Antitrust Antitrust

Indonesia’s nickel smelters probed by antitrust regulator for possible collusion

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 14 Nov 2021 22:45
  • 14 Nov 2021 22:45
Indonesia’s nickel-smelting industry could be engaged in unfair business practices, according to Indonesia’s competition regulator, which is looking into allegations that a surveyor was used by smelters to push down the buying price of nickel ore. 

Gopprera Panggabean, the director of investigations for the Indonesian Competition Commission, or KPPU, said there are suspicions

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta


Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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