COAL is so popular that it makes for odd bedfellows.
In November Nat Rothschild, a member of a prominent European banking dynasty, announced a tie-up with one of South-East Asia’s most controversial tycoons.
Aburizal Bakrie is the patriarch of a scrum of companies with interests in everything from agriculture to shipping. He is also a powerful politician who may well run for Indonesia’s presidency in 2014.