Juul said it would halt sales of its e-cigarettes in Indonesia after questions by Reuters about marketing to young people in the world’s fourth-most populous country. Reuters had been looking at Juul’s marketing in Indonesia, Philippines and South Korea, the three Asian countries where it operates, and that it found evidence of targeting younger customers, such as selling desert-flavored...
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The Electric: Western Auto and Battery Makers’ Big Gamble on Indonesian Nickel
For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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