Bumi Resources Minerals, an Indonesian (non-coal) mining company, targets to settle its USD $350 million debt to Credit Suisse AG in November 2016. The miner will use funds generated through the sale of its 24 percent stake in Newmont Nusa Tenggara (to Amman Mineral Internasional). Herwin Hidayat, Investor Relations Head at Bumi Resources Minerals, informed that the miner is currently still in talks with Credit Suisse and Amman Mineral Internasional regarding the debt repayment.
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China Investment Corporation (CIC), a sovereign wealth fund, now officially holds a 19 percent stake (worth USD $950 million) in Kaltim Prima Coal, subsidiary of Indonesia's largest coal miner (yet debt-ridden) Bumi Resources. This share transfer is part of Bumi Resources’ debt settlement program with CIC. After the share transfer, Bumi Resources still owes CIC about USD $1.03 billion. Another chunk of this debt will be settled through transferring 42 percent of the shares of another subsidiary, Bumi Resources Minerals, (worth USD $257 million) to CIC.
Shares of Bumi Resources, Indonesia’s largest coal miner by production volume, had plunged more than 13 percent by 16:00pm local Jakarta time on increased concern that a default is looming after the company failed to gain approval from bondholders to change the terms of its USD $375 million bonds due on 5 August. The Bakrie Group-controlled miner intended to extend the maturity of its bonds while lowering the coupon and conversion price. However, this plan was not approved in a bondholders’ meeting held in Singapore on 20 June 2014.
Indonesia Investments updated the company profile of Bumi Resources, a leading Indonesian natural resources group focused primarily on coal mining. The company is Indonesia's largest coal miner by production volume and the world's largest thermal coal exporter. However, due to weak global demand and weak corporate management, the company is at risk of default in the near future due to maturity of its debts. Moody’s has downgraded Bumi’s corporate rating from Caa1 to Ca.
On Thursday's trading day, stocks of Bumi Resources gained 26.39 percent in value after the heads of terms agreement between Bumi Plc and the Bakrie Group was published in worldwide media on Wednesday. This agreement outlines the separation of the Bakrie Group (including Bumi Resources) from London-listed Bumi Plc after the Group had a fall out with Bumi Plc co-founder, Nathaniel Rothschild.
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Bumi Resources, a leading Indonesian coal mining company, came close to default on its USD $300 million November 2016 bond before paying an overdue coupon earlier this week. The company, which is in the hands of the controversial Bakrie family, is obliged to make two coupon payments per year but postponed payment due on 12 May 2014 in order to negotiate with its creditors and lenders. According to a statement of Bumi Resources Director Dileep Srivastava, the payment was done on 11 June 2014.
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