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    1. 7 hours ago

      Indonesia’s Joko Widodo struggles to extend power base

      When Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman and small-town mayor, swept to victory in last year’s polls, many...

    2. August 25, 2015

      Founders: Indonesia’s Lion Air magnate Rusdi Kirana

      In a rundown tower block in a part of Jakarta better known for seedy nightclubs than corporate headquarters, is the...

    1. beyondbrics

      August 20, 2015

      Developing economies need power from coal

      By Benjamin Sporton, World Coal Association Over recent weeks, World Bank climate change envoy Rachel Kyte has made a...

    2. August 12, 2015

      Widodo shakes up cabinet as Indonesian growth falters

      Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced a major overhaul of his cabinet on Wednesday, as he struggles to assert his...

    3. August 6, 2015

      In search of Jakarta’s rumoured hedonism

      The Stadium nightclub may seem to have been an anomaly in the capital of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority...

    4. August 5, 2015

      Indonesia feels brunt of commodities slump

      Economic growth in Indonesia slowed in the second quarter, compounding concerns that President Joko Widodo is...

    5. August 5, 2015

      Indonesia struggles to boost foreign investment

      Red cranes hover over the vast skeleton of a 660 megawatt coal-fired power plant under construction on the dusty coast...

    6. July 27, 2015

      UK prime minister puts £1bn towards infrastructure in Indonesia

      David Cameron pledged £1bn in financing for Indonesian infrastructure projects from sewage treatment to geothermal...

    7. July 24, 2015

      UK premier faces criticism over Malaysia visit during scandal

      Politicians in Malaysia have criticised David Cameron for his decision to visit the country in the midst of a national...

    8. July 23, 2015

      Indonesia boosts taxes on imported goods

      Indonesia has boosted import duties on a range of consumer goods, in an effort to support local industry as economic...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      July 3, 2015

      Widodo takes aim

      Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a locally made firearm during a visit at the state-owned defence industry Pt....

    10. June 30, 2015

      Indonesia households feel pinch amid search for new growth engine

      The holy month of Ramadan is normally a time of big spending in Indonesia but this year Puji Lestari says she will not...

    11. June 15, 2015

      People smuggler payments claim hits Australia-Indonesia relations

      Tony Abbott came to power promising “more Jakarta, less Geneva”. But halfway through his first term as prime minister,...

    12. June 12, 2015

      The problem with emerging markets

      It was not too long ago that the emerging markets were regularly eulogised as the permanent powerhouses of the world...

    13. June 11, 2015

      Indonesia scraps luxury taxes in bid to boost flagging growth

      President Joko Widodo’s government has scrapped luxury taxes on most affected goods in an attempt to boost consumption...

    14. May 18, 2015

      Court ruling deals blow to Joko Widodo’s economic reform agenda

      Indonesian president Joko Widodo suffered a blow on Monday after a court ruling hit hopes that the opposition Golkar...

    15. May 17, 2015

      Indonesia set for cabinet reshuffle

      Joko Widodo is preparing to reshuffle his cabinet barely half a year into his presidency as he seeks to address a drop...

    16. May 3, 2015

      Indonesia: No more Mr nice guy

      Known domestically as a reformer with a winning smile and a common touch, it is ironic that internationally Joko Widodo...

    17. April 29, 2015

      Australia recalls ambassador after Indonesia executions

      Australia is withdrawing its ambassador from Indonesia in protest at the execution of two of its citizens convicted of...

    18. March 25, 2015

      Aburizal Bakrie sues in attempt to block Indonesian coalition

      Aburizal Bakrie, the Indonesian tycoon turned politician, is taking legal action against the government in Jakarta to...

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      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will China chose a neutral HQ for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential With the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) gaining support...

    20. February 27, 2015

      Widodo drug policy threatens foreign ties

      Joko Widodo’s election to Indonesia’s presidency in October raised optimism among foreign leaders that his pledges to...

    21. February 18, 2015

      Indonesia’s Widodo withdraws nominee for police chief

      Joko Widodo, Indonesian president, on Wednesday acted to defuse a growing political crisis by cancelling the nomination...

    22. February 17, 2015

      Police target Indonesia anti-graft chief

      A political crisis that threatens to undermine the presidency of Joko Widodo escalated on Tuesday after Indonesian...

    23. February 5, 2015

      Indonesia growth hits five-year low

      Indonesia’s gross domestic product expanded at its slowest pace in five years in 2014, highlighting the challenges...

    24. February 5, 2015

      Indonesia’s Widodo stumbles into crisis over police chief nominee

      Indonesia’s Joko Widodo was swept into power in October promising widespread reforms and action to stamp out corruption...

    25. beyondbrics

      January 30, 2015

      Guest post: Take your pick - how markets love or ignore reform

      By Jonathan Fenby of Trusted Sources Though it offers the best path to medium-term sustainability and growth, economic...

    26. January 25, 2015

      ‘Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century’, by Hamish McDonald

      Last October Joko Widodo became president of Indonesia, completing a rise from small-time furniture salesman to leader...

    27. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2015

      Getting rid of fuel subsidies

      There are very few things on which economists overwhelmingly agree: free trade and apple pie are about it. But almost...

    28. January 19, 2015

      An ever warmer world in conflict with cheaper oil

      The discovery that 2014 was the warmest year on record should not be big news. Scientists rightly dismiss claims made...

    29. January 13, 2015

      Indonesia’s Joko Widodo pledges to accelerate reforms

      Indonesian president Joko Widodo vowed to accelerate reforms after abolishing $18bn of fuel subsidies and neutralising...

    30. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2015

      Guest post: a reform scorecard for EM in 2015

      By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources As reform has become the principal touchstone for emerging markets (EM), the...

    31. January 2, 2015

      Euro undermined by Draghi comments

      Friday 21.00 GMT. Mario Draghi’s latest comments provided the main focus for global markets as 2015 got under way, with...

    32. December 31, 2014

      AirAsia flight QZ8501: recovery suspended due to bad weather

      Bad weather suspends AirAsia jet search Stormy weather forced authorities to suspend efforts to search for wreckage,...

    33. December 30, 2014

      AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Search teams find debris and bodies

      AirAsia jet search — Day 3 Indonesian search and rescue teams looking for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, which...

    34. November 27, 2014

      Reform hopes send Indonesian bond yields to year-low

      Indonesian bond yields have fallen to a one-year low as foreign investors bet that reforms will shield the country from...

    35. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Malaysia follows Indonesia and abolishes fuel subsidies

      Anything you can do, we can do better. Malaysian policymakers might not be fans of the hit song from the musical Annie,...

    36. November 18, 2014

      Bank Indonesia lifts rates to offset impact of fuel price rise

      Indonesia’s central bank has acted swiftly to offset the inflationary impact of a fuel price rise by increasing...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2014

      Indonesian fuel protest

      Tatan Syuflana/AP Students perform a skit outside the presidential palace in Jakarta during a protest against the fuel...

    38. November 18, 2014

      Rupiah rises after fuel subsidy cut

      The Indonesian rupiah made strong gains on Tuesday after the country’s new president Joko Widodo fulfilled a key...

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