How Rothschild lost to Indonesia's king coal

More than an argument over foreign interests, the battle for control of Bumi was fundamentally a clash between two wealthy, strong-willed businessmen.

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Last week saw a shareholders' meeting of the mining company Bumi plc in London.

Shareholders meetings are hardly unusual events. But this was no ordinary shareholders meeting. It involved a major Indonesian coal mining concession, and pitted two powerful businesspeople against each other.

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