Indonesian interest in Burmese tin

As the world’s biggest exporter of tin, Indonesia capped its shipments of the metal before the industry turned attention to Burma to fulfill demand amid rising prices. Indonesian state-controlled tin company Timah is to continue operations in Burma after ending a mining project in southern Burma where explorations into reserves proved disappointing. The corporation is interested in acquiring a smelter operator, according to the Jakarta Globe. Timah is also said to be contemplating an entry in to the property market.