The mining industry again had a spectacular year in 2005, both in Indonesia and globally. Globally investor confidence in the sector and its prospects has continued to rise, fuelled by a sustained rise in commodity prices, and as witnessed by a year of significant growth in market capitalisation. In Indonesia profits in the sector have continued to increase in line with the rise in commodity prices, however the country continues to lag behind the global trend of new investments. While the industry in Indonesia continues to be very profitable, new investment is needed to sustain it into the long term.
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