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  1. June 5, 2014

    Indonesia media barons line up for election fight

    Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto was only giving out the prizes at the recent final of Indonesian Idol but he was...

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    May 20, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Thai army imposes martial law | Thailand’s army declared martial law ‘to keep peace and order’ on Tuesday,...

  1. May 19, 2014

    Battle lines drawn for Indonesia’s presidential election

    The battle lines in Indonesia’s transformative presidential election finally became clear on Monday after weeks of...

  2. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2014

    Indonesia elections: Jokowi edges closer

    Although he officially stepped down from the family business when he entered the government in 2004, Indonesian tycoon...

  3. May 9, 2014

    Widodo’s party takes first place in Indonesian legislative poll

    Joko Widodo moved a step closer to the Indonesian presidency late on Friday after official results confirmed that the...

  4. April 10, 2014

    Mixed Indonesia poll raises investor concerns over lack of direction

    The failure by the Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P) to secure a resounding victory in Wednesday’s legislative...

  5. April 8, 2014

    ‘Widodo factor’ to prove crucial in Indonesia poll

    Joko Widodo is expected to move closer to Indonesia’s presidency on Wednesday with his Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle...

  6. April 2, 2014

    Indonesian presidential hopefuls jostle for supremacy before poll

    Sixteen years after the fall of long-ruling dictator Suharto, Indonesia has developed into a thriving, boisterous democracy,...

  7. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    Guest post: oligarchy dominates Indonesia's elections

    By Jeffrey Winters of Northwestern University Indonesia’s political parties are not bottom-up institutions. They are more...

  8. March 16, 2014

    Making sense of the Indonesian elections

    Indonesia has one of the world’s most complicated and expensive electoral systems, and this year, it will elect both...

  9. August 11, 2013

    Indonesia: A delicate succession

    Almost every Thursday for the past six years, Maria Katarina Sumarsih has stood outside Indonesia’s presidential palace with...

  10. May 12, 2013

    Chairul Tanjung, CT Corporation

    Although he spent six tough years training to become a dentist, Chairul Tanjung never planned to spend his days polishing...

  11. April 2, 2013

    Bakrie sets sights on Indonesia’s top job

    From the 46th floor of his family’s jet black skyscraper in downtown Jakarta, Aburizal Bakrie, the tycoon-turned-politician,...

  12. March 27, 2013

    Indonesia’s wimp trumps a strongman

    For a retired army officer, Indonesia’s Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is a bit of a wimp. SBY, as he is universally known, is...

  13. February 20, 2013

    Bumi rivals prepare for presidential battle

    One of the dirtiest shareholder battles the City of London has ever seen will come to a head on Thursday. Shareholders in...

  14. February 19, 2013

    Rothschild ally relishes Bumi spat

    It was in the sumptuous surroundings of the Belvedere restaurant in London’s Holland Park where financier Nat Rothschild...

  15. beyondbrics

    November 2, 2012

    Bumi up on Rothschild bid hopes [update]

    embed1 Shares in Bumi soared over 12 per cent on Friday on a Reuters report that financier Nat Rothschild was establishing a...

  16. October 11, 2012

    Bakrie plan casts doubt over Bumi London foray

    Is this bye-bye, Bumi? Since 2011 when the financier Nat Rothschild agreed to reverse a collection of Indonesian coal assets...

  17. October 11, 2012

    Bumi – full circle

    Thanks for nothing. Just over two years ago, ostensibly sane investors parted with £700m to capitalise a London-listed...

  18. October 4, 2012

    Bakries under pressure over Bumi Resources

    News of the investigation into corporate governance issues at Bumi Resources has heightened speculation on the future of the...

  19. October 1, 2012

    Bakries to sell assets to repay $437m loan

    Indonesia’s Bakrie family have agreed to sell non-core assets to repay a $437m loan that fell into default because of the...

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    September 24, 2012

    Bumi: from bad to worse

    embed1 For the smart investor what really matters in emerging markets is not putting the money in – it’s getting it out....

  21. September 24, 2012

    Bumi probe into use of unit’s funds

    Bumi plc, the Indonesian coal miner part-owned by financier Nat Rothschild, has launched an internal investigation into...

  22. July 17, 2012

    The dynasty that charmed the City

    Billowing plumes of steam rise into the East Java sky where noxious mud is belching out of the earth. Six years ago, this...

  23. April 20, 2012

    Bumi price fall adds to Bakries’ debt woes

    Indonesia’s influential Bakrie family is facing another debt crisis after creditors issued a default notice on a $437m loan,...

  24. November 2, 2011

    An underwhelming understudy

    Lloyds’ chief executive António Horta-Osório was accorded the market tribute of a 4 per cent drop in the shares of his bank...

  25. November 1, 2011

    Bumi/Bakrie Group: little has changed

    Not Rothschild. Well, not very. The recent debt goings-on at Bakrie Group may not be quite what Nat Rothschild’s backers...

  26. beyondbrics

    November 1, 2011

    Bumi: Bakrie selling a $1bn jewel

    Indonesia’s Bakrie Group has bitten the bullet. On Tuesday the debt-laden family-run Indonesian conglomerate announced a...

  27. November 1, 2011

    Bakries agree Bumi deal with Indonesian investor

    Indonesia’s Bakrie family has agreed to sell off half its stake in Bumi, the London-listed resources company founded by...

  28. October 13, 2011

    Bakries in refinancing talks with Glencore

    Two of the world’s largest commodities trading houses are in negotiations to loan hundreds of millions of dollars to...

  29. October 12, 2011

    Bumi / Glencore: to the rescue

    One newcomer to the London Stock Exchange goes to the rescue of another. How frightfully decent. There is talk that...

  30. beyondbrics

    June 15, 2011

    Good news?: Bakrie family media IPO

    The Bakrie family is bundling its television and online media outlets, including Indonesia’s most popular broadcaster, and...

  31. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2011

    Untying Vallar's Gordian knot

    Few mainstream institutional investors have focussed on Vallar till now – we feel this could trigger their taking a closer...

  32. June 9, 2011

    Hayward seeks to raise £1bn for venture

    Conversations between Nat Rothschild and Tony Hayward, right, led to the idea of Vallares, which is modelled on Vallar – the...

  33. January 14, 2011

    King Nat’s mines

    On an overcast morning last December at the Four Seasons Jakarta, nearly two-dozen dignitaries arrived at the outlying steel...

  34. November 16, 2010

    Observers keep close eye on Bakrie’s moves

    At a recent gathering of his political party, Aburizal Bakrie, arguably Indonesia’s most powerful businessman, told...

  35. November 16, 2010

    Vallar

    Nat king coal. Vallar, the Jersey-based investment vehicle headed by Nathaniel Rothschild, is paying an initial $739m in...

  36. July 13, 2010

    Bakrie chief eyes role in consolidation

    Anindya Bakrie, head of Indonesia’s Bakrie Telecom and heir to one of Asia’s largest business empires, said that the world’s...

  37. May 26, 2010

    Indonesian ex-minister warns of opposition to reform

    The departing Indonesian finance minister has warned that economic and democratic successes in south-east Asia's largest...

  38. May 25, 2010

    Indonesia warned of opposition to reform

    The departing Indonesian finance minister has warned that economic and democratic successes in south-east Asia’s largest...

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