Texas tea for two

THERE are several intriguing aspects to the formation and strategy of the US/India-backed explorer Austin Exploration, which last week launched an initial public offer to raise $10 million and announced plans to list on the Australian Stock Exchange. By RICK WILKINSON

One of the major shareholders in the new outfit is Bombay-listed Assam Company, noted for its establishment in 1839 as the first-ever tea company as well as the first to set up tea gardens in northern


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