesia on Friday, defending charges it spilled toxic waste into a bay, in a case being eyed closely by potential investors in the world's fourth most populous country. In a makeshift court in the capital of North Sulawesi, prosecutors accused the local unit of U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corp. and its American chief executive of causing pollution that made locals living around Buyat Bay sick. A ruling against...

2005-08-05 04:04:50

MANADO, Indonesia (Reuters) - The world's top gold miner went on trial in Indonesia on Friday, defending charges it spilled toxic waste into a bay, in a case being eyed closely by potential investors in the world's fourth most populous country. In a makeshift court in the capital of North Sulawesi, prosecutors accused the local unit of U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corp. and its American chief executive of causing pollution that made locals living around Buyat Bay sick. A ruling against...

2005-08-02 06:48:55

By Karima Anjani and Tomi Soetjipto JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corp denied on Tuesday any wrongdoing by an Indonesian subsidiary charged with pollution, days before it and its American boss face a trial investors and environmentalists will be watching closely. PT Newmont Minahasa Raya and President Director Richard Ness are accused of disposal of toxic waste that polluted a bay in eastern Indonesia. The trial begins on Friday in Sulawesi island's Manado. If found...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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