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      June 29, 2016

      Indonesian tax amnesty divides opinion

      Indonesia’s controversial tax amnesty plan was approved in parliament on Tuesday – but will it work? The tax amnesty...

    2. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      How Brexit could affect Asian currencies

      A possible Brexit will prove negative to most Asian currencies with China’s renminbi and India’s rupee suffering the...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Indonesia leaves interest rates unchanged

      Indonesia’s central bank has decided to hold interest rates at its two-day policy meeting. Bank Indonesia last cut its...

    2. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Indonesia import and export falls sharpened in April

      The latest trade data out of Indonesia indicated Asia’s third most populous country may still be struggling in its...

    3. May 10, 2016

      Freeport-McMoRan mired in Indonesian uncertainty

      Richard Adkerson calls Grasberg the most complex mine in the world, and it is difficult to argue with...

    4. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Indonesia Q1 GDP disappoints

      Indonesia‘s economy grew slightly less than expected in the first quarter, as the southeast Asian island nation looks...

    5. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2016

      Asia reform: Roadblocks to progress

      By Jon Harrison and Trey McArver of Trusted Sources The prospects for structural economic reform in developing Asian...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      April 18, 2016

      Military inspections

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspect a military honor guard before talks at the...

    7. April 18, 2016

      World split in fight over drugs

      Early last year, eight prisoners from Brazil, Australia and Nigeria were taken to a field on a small island off the...

    8. April 15, 2016

      Widodo shuns grand plan for nuts and bolts approach

      As Joko Widodo clicks through a presentation on infrastructure projects he has launched, an adviser hurries him along,...

    9. April 5, 2016

      West Java strains to regain lead in Indonesian growth

      West Java, with 46m inhabitants, is Indonesia’s most densely populated province. Its large labour force and its...

    10. Tech blog

      March 23, 2016

      #techFT - Streaming beats music downloads

      Streaming revenues overtook those of music downloads in 2015, Uber is suffering from non-existent Indian passengers,...

    11. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Jakarta protest to ban ride-hailing apps turns violent

      The roads of central Jakarta may usually blocked by Indonesia’s infamous traffic but they were blocked for a more...

    12. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      Indonesia's central bank cuts reference rate to 6.75%

      Indonesia’s central bank has cut its reference interest rate to 6.75 per cent from 7 per cent previously. Bank...

    13. March 9, 2016

      Indonesia forest fires spark pollution fears

      Forest fires are again raging across parts of Indonesia, just months after the country faced international condemnation...

    14. March 2, 2016

      Indonesia set to slash government spending

      Indonesia is poised to slash government spending, its finance minister says, as the dramatic drop in global oil prices...

    15. February 11, 2016

      Indonesia launches ‘big bang’ liberalisation

      Indonesia has announced plans to liberalise rules on foreign investment in a number of industries, as President Joko...

    16. January 29, 2016

      Weak rupiah threatens Indonesia’s energy investments

      Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s president, has staked his legacy on a flagship project to overhaul the vast Southeast Asian...

    17. January 20, 2016

      Jakarta attacks test Widodo policy response

      When terrorists launched an attack in central Jakarta last week, Joko Widodo visited the scene of the blasts within...

    18. December 18, 2015

      Indonesia backtracks on ride-hailing rules

      Indonesia’s taxi industry was thrown into confusion on Friday as policymakers flip-flopped on regulation of...

    19. December 8, 2015

      Indonesia caps campaign funding in bid to level playing field

      The elevation of President Joko Widodo, a small town mayor and former governor of Jakarta now at the helm of Indonesia,...

    20. December 1, 2015

      AirAsia crash partly blamed on faulty rudder, say investigators

      An investigation into AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea almost a year ago, killing all 162 people...

    21. December 1, 2015

      Joko Widodo enters firefight to damp climate censure

      Shortly after taking office last year, Joko Widodo visited Indonesia’s Riau province, where he pulled on a pair of...

    22. October 27, 2015

      Indonesia reverses course to seek TPP membership

      Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has backtracked on his previous protectionist stance to push for membership of the...

    23. October 12, 2015

      Jokowi stumbles along the road to reform

      When Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s president, took power a year ago, he had a reputation for being corruption-free,...

    24. October 8, 2015

      Indonesia clamps down on critics of economic policies

      A clampdown on critics of the Indonesian government has cast doubt on the reform credentials of President Joko Widodo...

    25. October 7, 2015

      Widodo announces further stimulus to revive economy

      President Joko Widodo announced the third instalment of his ambitious economic stimulus package on Wednesday, cutting...

    26. October 1, 2015

      Japan cries foul after Indonesia awards rail contract to China

      Corporate Japan longs to build infrastructure for Asia but the country’s officials are despondent this week after China...

    27. September 29, 2015

      Indonesia rolls out next stimulus phase in effort to lift economy

      The Indonesian government announced the second part of an economic stimulus package on Tuesday, looking to attract...

    28. September 21, 2015

      Indonesian president plays catch up on policy as support falls

      Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, won over voters with his image as a man of the people. The former furniture...

    29. September 9, 2015

      Lacklustre Indonesia tries to boost economy with reforms

      President Joko Widodo delivered the first part of his economic reform package yesterday in a push to bolster the...

    30. September 8, 2015

      Interest rate rise: Indonesia prepares to withstand ripples

      It is rush hour on a warm Friday evening but Faizal Ali, 57, is sitting idle on the pavement in central Jakarta with no...

    31. September 1, 2015

      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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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