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Indonesia reviews coal export ban Wednesday, with ships set to go

Move comes as Philippines, Japan call on Jakarta to restart shipments

Piles of coal are seen in Indonesia's East Kalimantan Province   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia will reevaluate its coal export ban on Wednesday and has cleared ships loaded with the fuel to depart the country.

The potential reversal of the monthlong ban on coal exports imposed Jan. 1 comes amid outcry from domestic miners expecting to lose millions of dollars, as well as increasing pressure from Asian countries that rely on the commodity from the archipelago for their energy supply.

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